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Re: New 9ft bed progress!! & 1ton GMC build [Re: Fox] #1268047
Mon Jun 04 2018 12:35 AM
Mon Jun 04 2018 12:35 AM
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Fox  Offline OP
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Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 1,093
Breton, Alberta
I found my 4.10! I had placed ads online and had searched yards and wreckers but still hadn’t found the 4.10. I live in a small town of about 500 people and we have a weekly newspaper. Last week my wife said, “You should put a wanted ad in the Booster.”
To which I replied, “No one is going to see it and have that rear end, love.” I forgot all about it.

Well, thanks to my wife, who put in the ad for me, a guy called me 3 days after the Booster came out. I have the truck you’re looking for he said.

Here’s what I bought: 72 Chev c20 custom. Long box, wood floor, 350, automatic, Eaton rear, odometer says 38,000. I paid $500.

The guy had owned from 78, last registered 84, driven around farm for work, parked in ‘02.

Today was a good day!

https://photos.app.goo.gl/iVWjfvQiXYsWRZdZ2

Last edited by Fox; Mon Jun 04 2018 12:36 AM.

1950 Chevrolet 1300
In the Stovebolt Gallery
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1953 GMC 9430 1 ton dually

[b] 1970 Chevrolet C10 [b]
Re: New 9ft bed progress!! & 1ton GMC build [Re: Fox] #1268073
Mon Jun 04 2018 05:04 AM
Mon Jun 04 2018 05:04 AM
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Elderly Iron  Offline
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Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 205
Southern Oregon
SCORE!

Re: New 9ft bed progress!! & 1ton GMC build [Re: Fox] #1268189
Tue Jun 05 2018 03:28 PM
Tue Jun 05 2018 03:28 PM
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Howies551Ton  Offline
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Joined: Sep 2011
Posts: 135
Gleichen/CalgaryAlberta
WOW what a great find. The diff you need now and lots of parts for your other project.
Did you also buy a lottery ticket?

Many folk would not part that out just put it back on the road. Change the rear axle and front hubs and use 5bolt half ton stuff.
Rolling and driving it would be worth more than what you paid for it. 67 /72 are in demand!

Now the task is to get the 50 on the road so you and the wife and lad can have some quality time.

Hope to see you in June.
Howie & Valerie


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] #1268225
Wed Jun 06 2018 12:43 AM
Wed Jun 06 2018 12:43 AM
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53 green 1- ton  Online
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Joined: Feb 2013
Posts: 290
Bucks County, Pa.
Darn,Fox
Not only can you build a wonderful truck, but your also a lucky SOB!!!
Now you have a almost finished 53 with a 4:10 and you have a new project, 72-c-20 with a 5:13 rear and a 350 pulling it. Little soap and water—— ok maybe a pressure washer, and she’ll look like new. Just think about all of the rear tires you can burn up.
As always, enjoyed your journey!
My best to you and your family!
Jim


Jim Schmidt.
Bucks County, Pa.
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Re: New 9ft bed progress!! & 1ton GMC build [Re: Fox] #1268232
Wed Jun 06 2018 01:53 AM
Wed Jun 06 2018 01:53 AM
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Fox  Offline OP
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Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 1,093
Breton, Alberta
I know! I couldn’t pull it out of the bush fast enough. I was afraid he’d change his mind! If I do sell it in the future I’m going to give the previous owner first crack at it for what I paid. He was really helpful and friendly. He’d owned it for so long. I think the only reason he actually parted with it was I showed him pictures of my almost complete GMC. I think he thought that I was going to do something “proper” with it and would give it a good home.

My plan for the 72 is to swap the gears and then park it. I might try to get it running this summer, but I intend to use it as a “puzzle box” as my cousin tore my Grandpa’s 70 C10 apart years ago and I have little idea about how it goes together.

Thanks for the kind words guys. I am looking forward to driving the GMC.

See you at History Road, Howie. I probably won’t have the GMC (rear end to compete, brake cylinder to install and bleed, inspection and insurance, test runs...) at the show but I do intend on going!


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] #1268855
Tue Jun 12 2018 05:05 AM
Tue Jun 12 2018 05:05 AM
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Fox  Offline OP
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Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 1,093
Breton, Alberta
The last week has been extremely enjoyable and eventful.

I completed my 4.10 exchange into the GMC and everything went extremely smoothly. I cleaned it up with a wire wheel and die grinder, lightly sanded, brake cleaned and shot it in black paint. New gaskets, oil, bolts and it slid right into place. I noticed right away how much tighter it was compared to the old 5.14 when spinning the yoke. It was a chore installing it by myself but I wasn’t complaining! First big hurdle!

I next addressed my brakes. I wasn’t able to maintain pedal pressure and closer inspection showed the back right was leaking at the wheel cylinder. I ordered a replacement and changed it out. No more leak there. I did not get a chance to bleed them so it sat for a couple days.

