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Heres what i got
#1343128 Tue Jan 21 2020 05:48 PM
Joined: Aug 2010
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Wrench Fetcher
So i've been on and off this website but i still own 2 51' GMC pickups. One is a barn find full original 51' 3 window all intact and hasn't run in 40 years. My goal was to buy a frame, build it up and use the barn find body over the new frame build. I find the frame, partial built up with a mustang II front end, disc brakes, a rear end out of a camaro, new leaf springs and cross member. However, the frame purchase came with an entire truck with 5 windows!!!!!!!!! darn, now a dilemma!!!!!! Both are long beds. Soooooo, my new plan is to build the 5 window, modernize it like it's been started and to eventually take the barn find and restore to originality, Boy will i be busy for the next several years!!!!!! So, my question to all of you, since this is my first frame off restoration..............what references are out there to be able to systematically finish the frame so i have everything done before I start on the cab, then install on frame and then the bed would follow. I would like to relocate the gas tank to the rear and take suggestions on what seating works and so on....... I will post pics as to what I have and will rely on your input to get me going...... thanks for your time.

Barry


1951 GMC 3 window 100
1951 GMC 5 window 100
Re: Heres what i got
turnintotruckin #1343131 Tue Jan 21 2020 06:23 PM
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Grease Monkey, Moderator General Truck Talk & Greasy Spoon
Barry, welcome back. The Welcome Center is not the best place for asking questions. Probably less than 10% of the membership comes back here after the initial howdy. Since you are doing a restomod the HiPo Forum has some good folks who are very knowledgeable about these projects.


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'62 Chevy C-10 Stepside Shortbed (Restomod in progress)
'47 Chevy 3100 5 Window (long term project)
ā€˜65 Chevy Biscayne 4dr 230 I-6 one owner (Iā€™m #2)
ā€˜39 Dodge Businessmans Coupe


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Re: Heres what i got
turnintotruckin #1343185 Wed Jan 22 2020 02:50 AM
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Moderator - The Electrical Bay and Rocky Mountain Bolters
Welcome to the 'bolt (err, back to the 'bolt).

As Justy said, this isn't the best place to ask questions.

Just so we understand, you have TWO complete trucks and a Hotrodded frame?

Are you asking about re-habbing the barn find frame? or the hotrodded frame? or both?

I would start by looking through a shop manual.

I power washed everything before I started.

When I did my 39 pickup, I tore it down as far as I needed... bagging and tagging as I went. I also clean up, paint and polish as I take it apart.

I cleaned the frame by wire wheel, oven cleaner and elbow grease. Then painted the whole thing with POR-15. I installed a M-II front end but used the rear springs adapted to a more modern rear end. Replacing the worn bushings ect. I also replace the fuel and brake lines front to rear.


Another quality post.


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Re: Heres what i got
turnintotruckin #1343199 Wed Jan 22 2020 05:22 AM
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Posts: 37
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Wrench Fetcher
ok thanks, ill do that


1951 GMC 3 window 100
1951 GMC 5 window 100
Re: Heres what i got
turnintotruckin #1343362 Thu Jan 23 2020 05:27 PM
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I recently ordered a 1947 -1954 Truck assembly Manual I believe from Brothers, it is over an inch thick and has been a valuable asset. I think it was brothers but, if you can't find it, I will try to find out which vendor. Also old trucks that are restored don't rattle. A 12x12 sheet of full grain cow hide and LMC frame gasket kits will solve all squeaks, rattles and bangs.


Started with a 1929 Chevy sedan when 15, moved on to various 216 & 235's one was a beautiful 1942 coupe. Primarily have Shelby's 427 AC,GT 350's etc. High performance 283 and 327 Chevy's in 1957 150 body. Model B Rochester carb. fanatic.
Re: Heres what i got
turnintotruckin #1343363 Thu Jan 23 2020 05:29 PM
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Wrench Fetcher
Good luck and have fun, these old trucks never make me angry or upset, make it therapy and don't be in a rush. This is not a television has to be done by a certain date.


Started with a 1929 Chevy sedan when 15, moved on to various 216 & 235's one was a beautiful 1942 coupe. Primarily have Shelby's 427 AC,GT 350's etc. High performance 283 and 327 Chevy's in 1957 150 body. Model B Rochester carb. fanatic.
Re: Heres what i got
turnintotruckin #1343396 Fri Jan 24 2020 01:26 AM
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Welcome to the Bolt, Mark. Been here for years and know that many here have done exactly what your doing. Be patient and visit often. No such thing as a stupid question either. We've all asked them too.!!!


1937 Chevy Pickup
1952 Chevy Panel
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1950 Chevy Coupe

52 Chevy Panel

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Re: Heres what i got
turnintotruckin #1343444 Fri Jan 24 2020 03:50 PM
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welcome back!!


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