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Re: New 9ft bed progress!! & 1ton GMC build [Re: Fox] #1277560
Thu Aug 23 2018 08:40 PM
Thu Aug 23 2018 08:40 PM
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fourspeedwagon  Offline
Wrench Fetcher
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 65
high desert of Wa state
Originally Posted by Fox


I watched my odometer and noticed that it read true to a mile. Very strange/fortunate that it did so. I suspect the sm420 I got from a later donor truck may have been geared for a 4.10. The speed felt very accurate as well.



Ok Fox— With the new gears, what was a comfortable speed? I have a 4.10 chunk out of a 68ish Gmc so I will definitely be doing the swap. Just curious what I should expect. A short jaunt up to 60 once seemed overly abusive...


1951 GMC 250 Open Express
1947 Chevrolet Deluxe Panel

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Re: New 9ft bed progress!! & 1ton GMC build [Re: Fox] #1277622
Fri Aug 24 2018 03:02 AM
Fri Aug 24 2018 03:02 AM
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Fox  Offline OP
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Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 1,408
Breton, Alberta
Wagon,
With my 4.10 I can do 65 mph. However, I don’t like to. It gets loud with both road noise and engine rpm. I quite like to cruise at about 55mph max. It’s fast enough and it's quiet enough. The engine hums along quite steadily and that speed isn’t a big safety concern for going too slowly on secondary highways. Plus, if the speed limit is 60 you hardly make much time by going 5-10 mph faster.😎 I’ve had people lined up behind me as I happily chug along at 55. Occasionally people might come ripping up but usually slow down as they pass because of the “old truck rubber neck” syndrome! Thumbs up ensue! You will notice and like the difference the gear makes.

The swap is as easy as the tech tips says. Have fun and enjoy!



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1953 GMC 9430 1 ton dually—-Shiny!

1970 Chevrolet C10 - Grandpa’s- My first truck.—in progress to shiny
1972 Chevrolet C20- rusted
1970 Chevrolet K20 Suburban—rusted.
1950 Chevrolet 1300- in progress to shiny.

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1951 GMC 9300
1951-GMC 9430
1951- Chevrolet 1300
Re: New 9ft bed progress!! & 1ton GMC build [Re: Fox] #1281300
Mon Sep 24 2018 02:46 AM
Mon Sep 24 2018 02:46 AM
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Fox  Offline OP
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Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 1,408
Breton, Alberta
We had a family photo shoot today and I wanted to share some photos of us with the truck. The snow was melting fast, the truck actually hooked up really well in the snow. It is strange seeing lush green leaves with snow everywhere! That granny low helped to avoid spinning in the snow. Everett did really well but started to get fussy half way through.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/ZcoKbVyQE7miDChCA



In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pictures here

1953 GMC 9430 1 ton dually—-Shiny!

1970 Chevrolet C10 - Grandpa’s- My first truck.—in progress to shiny
1972 Chevrolet C20- rusted
1970 Chevrolet K20 Suburban—rusted.
1950 Chevrolet 1300- in progress to shiny.

Parts trucks-
1951 GMC 9300
1951-GMC 9430
1951- Chevrolet 1300
Re: New 9ft bed progress!! & 1ton GMC build [Re: Fox] #1282038
Mon Oct 01 2018 01:42 AM
Mon Oct 01 2018 01:42 AM
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Howies551Ton  Offline
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Joined: Sep 2011
Posts: 136
Gleichen/CalgaryAlberta
Howdy Fox
Thanks for the photos for all to see how an old GMC can make a family happy.

Valerie enjoyed seeing them and we will allow you to keep the snow!

Can Everett weld yet? The 70 will be for him.

Howie, out sweeping leaves.


1 1955 Chev one ton. 261 engine

3 1962 Chev c-10 261 engine
4 1966 Plymouth VIP 5.7 GenIII Hemi
5 1966 Imperial Crown Coupe 440 engine
Re: New 9ft bed progress!! & 1ton GMC build [Re: Fox] #1310887
Thu May 16 2019 04:40 AM
Thu May 16 2019 04:40 AM
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Fox  Offline OP
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Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 1,408
Breton, Alberta
I’m blowing my own horn here but the one ton has hit a milestone. I rolled over 600 miles the other day with Everett sitting shotgun. 600 miles is “close enough” for me to call it. This old truck has rolled over 1000 km with no major issues. I have my first BIG car show in a few weeks and I sure hope I haven’t jinxed anything! Looking forward to it Doyle, Howie, Steve. Hopefully you all can make it.



In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pictures here

1953 GMC 9430 1 ton dually—-Shiny!

1970 Chevrolet C10 - Grandpa’s- My first truck.—in progress to shiny
1972 Chevrolet C20- rusted
1970 Chevrolet K20 Suburban—rusted.
1950 Chevrolet 1300- in progress to shiny.

Parts trucks-
1951 GMC 9300
1951-GMC 9430
1951- Chevrolet 1300
Re: New 9ft bed progress!! & 1ton GMC build [Re: Fox] #1311011
Fri May 17 2019 03:34 PM
Fri May 17 2019 03:34 PM
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doyle1950  Offline
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Posts: 228
Spruce Grove Alberta Canada
See you all June 8-9 at Reynolds-Alberta


1950 Chevrolet 5-Window Canadian manufactured 1-Ton with Dump Bed / Hoist
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