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Re: 1951 GMC 1 ton - Improve-Drive-Improve-Drive... & Repeat - [Re: Grigg] #1249215 Tue Jan 02 2018 04:56 PM
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Looking forward to the update. Modern (ish) brakes are on my list as well.


1951 3600 with Clark flatbed, T5, 4.10 rear
1970 340 Duster
1990 5.0 V8 Miata (1990 Mustang Gt Drivetrain)
1951 Farmall Super A



Re: 1951 GMC 1 ton - Improve-Drive-Improve-Drive... & Repeat - [Re: Grigg] #1249403 Wed Jan 03 2018 11:09 PM
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I'll be waiting for the unveiling too Grigg. Still out here. One of us has to make some progress! LOL

Larry W.


1953 3800 Dually Flatbed
Re: 1951 GMC 1 ton - Improve-Drive-Improve-Drive... & Repeat - [Re: Grigg] #1253630 Sat Feb 03 2018 02:25 PM
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Yesterday a day off work for errands.
Dropped off the single wheels at powder coater for blasting, priming, and color. A friend previously steam cleaned and degreased them. I removed the riveted on hubcap clips so a better job can be done blasting and coating. Later I’ll tap for 10-32 helicoil, install thread inserts, and use 1/4” 10-32 stainless button head Allen screws to reattach clips. Original was 3/16x3/8” universal head solid steel rivet, hole in wheel was to large for a #10 screw, #12 is not as common, and 1/4” would be extra large, thus the helicoil to get back to #10 screw. Clips are then removable and replaceable if desired.

Got to pick out a color, the color for the whole truck!
GMCs then could have wheels body color and I like that look.
Original color was red, (its blue now) and I like red, so one day it’ll be red again, starting with the wheels.
To find original color I removed the cowl vent, well protected from the weather and sun on bottom side. Cleaned, polished, and waxed some to reveal the true color.
Decided it’d be best to pick a good match to readily available powder coat color and later match paint color (body) to that, and if it’s ever so slightly not original color I’m not bothered.

Pictures attached, it’s a nice dark red, the powder supplier, Tiger Drylac, calls it “Ruby Red 39/30010 ” (Another supplier, same color name, is a different shade...)
Color chart, page 4, bottom left. http://www.tiger-coatings.com/filea...art/03_TIGER_Drylac_Essentials_Vol_2.pdf

Not sure what to do about hubcaps, I think white was original for 51, guess I'll see how they look on red wheels, if not a good look perhaps stainless if available.

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Last edited by Grigg; Sat Feb 03 2018 03:04 PM. Reason: add pictures

1951 GMC 250 in the Project Journals
1948 Chevrolet 6400 - Detroit Diesel 4-53T - Roadranger 10 speed overdrive - 4 wheel disc brakes
1952 Chevrolet 3800 pickup
---All pictures---
"First, get a clear notion of what you desire to accomplish, and then in all probability you will succeed in doing it..." -Henry Maudslay-
Re: 1951 GMC 1 ton - Improve-Drive-Improve-Drive... & Repeat - [Re: Grigg] #1253689 Sun Feb 04 2018 02:55 AM
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Nice update and I like the red.


Phillip
1927 Chevy Capital 1 Ton truck - basket case
1941 Chevy Suburban - Parts only
1949 GMC Suburban - 10 year project
1945 GMC half ton truck - Driver
1946 Chevy COE - Might restore one day...

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Re: 1951 GMC 1 ton - Improve-Drive-Improve-Drive... & Repeat - [Re: Grigg] #1317304 Thu Jul 11 2019 03:00 AM
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Grigg Offline OP
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Pictures used in this thread are generally here:
https://goo.gl/photos/H26qPfBHb7eS15698


1951 GMC 250 in the Project Journals
1948 Chevrolet 6400 - Detroit Diesel 4-53T - Roadranger 10 speed overdrive - 4 wheel disc brakes
1952 Chevrolet 3800 pickup
---All pictures---
"First, get a clear notion of what you desire to accomplish, and then in all probability you will succeed in doing it..." -Henry Maudslay-
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