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Re: 1951 GMC 100 Project Updates...
e9coupe #1296797 Wed Jan 30 2019 01:32 AM
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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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Last edited by e9coupe; Wed Jan 30 2019 01:36 AM.
Re: 1951 GMC 100 Project Updates...
e9coupe #1298919 Thu Feb 14 2019 04:08 AM
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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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Re: 1951 GMC 100 Project Updates...
sfeldma #1298973 Thu Feb 14 2019 07:18 PM
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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...
e9coupe #1303166 Fri Mar 15 2019 05:47 PM
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Wiring almost done. Taillights added, headlight rings going on...

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tail lights.jpg (126.52 KB, 145 downloads)
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Re: 1951 GMC 100 Project Updates...
e9coupe #1303372 Sun Mar 17 2019 12:39 AM
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Nice truck and good work. U should be proud.

Re: 1951 GMC 100 Project Updates...
e9coupe #1304619 Mon Mar 25 2019 09:28 PM
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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...
e9coupe #1309725 Sun May 05 2019 09:51 PM
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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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Re: 1951 GMC 100 Project Updates...
e9coupe #1309788 Mon May 06 2019 04:24 AM
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The greatest teacher failure is.
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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1951 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: 1951 GMC 100 Project Updates...
Fox #1309823 Mon May 06 2019 03:57 PM
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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...
e9coupe #1309918 Tue May 07 2019 04:21 AM
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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


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1951 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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