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Old 09-17-2011, 01:10 AM   #51
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Re: '60 GMC 4x4 Long Fenderside

Yep that rear end is a Dana 44. Very common under 1/2 ton GMC's. In fact your front end should also be a Dana 44.


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Old 09-17-2011, 10:42 AM   #52
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Thanks Tony and Captainfab!
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Old 09-22-2011, 05:37 PM   #53
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Ok, I got the OK from the legal people, and they said I have every right to go get my truck. It has been titled in my name ONLY for the last 9 years, and was never in her name. I had a Sheriff's Deputy standing by (he said it was all legal too) just in case she showed up, or was there and got crazy.

It went smooth as silk. Backed in to the driveway, drug it up on the trailer, and booked out of there. She wasn't there, so no drama or problems!!

In the pictures below, there is a F@rd pulling my truck home, but it is only out of necessity. He had a trailer, and the truck with the pintle hitch.

Got it home, and rolled it off of the trailer and NO BRAKES!!! Good thing there wasn't anything behind us. Then we pushed it up in the garage, safe and sound!!

Now the real fun begins!!!
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Old 09-22-2011, 05:39 PM   #54
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Lucky it fit in the garage! Im glad you got her home safe and sound! Congrats!
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Old 09-22-2011, 05:44 PM   #55
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Thanks Bradley!

It was close on the height, but cleared by a couple of inches!! I was sweating it, as we were rolling it up the driveway. Just as we were rolling into the garage, I though about that I should have double checked the height! LOL Glad she fit!

Now I need a name for it!

You all are amazingly creative people, any suggestions?? I would like to have something that refers to the truck. Something to do with GMC, or 4x4, or K1002, etc. Blondie_k and I were referring to her truck as Luna-C before that all went to crap, so something along those lines.
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Old 09-22-2011, 05:54 PM   #56
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Baby Blue Bastard?

Babe The Blue Ox?

Big Blue?

Bruised And Abused?
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Old 09-22-2011, 06:01 PM   #57
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I like Babe!! Especially if it was staying blue!

Color plans (at this point) are dark charcoal from the body line just under the door handle, and a few shades lighter above that, with a Harley orange pin stripe to separate them.
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Old 09-23-2011, 01:30 AM   #58
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Glad to hear you got your truck home and in the garage without issue......even if it took a f@&d to make it happen
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Old 09-23-2011, 08:13 AM   #59
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Re: '60 GMC 4x4 Long Fenderside

Babe the big blue OX ..... The Charcoal ox???? well maybe not.
It is hard to name a truck until you know it's personality..

When daughter named her 64 (Lola ) , I asked her "is it a male or girl truck"???
Her reply was; "it is now trans-gendered," after the tranny -swap took place..



Glad you have it home with no issues
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Old 09-23-2011, 09:19 AM   #60
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Boy how that truck would look fixed up back to original state
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Old 09-23-2011, 09:27 AM   #61
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From the passenger front, it makes me think of the iconic cartoon bulldog. And the coloring would fit. Any more ideas?? Something will come up!
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Old 09-23-2011, 09:40 AM   #62
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j.kirn, I love your truck!! Do you have any more recent pictures of it. It is the reason I was/am debating the wide tires vs. skinny tires.
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Old 09-23-2011, 11:16 AM   #63
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before you do turn it over much, pull the plugs and squirt some marvel mystery oil in each cylinder to help lubricate it, and loosen up the rings.
How much oil should I put in each cylinder? Teaspoon, tablespoon, half a cup (I know not that much, trying to be funny)
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Old 09-23-2011, 02:20 PM   #64
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Putting wide tires is hard on any steering components,especially the original axle,i do need to take some updated pics of truck maybe this weekend. I WOULD LOVE TO SEE YOUR TRUCK PUT BACK THE WAY IT CAME ORIGINALL. However you do it you can be proud of this truck, very rare gmc 4 wheeel drive
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Old 09-24-2011, 08:53 AM   #65
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Here are some more pictures of what I am starting with.

The beastly 305A V6.





And a little redneck engineering from a P.O. Would assume it is not my buddies handiwork, but who knows in a pinch, you do what you have to do.





Dash





More dash. When I parked it, the radio still worked. It took a few minutes to warm up, by then it came in almost as clear as my modern truck.





Even more dash.





Glovebox with the cardboard still in it! Not sure if it is a replacement, but good to have either way!





Floor













Somebody wrote an L under the paint under the hood





Some goodies that came along with the truck.









Both of these have the GMC logo on them.





A full gasket kit for the engine! I guess if it needs it, this is the way to go!! After sitting for so long (9+ years) will the gasket set still be good? The box is unopened, so I would assume that the plastic is still around the gaskets inside.








I guess the rear diff says 74 F@rd, not 9" F@rd.
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Old 09-24-2011, 03:33 PM   #66
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SHE LIVES!!!!!!

Pulled out the plugs, put in some Marvel Oil, let it sit. Turned it over by hand a few times, and it rolled over smoothly. Cleaned and gapped the plugs took the battery out of my work truck, poured a little gas in the carb, and cranked it over for a bit, then she fired up...for a couple of seconds.
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Nice!
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Old 09-26-2011, 10:26 PM   #68
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Lightened up the truck quite a bit yesterday morning and this evening.

Removed pounds of bondo. It was still semi soft in the middle. It has been there at least 11-12 years as far as I know. I have had the truck for 9 years, and my buddy had it for a couple prior to that.

It is on there a little thick!




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Drivers side pile. The hammer is 12" long for reference.

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Poor thing! Look at it this way, when you're done it wont have that bondo all over it!
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Scored a near perfect 60-61 GMC hood, a factory fan shroud (not sure if it is for my 60 or not, but the price was right), MOST of a cab to frame mount kit, and most of a radiator core support mount kit.

Got all of these for a decent price. I am pretty excited about getting these!

I had to unload the hood by myself, so this is the best picture I can get for tonight. The shroud is a little rough around the edges, and has a little surface rust, but it's only metal right!


I posted his craigslist ad in the main 60-66 forum, so anyone looking could see if he has what you need. He has more than what he has listed. I have never met him before this evening.
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Old 09-30-2011, 04:06 PM   #71
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jason you should be driving this by the time we all meet for the winter breakfast club!!!
Nice score on the parts !!!
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Old 09-30-2011, 04:11 PM   #72
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I sure hope so!!! That would be great!
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Hey I just sent the guy on CL a response, Did he have any radiators???
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Not that I saw, but he had a lot of stuff stacked in the bed of the truck.
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Old 10-01-2011, 04:04 AM   #75
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that thing is a bad ass always wished my truck was a 4x4!
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