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Re: New 9ft bed progress!! & 1ton GMC build [Re: Fox] #1242418
Tue Nov 07 2017 09:03 PM
Tue Nov 07 2017 09:03 PM
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53 green 1- ton  Offline
Shop Shark
Joined: Feb 2013
Posts: 297
Bucks County, Pa.
Now that's a happy boy! But then again, he is in a 1-ton!!!


Jim Schmidt.
Bucks County, Pa.
Pix in Photobucket
Re: New 9ft bed progress!! & 1ton GMC build [Re: Fox] #1243358
Wed Nov 15 2017 03:47 AM
Wed Nov 15 2017 03:47 AM
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Fox  Offline OP
Shop Shark
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 1,141
Breton, Alberta
Parking lamps refurbished and ready for a rewire for signal lights.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/bi1HMj1lAy03gI543

I started putting fittings together for the gas line tonight as well.


1950 Chevrolet 1300
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pictures here

1953 GMC 9430 1 ton dually

[b] 1970 Chevrolet C10 [b]
Re: New 9ft bed progress!! & 1ton GMC build [Re: Fox] #1243653
Fri Nov 17 2017 02:55 PM
Fri Nov 17 2017 02:55 PM
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Fox  Offline OP
Shop Shark
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 1,141
Breton, Alberta
Floats adjusted, body cleaned up, carb rebuilt.


1950 Chevrolet 1300
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pictures here

1953 GMC 9430 1 ton dually

[b] 1970 Chevrolet C10 [b]
Re: New 9ft bed progress!! & 1ton GMC build [Re: Fox] #1244676
Sun Nov 26 2017 03:18 AM
Sun Nov 26 2017 03:18 AM
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Fox  Offline OP
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Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 1,141
Breton, Alberta
My wife went to a farmers' market today with the little guy so I had the shop to myself. I was able to work on the truck steady for a bit. I got the fuel line plumbed in, vacuum line plumbed in, and the air cleaner bolted down. It was a pretty good day once I found my tubing bender and flare set. I moved it months ago while cleaning shop and couldn't find it!

Tomorrow I will hook up the carb and linkages permanently, hopefully, and then begin to lay out the wiring harness.

On Friday, we went to the city but my chrome hadn't been shipped up from Calgary. The chrome shop usually waits for a pile to accumulate before the make a delivery run to Edmonton. Good thing I'm not in a hurry for it. 😜

I also still have to get my heater core repaired or simply not run the heater ever. But I do think I'd like to drive it in fall when it can be quite cool.

Today's work:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/RmgSxN2thZKhd8OU2

Last edited by Fox; Sun Nov 26 2017 03:21 AM.

1950 Chevrolet 1300
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pictures here

1953 GMC 9430 1 ton dually

[b] 1970 Chevrolet C10 [b]
Re: New 9ft bed progress!! & 1ton GMC build [Re: Fox] #1244740
Mon Nov 27 2017 01:12 AM
Mon Nov 27 2017 01:12 AM
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Fox  Offline OP
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Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 1,141
Breton, Alberta
I hooked up the carb linkages this morning. Layed out the harness, clean the old switches up, installed the speedometer and gauges, throttle and chuckle cables, installed the felt rings in the pedals and throttle and installed the speedo cable grommet and throttle/choke grommet. Pretty good day. Looking forward to getting wires layed in. But I'd better clean up the shop first to keep things organized.


1950 Chevrolet 1300
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pictures here

1953 GMC 9430 1 ton dually

[b] 1970 Chevrolet C10 [b]
Re: New 9ft bed progress!! & 1ton GMC build [Re: Fox] #1244815
Mon Nov 27 2017 07:31 PM
Mon Nov 27 2017 07:31 PM
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Howies551Ton  Offline
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Joined: Sep 2011
Posts: 134
Gleichen/CalgaryAlberta
Good work Fox, Just remember where things get put after the clean up.

