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*Before & After*
#1385055 Wed Nov 18 2020 12:29 PM
Joined: Nov 2019
Posts: 554
Post up what your truck looked like before & after the build and a little history behind it. I did not build my 49 but the PO started the build in 2015 and had it almost completed before my wife and I purchased it a little over a year ago. Since buying the truck the whole front end has been rebuilt, new 2 1/2" dual exhaust with Magnaflow mufflers, the cab was gutted and fitted with leather bucket seats and console, made new door panels, installed radio and dome light. The steering shaft with the old rag joint was removed and replaced with a new Borgeson telescopic steering shaft. Made driving a whole lot better. Door seals were added to help with the noise inside the cab.

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"If you can't fix it with duct tape it's an electrical problem"
1949 5 Window 3100
Veteran of the USAF

Re: *Before & After*
olezippi #1385132 Thu Nov 19 2020 01:58 AM
Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 5,124
Our 1956 3100 started off as a father-son project in 1996 (I think). My son was 13 at the time and this was to be his High School driver. He was to to do most of the work with me helping along the way. As time went by he got busy with other things (school and girls) and couldn't find time to work on the truck, so it was put in storage for 14 years as a running chassis with the sheet metal all in primer. I had always told him I'd work with him, BUT I wasn't building it for him all by myself, I had my own projects!

While at a family diner with my now grown kids and their spouses my wife ask the son when he was going to take the truck and start working on it...he said he didn't have time and the wife responded back that I would finish it and she would drive it! So after all that time I was finishing the truck that I never wanted to do "all by myself". It took me about 5 years to get it all done. Here's the before and after pictures.

Credit for the finished picture goes to John Milliman...Thanks John, that's my favorite picture of the truck!

Mike B smile

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Re: *Before & After*
olezippi #1385147 Thu Nov 19 2020 04:50 AM
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 1,913
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A teacher, but always an apprentice.
This is a neat thread. I like the idea.

Here are mine. The GMC and Chevy front clips did a switcheroo.
I’m on a phone and can’t seem to post the photos directly here.

Here’s a link.

In the Stovebolt Gallery []
More pictures here []

1951 GMC 9430 1 ton dually—-Shiny!

1970 Chevrolet C10 - Grandpa’s- My first truck.—in progress to shiny
1972 Chevrolet C20- Rusty- the puzzle box lid for the C10.
1950 Chevrolet 1300- in progress to shiny.
1962 AMC Rambler American- my wife’s

Parts trucks-
1951 GMC 9300
1951-GMC 9430
1951- Chevrolet 1300
Re: *Before & After*
olezippi #1385276 Fri Nov 20 2020 12:41 PM
Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 50
Wrench Fetcher

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1951 Chevy 3100 5-window
261 cu in, 348 Head, Split Fenton Exhaust
Offy with Dual Weber 2 Bbl Carbs
Re: *Before & After*
olezippi #1385279 Fri Nov 20 2020 01:20 PM
Joined: Mar 2019
Posts: 1,274
That 2 tone is sweet. But that blue looked very presentable also. thumbs_up

Re: *Before & After*
olezippi #1385283 Fri Nov 20 2020 02:08 PM
Joined: Sep 2001
Posts: 31,106

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Tim []
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban [] - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic [] - part of the family for 15 years
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engines are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. []
Re: *Before & After*
Fox #1385289 Fri Nov 20 2020 04:12 PM
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 2,021
Originally Posted by Fox
This is a neat thread. I like the idea.

Here are mine. The GMC and Chevy front clips did a switcheroo.
I’m on a phone and can’t seem to post the photos directly here.

Here’s a link.

The black truck is the custom dually you built using the dual wheel adapters and custom built fenders. Very cool. I like it!! Inspiring. Thanks.

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Re: *Before & After*
olezippi #1385307 Fri Nov 20 2020 07:08 PM
Joined: Jul 2019
Posts: 530
Before and after exterior and interior.
1949 GMC 150 longbed in Ferrara Blue
Bone stock look on the outside with a stock 5.3 fuel injected LS under the hood mated to a factory style column shifted 3 speed with a borg warner electric overdrive with 4.11 gears out back.
Has fully restored interior with heat, AC, and soon to be original appearing radio w/ Bluetooth. I put 9000 miles on the truck since I put it together last year. All miles were nothing but smiles.

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Re: *Before & After*
olezippi #1385312 Fri Nov 20 2020 08:32 PM
Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 1,270
I thought the gallery was the place for before and after pictures, but since the mods haven't stepped in....

The before pictures were taken in 1992. The after pictures were taken in 2019. Yes, this project took us a while. We moved (twice) into homes that needed renovations.

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1954 1/2 ton 235 4 speed
Re: *Before & After*
olezippi #1385318 Fri Nov 20 2020 09:24 PM
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 9,893
Grease Monkey, Moderator General Truck Talk & Greasy Spoon
When we opened the forum to photos, one of the instructions from the site owner was that you were not to use the opportunity to replace the Gallery. This thread is now locked.

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