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Re: 1951 GMC 100 Project Updates... [Re: e9coupe] #1296797
Wed Jan 30 2019 01:32 AM
Wed Jan 30 2019 01:32 AM
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e9coupe  Offline OP
Shop Shark
Joined: Oct 2016
Posts: 90
Northern CA
A little more work done. Cleaning up the engine compartment. I'm repainting the air cleaner housing, it didn't turn out like I'd hoped. Wiring is next...

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engine paint.jpg (164 downloads)
engine paint2.jpg (166 downloads)
engine paint3.jpg (166 downloads)
engine paint7.jpg (169 downloads)
engine paint6.jpg (164 downloads)
Last edited by e9coupe; Wed Jan 30 2019 01:36 AM.
Re: 1951 GMC 100 Project Updates... [Re: e9coupe] #1298919
Thu Feb 14 2019 04:08 AM
Thu Feb 14 2019 04:08 AM
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sfeldma  Offline
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Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 28
McMinnville, Oregon
Looking good e9coupe! The faux patina work looks awesome. Are you going to "rust" the bare metal spots with muriatic acid?


1954 Chevy 3100
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1953 f100 w/ v8
1953 f250 w/ v8
Re: 1951 GMC 100 Project Updates... [Re: sfeldma] #1298973
Thu Feb 14 2019 07:18 PM
Thu Feb 14 2019 07:18 PM
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e9coupe  Offline OP
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Posts: 90
Northern CA
Originally Posted by sfeldma
Looking good e9coupe! The faux patina work looks awesome. Are you going to "rust" the bare metal spots with muriatic acid?


I did, but it didn't etch into the metal enough to stay when I took the edges off of the paint and then cut it with rubbing compound. It's been in my garage the whole time so it's not "weathering" at all right now. Instead of chasing it I'll just let the next owner decide what direction to go.

Here's a photo showing a little etching. This is when I was cleaning up the edges so you can see the "clean" areas on the metal.

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Re: 1951 GMC 100 Project Updates... [Re: e9coupe] #1303166
Fri Mar 15 2019 05:47 PM
Fri Mar 15 2019 05:47 PM
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e9coupe  Offline OP
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Joined: Oct 2016
Posts: 90
Northern CA
Wiring almost done. Taillights added, headlight rings going on...

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firewall.jpg (113 downloads)
engine comp wiring.jpg (115 downloads)
tail lights.jpg (110 downloads)
headlight ring.jpg (106 downloads)
Last edited by e9coupe; Fri Mar 15 2019 05:48 PM.
Re: 1951 GMC 100 Project Updates... [Re: e9coupe] #1303372
Sun Mar 17 2019 12:39 AM
Sun Mar 17 2019 12:39 AM
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tom moore  Offline
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Joined: May 2006
Posts: 545
New Hampshire
Nice truck and good work. U should be proud.

Re: 1951 GMC 100 Project Updates... [Re: e9coupe] #1304619
Mon Mar 25 2019 09:28 PM
Mon Mar 25 2019 09:28 PM
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e9coupe  Offline OP
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Posts: 90
Northern CA
Done with the engine compartment. Couple more things on my list and the rest is for the next guy...

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Re: 1951 GMC 100 Project Updates... [Re: e9coupe] #1309725
Sun May 05 2019 09:51 PM
Sun May 05 2019 09:51 PM
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e9coupe  Offline OP
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Posts: 90
Northern CA
Done. I just came back from the gas station and had about five or six people walk up and check it out. Got good reviews. 😁

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Last edited by e9coupe; Mon May 06 2019 03:54 PM.
Re: 1951 GMC 100 Project Updates... [Re: e9coupe] #1309788
Mon May 06 2019 04:24 AM
Mon May 06 2019 04:24 AM
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Fox  Offline
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Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 1,374
Breton, Alberta
Ahhhh! More pictures please!

Very cool truck! It is a rewarding feeling taking them out. It’s sometimes hard to stop anywhere though...😁👍🏻🕘🕘🕘🕘🕘😎



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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.

Parts trucks-
1951 GMC 9300
1951-GMC 9430
1951- Chevrolet 1300
Re: 1951 GMC 100 Project Updates... [Re: Fox] #1309823
Mon May 06 2019 03:57 PM
Mon May 06 2019 03:57 PM
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e9coupe  Offline OP
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Posts: 90
Northern CA
Originally Posted by Fox
Ahhhh! More pictures please!

Very cool truck! It is a rewarding feeling taking them out. It’s sometimes hard to stop anywhere though...😁👍🏻🕘🕘🕘🕘🕘😎

That has two meanings. Mine gets stuck in third so you have to remember to shift out of third before you stop. It's not as big a deal as I thought it would be but still reminds you that you're in a 70 year old truck. More and better photos coming this week. My son is going to take some in high def and my daughter is going to print a few posters for my shop.

Re: 1951 GMC 100 Project Updates... [Re: e9coupe] #1309918
Tue May 07 2019 04:21 AM
Tue May 07 2019 04:21 AM
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Fox  Offline
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Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 1,374
Breton, Alberta
Weird. My truck is doing the same thing. I haven’t dug much deeper but it is a ‘62 sm420. I aslo have to shift out of 3 before stopping. It’s a PITA. I want my wife to be able to drive it and until I get that straightened out, she can’t. I switched out the 62 top hat on the transmission so I could use the hand brake pivot from the ‘50’s top hat. I read somewhere that this frequently can cause the tranny to stick in 3rd. What transmission are you using? I suspect you likely haven’t done the exact same thing as me, so I look forward to seeing what issues you may be investigating. Thanks coupe.
Fox J



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
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