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New project 64 GMC
#1330528 Sun Oct 20 2019 02:53 PM
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Since finishing my 53 in 2018, I have got the bug again and drug home a 64 GMC. It has the 305 V6, SM420 trans, and Dana 44 rear end for running gear. It is a Custom Cab wideside with 8' bed. Has factory power steering.
I just finished a two day sweep from under and over the truck and it is cancer free and I'm the fourth owner, previous owner attests to the 39,601 miles on the odometer. It has some imminent needs before I put it on the road. Needs a complete service and fluids changed, the front cross member that the bottom of the radiator sits on was used as a tow point in the past and it had been pulled from the frame rivets so needs replacing. Rolling on 22 year old rubber so, that is going too. Plans are for a cab off restoration in the future. Oh and the Ford hubcaps are going too.

Steve

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1953 Chevrolet 3100
261 cu inch, sm420, 3.55 rear, torque tube still,omaha orange, still 6 volt, RPO green glass, side carrier spare, all done
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bli...n05i04t1aokgm4p04jiwgffwhyyih5xbk0h00410
1964 GMC 1000
305 Big Block V6, sm420, the next cab off restoration
Re: New project 64 GMC
sstock #1330530 Sun Oct 20 2019 03:38 PM
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Wow nice truck


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Re: New project 64 GMC
sstock #1330532 Sun Oct 20 2019 03:53 PM
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Grease Monkey, Moderator General Truck Talk & Greasy Spoon
Great score. Hope you own stock in a gas station!😁


Martin
'62 Chevy C-10 Stepside Shortbed (Restomod in progress)
'47 Chevy 3100 5 Window (long term project)
β€˜65 Chevy Biscayne 4dr 230 I-6 one owner (I’m #2)
β€˜39 Dodge Businessmans Coupe
USAF 1965-69 Weather Observation Tech (got paid to look at the clouds)


"I fought the law and the law won" now I are a retired one!
Support those brave men/women who stand the "Thin Blue Line"! Hug a cop!

Re: New project 64 GMC
sstock #1330536 Sun Oct 20 2019 04:19 PM
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Nice. I think I saw your post on FB too.

Re: New project 64 GMC
sstock #1330538 Sun Oct 20 2019 04:49 PM
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I heard they are thirsty Martin.
Thanks guys.


1953 Chevrolet 3100
261 cu inch, sm420, 3.55 rear, torque tube still,omaha orange, still 6 volt, RPO green glass, side carrier spare, all done
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bli...n05i04t1aokgm4p04jiwgffwhyyih5xbk0h00410
1964 GMC 1000
305 Big Block V6, sm420, the next cab off restoration
Re: New project 64 GMC
sstock #1330863 Wed Oct 23 2019 10:29 AM
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Wrench Fetcher
Hot darn! That thing is straight, what a beauty!

Re: New project 64 GMC
sstock #1330881 Wed Oct 23 2019 02:14 PM
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Shop Shark
Nice pickup. When I was a boy a local lumber yard had a small fleet of GMC pickups; 1960-66. All were V6 4-speed trucks. They ran them for years and years. Most of them had toolbox/ service bodies.


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Re: New project 64 GMC
sstock #1332704 Wed Nov 06 2019 01:34 AM
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Thanks guys, it is going to be a fun project. Would like to start another cab off next spring. I have to get it road worthy first to see what it is going to take. It has gotten a oil change and filter, I can tell you that hadnt been changed since Christ was a child. New mineral oil in the sm420 and gear oil in the rear end, then fixed the front cross member and put the radiator on fresh rubber mounts. Then get this put 3 gallons of concentrated anti freeze and 4 more gallons of distilled water in the cooling system, darn. The solid lifters were adjusted ,they were way too tight and too loose all over the map, thinking Ray Charles must of did them last. With a tune up it purrs like a kitten. Then ran a quick compression test, not really impressed about 115psi in four of the holes and about a little more than a 100 in the others. Supposedly 7.75to 1 should make about 115psi so it might need to have the valves ground and new guides in the future. Welded up a pin hole in the oil pan that somebody in the past stopped the leak with a sheet metal screw. Need to check out the brakes next. Then onto some electrical gremlins. I'm going to put a seal kit into the power steering control valve, it is leaking badly. (Slave type power steering).Tailgate, box sides and front panel look very well taken care of, no dents if you can believe that, I'm blown away by its condition.

Steve

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1953 Chevrolet 3100
261 cu inch, sm420, 3.55 rear, torque tube still,omaha orange, still 6 volt, RPO green glass, side carrier spare, all done
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bli...n05i04t1aokgm4p04jiwgffwhyyih5xbk0h00410
1964 GMC 1000
305 Big Block V6, sm420, the next cab off restoration
Re: New project 64 GMC
sstock #1337498 Fri Dec 13 2019 02:22 PM
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Had the truck now for a couple months and fixed all the leaks, rebuilt the power steering pump and control valve. It is going to need valve guides and seals and new bed wood next.
My focus may have changed. Now I'm wavering of whether to do a full cab off resto on it or keep it driver quality. Not real fond of the repaint it got in black 6 years ago, much prefer the bright colors. The truck was originally light green in color. I'll probably pull the bed off and cleanup the rear portion of the chassis after the new year and decide how nutty I'm going to get. Until then Merry Christmas to you all.

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1953 Chevrolet 3100
261 cu inch, sm420, 3.55 rear, torque tube still,omaha orange, still 6 volt, RPO green glass, side carrier spare, all done
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bli...n05i04t1aokgm4p04jiwgffwhyyih5xbk0h00410
1964 GMC 1000
305 Big Block V6, sm420, the next cab off restoration
Re: New project 64 GMC
sstock #1337503 Fri Dec 13 2019 03:09 PM
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 8,656
Grease Monkey, Moderator General Truck Talk & Greasy Spoon
Good looking truck, even if it is black. My current DD is black and it is very hard to keep clean. You certainly do not see a lot of the V6 305ci running the highways today. Clean it up and drive the heck out of it, just don’t stray too far from the gas stations.🀣


Martin
'62 Chevy C-10 Stepside Shortbed (Restomod in progress)
'47 Chevy 3100 5 Window (long term project)
β€˜65 Chevy Biscayne 4dr 230 I-6 one owner (I’m #2)
β€˜39 Dodge Businessmans Coupe
USAF 1965-69 Weather Observation Tech (got paid to look at the clouds)


"I fought the law and the law won" now I are a retired one!
Support those brave men/women who stand the "Thin Blue Line"! Hug a cop!

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