History Road. I attended History Road in Wetaskiwin. It is a fantastic car show in central Alberta hosted by a great museum, the Reynolds Alberta Museum. I met up with fellow Bolters Doyle and Howie and their ladies, Isabel and Val. It was a great afternoon (albeit short because of our young WrenchFetcher Everett’s nap time and feeding schedule) spent touring cars and trucks, making new friends, having coffee and running from the rain! Doyle provided me with a wheel cylinder for the back left of my 1 ton as well! (Thanks so much, Doyle!) Sadly, Howie and I were not able to get our trucks to the show, but lived vicariously through Doyle as he showed off his freshly shined up 1 ton! It looked amazing in the line. I couldn’t believe it was the same truck. That elbow grease Doyle applied really changed the truck’s dynamic! Next year we’re there!

I promptly installed the new cylinder from Doyle and reattached my lines on Sunday. My Dad came over tonight and he and I bled the system. I am very happy to report that I have functioning brakes and that I can lock up the rears. The fronts not yet, but I suspect that I need to adjust the fronts and I should be done. YAY! I’ll double check in the morning to make sure that I have no leaks. My Dad and I went for a drive around the block a few times. It was great having him with me on the GMC’s first “full run” with everything working. Tonight was awesome! I immediately noticed how that 4.10 changed the truck’s speed as I pulled out of the garage. It sure upped the transmission’s abilities. Very sweet. If you are thinking 4.10...DO IT! I wanted to go for an extended rip down the highway, but my voice of reason (Dad) quietly reminded me to not. 😉 Thanks Pa! I’d hate to have it towed before I even got it out.

Some of my neighbours came out and congratulated me on getting it completed, too. They said, “It’s nice to see it done as we’ve been watching for the last couple years.” It does feel good!

I have an inspection lined up for the end of the week. Insurance early next week and then I’m driving this truck to school everyday if it’s nice out! What an epic journey! Thanks Bolters. I think I’ll post some photos of it on the road very soon.

This is what’s left on the to-do list:
1 cover door panels and install handles.
2. Rubber coat underside of fenders.
3. Re-zip tie a couple wires under the dash.
4. Drive it... often!

1 truck done...2 to go...maybe 3? Yeesh. 😉😎🐺

Last edited by Fox; Tue Jun 12 2018 05:10 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] #1269309
Sun Jun 17 2018 04:56 AM
Sun Jun 17 2018 04:56 AM
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Fox  Offline OP
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Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 1,093
Breton, Alberta
Inspection passed! Only bad thing was the sky opened up on it for an hour before I was able to get down there to pick it up! It sure did look pretty sweet glistening with the rain drops on it after though. When I went in to pick it up, my friend came to me and said, “You wouldn’t believe the foot traffic I’ve had come through here today because of that old one ton!” That really made me giddy! 😃 He made a few recommendations: front right wheel cylinder might need to be changed (I was hopeful it wouldn’t), one brake line might rub a little (watch it or change it), clutch needs an adjustment. Not too bad!

I tried to get insurance but the company I want to utilize requires an appraisal because it is an antique. The rates are very good so I have an appraisal booked for Monday. I’ve heard very good things about them and how they really give you a good package. Photos, paper work, binder for it all. Ugh, now I have to clean all that rain and dust off a black truck. 😕

Today I made a trip to the city with my mother who loves to sew. We went to a very good fabric store and I got some nice vinyl for my door panels. Boy, was I out of my element in there! But now that I’m a little familiar with it I find myself planning the next truck’s interior elements!
The material cost me $12.99 and seems pretty durable. Time will tell.
It’s not concourses or professional style but I think it will look pretty sharp once I get my bolts in. The ones I got for it are now slightly short because of the panel board, vinyl and a couple vinyl folds.
Here are some photos:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/aKdv8NyyiyguwR3N7

Last edited by Fox; Sun Jun 17 2018 05:05 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] #1270505
Thu Jun 28 2018 03:38 AM
Thu Jun 28 2018 03:38 AM
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Fox  Offline OP
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Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 1,093
Breton, Alberta
I have logged 22 miles! I got insurance and registration today and then a pile of thumbs up and waves. The kids at school loved it and my niece begged to pull out of the school on the second last day with me. I happily obliged. I’m taking it to school tomorrow and the next as well. It’s fun to drive.

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. The truck drove very straight and was quieter than I expected. I loved popping up the cowl vent for some air flow.

I also took my friend for a ride who helped a lot with allowing me to use his paint and blasting booth.

Today was awesome!!!


Last edited by Fox; Fri Jul 06 2018 04:14 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] #1271155
Wed Jul 04 2018 03:56 AM
Wed Jul 04 2018 03:56 AM
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Fox  Offline OP
Shop Shark
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 1,093
Breton, Alberta
This long weekend was a lot of fun. I took the old one ton into the Canada Day parade and threw candy out for the kids. My wife and little fella rode in the cab (Everett “drove”) and my niece rode in the box and threw candy as well. Being such a small town, many people had seen it in the show and shine over the last 3 years (except last year as it was disassembled for paint) and were very interested to see it finished. It was so rewarding to have it in its first show! I took my parents for a ride. It was a fun day.

Here are a couple photos!

https://photos.app.goo.gl/nhiRvGdeBFPbZpgg7


I think this truck is DONE!


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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