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1949 GMC in Alberta Canada
#1339585 Sun Dec 29 2019 06:10 PM
Joined: Nov 2017
Posts: 10
New Guy
Hey Team,
I have been on and off the forums and now that I'm into the nitty gritty on my frame off restoration I figured its time I introduce myself. I bought my 1949 GMC 1/2 ton from a farmer not too far away just over 2 years ago and I hope to on the road this summer. I may also start a build thread to layout what I've done so far and get some pointers coming up as I am keen to get some modern conveniences like remote power locks installed.

So far the major list completed is as follows:
- strip truck bare and sandblast panels and cab being kept
- beeline and prime to keep off rust all panels
- strip and clean frame, box front and rear and paint with cat black bulldozer paint after rust treatment
- weld in and mount engine and trans mission mounts for LS
- mount 4 link rear with pan hard bar and Mustang ii IFS
- clean up cab interior, fab and weld up 2012 Lincoln MKT bench seat brackets for mount

I'm sure there is more but that's the major list. I look forward to all of your help and input!

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Truck Engine Bay with inner fenders.jpg (253.67 KB, 92 downloads)
Seat Mount in Truck.jpg (111.83 KB, 95 downloads)
Truck Front and Low.jpg (209.9 KB, 90 downloads)

1949 GMC Half Ton midway through its frame off restoration
Re: 1949 GMC in Alberta Canada
David Cormier #1339607 Sun Dec 29 2019 08:49 PM
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Welcome to the Stovebolt madness. There is no cure! shake
Your restomod build looks to be going well. Lots of like minded folks in the HiPo Forum.

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Re: 1949 GMC in Alberta Canada
David Cormier #1339618 Sun Dec 29 2019 11:38 PM
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Looking good David. thumbs_up



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Re: 1949 GMC in Alberta Canada
David Cormier #1339621 Sun Dec 29 2019 11:59 PM
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It sure is looking good.. and welcome to the 'bolt.

Another quality post.

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Re: 1949 GMC in Alberta Canada
David Cormier #1339625 Mon Dec 30 2019 12:30 AM
Joined: Dec 2001
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David, welcome to the Stovebolt.....your home now.

How sweet it is. Nice job your doing. Yes, start a build thread where we can read all about it and be sure to ask questions in the most appropiate forums for help from all the Stovebolters.

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Re: 1949 GMC in Alberta Canada
David Cormier #1339843 Tue Dec 31 2019 01:11 PM
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Some very nice work. Welcome to the site.


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