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#636382 Sat Apr 10 2010 01:40 AM
Joined: Dec 2008
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Markeb Offline OP
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Markeb 1960 GMC updates

Since my last update in January 2009, a lot has changed. I left the work force so my truck retired as well. It remains my daily driver, but now stays pretty close to home. It badly needed a repaint, but with a greatly diminished hobby budget I didn’t have the money or enthusiasm to strip all the lacquer off for a two part urethane finish. To simplify I sprayed it with John Deere Blitz Black enamel. I’m very pleased with the results, and have received more positive feedback with the new paint than all the years with the shiny finish. It’s also enjoyable not having to worry about every little chip or scratch.

Inside I upholstered the firewall in diamond tufting to match the door panels and the area behind the seats, added SoCal “Shoebox” dash knobs which replicate the old 1949 Ford chrome ball knobs. The gearshift knob was switched out to a blue metalflake version, the tach head was updated to one of the new Sun FZ88 replicas. The wrinkle finish was removed from the glove box door, and shot in lacquer with the addition of vintage speed decals.

On the outside, the Gaylord bed cover was removed and vintage style bed rails added. They come in handy for dump runs and hauling cargo, while adding a sense of style.

Here’s a shot after paint, but before the bed rails:


Here are a couple after the bed rails were installed:



And here’s a shot wearing rally wheels and snow tires for the winter months:


And finally a few pics of the interior updates:





Last edited by J Lucas; Tue Sep 07 2010 03:33 AM.
Markeb #636828 Mon Apr 12 2010 03:35 AM
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Wow!!! That's very nice, great job. thumbs_up thumbs_up thumbs_up


J Lucas

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J Lucas #657199 Fri Jun 25 2010 05:40 AM
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Here are a couple showing the recent addition of dual spotlights, and the wheels painted black:



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