I also need a heater core for the 55 and tried to re solder it but to no luck. We are in our Ca. winter home and even down here things are pricy.
The new core is close to $200 US bucks but like you I want a heater for the cool days. I did drive part of the last season without
the core in place and it is needed. Or else the air intake passageway needs to be sealed up. But then no fresh air or a defroster for
the cool mornings.
I do not drive it very much or for any distance since the rear pinion seal is leaking quite a lot of oil. I need to get a larger impact wrench
to remove the nut as I broke mine last summer trying to do the repair.
I enjoy reading your truck adventures this last couple of years and hopefully we will finally meet up next June at the Reynolds.
Work safe.
Howie


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] #1244919
Tue Nov 28 2017 05:24 AM
Tue Nov 28 2017 05:24 AM
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Fox  Offline OP
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Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 1,141
Breton, Alberta
I'm looking forward to driving it next summer and especially taking it to its first show completed and meeting up with you guys. Hopefully nothing goes BAM! My grade 4 class is keeping me on it. Glass, fuel lines/system, now the harness! My wife too is getting excited as she can see the end too. She keeps asking little questions about it that she never did before.

"Will you drive it in winter?" -yes, if it's nice out and the roads are clean. Heater core anyone?

"Where will we go for the first time?" - most likely just down the back road VERY slowly.

I do have an extra core in another truck so maybe I'll get lucky and it might still be ok. More than likely though it's probably toast too. These old girls were worked hard and put away wet.

That's crazy that you broke your impact on that nut! Yeesh! Who torqued that down?

Today I cleaned out the cab and I laid out the new harness beside the truck. It was all wrapped up so unwrapped it, zip tied all the bundles together according to location and called it a night. The new headlight switch that's included is very nice but I'd have to modify the dash hole to accommodate it! I don't want to wreck paint, enlarge holes, or mess with it. I'm using the old switch instead. Tomorrow's goal: mount the fuse panel on the inner firewall and rough in those bundles.

Here is the final list of tasks as far as I can see.
1. Rewire and hook up various bits.
2. Reassemble grille.
3. Run/test engine once again. Tune.
4. Get seat & door panels recovered and install.
5. Get and install new hubcaps and used clips on rims.
6. Install front clip. Hook up wires, etc.
7. Install grille and good
8. Tighten all hardware.
9. Get front end aligned.
10. Close hood, cross fingers, and hopefully...
I have 7 months to finish.

Im getting closer...

😎

Last edited by Fox; Tue Nov 28 2017 05:38 AM.

1950 Chevrolet 1300
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pictures here

1953 GMC 9430 1 ton dually

[b] 1970 Chevrolet C10 [b]
Re: New 9ft bed progress!! & 1ton GMC build [Re: Fox] #1244923
Tue Nov 28 2017 06:03 AM
Tue Nov 28 2017 06:03 AM
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Fox  Offline OP
Shop Shark
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 1,141
Breton, Alberta
I also updated my pictures at the bottom of my User signature. A lot of the pictures during the build are there. Not all but most. Click on my profile and then look for "more pictures."
I'm quite proud of myself for figuring this out actually!

Last edited by Fox; Tue Nov 28 2017 06:07 AM.

1950 Chevrolet 1300
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pictures here

1953 GMC 9430 1 ton dually

[b] 1970 Chevrolet C10 [b]
Re: New 9ft bed progress!! & 1ton GMC build [Re: Fox] #1245070
Wed Nov 29 2017 02:00 AM
Wed Nov 29 2017 02:00 AM
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doyle1950  Offline
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Posts: 221
Spruce Grove Alberta Canada
Awesome pictures Fox, looking forward to seeing it and of course you and Howie at Reynolds.
Take care.
Doyle


1950 Chevrolet 5-Window Canadian manufactured 1-Ton with Dump Bed / Hoist
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Photobucket
You will never stop learning new things, no matter how old you are.
Re: New 9ft bed progress!! & 1ton GMC build [Re: Fox] #1246128
Fri Dec 08 2017 02:53 AM
Fri Dec 08 2017 02:53 AM
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Fox  Offline OP
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Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 1,141
Breton, Alberta
Christmas came early and the new shiny pieces need to be assembled. I have my wife's permission to place this up above the Tv area for the holidays! 😎

Wiring can wait for a little bit.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/qtuC56wJqWLOSSWR2

Last edited by Fox; Fri Dec 08 2017 05:16 AM.

1950 Chevrolet 1300
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pictures here

1953 GMC 9430 1 ton dually

[b] 1970 Chevrolet C10 [b]
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