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Old 11-15-09, 09:22PM   #1
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Cool New GMC hotrod

I'm new, Just thought I'd share some pics of the hot rod I'm building. She's a 1957 GMC with 84 corvette suspension including rack and pinion, I fabricated a tubular front tilt. I'm finishing up the Kirker two tone urethane with racing stripes. I don't think it's turning out to bad for my first project. I've done it all in house. I've had the truck for 10 years and its been disassembled and worked for 5 years now....I'll be glad to get her in the air again...
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Old 11-16-09, 01:30AM   #2
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Nice...I like the colors
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Old 11-16-09, 02:45AM   #3
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Always glad to see another old GMC truck hit the road. I really like the smoothness of the firewall- did you weld up the original or substiture something? I'm envious- it looks like your '57 will be going before I finish my '59!

Of course, we (Pontiac forum members) are duty-bound to admonish you for the engine choice- seeing as how V8 '55-59 GMC pickups came from the factory with Pontiac engines, and the forums' purpose is to share Pontiac know-how...
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Old 11-16-09, 08:47PM   #4
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Thanks for the welcome. I thought the metal silver over the silver grey looked like good truck colors. I needed some red to go with the frame paint and the red on black racing stripes really tied it all together. I need to spray another 2 wet coats of clear on the cab to bury the stripes and its wet sanded with 600 right now. I decided to join the forum because I read the thread about the Kirker paint and overall I think people are happy with it. I think for the money it cant be beat. For a starter job it was relatively easy to work with and I didn't spend a ton for a learning process. Hopefully the weather will hold the mid 60's as painting in that home made booth is not heated. The firewall was swiss cheese but slowly I cut and shaped discs of metal and filled. The original wall had a flange seam that I shaved and welded closed. The door handes are shaved and Auto Lok bear claw latches installed. I knew I'd catch hell for the ZZ4 Chevrolet in the Pont Zone but for a crate it to seemed like a good decision. Thanks again fellas and good luck with that 59. Be sure to post the pics...
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Old 11-22-09, 09:52PM   #5
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Nice project. Can't wait to see it finished.
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Old 11-22-09, 11:18PM   #6
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Welcome to PZ. Those are some of the best looking trucks ever built. Pontiac Jack, You got any updates or pics of your 59?
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Old 11-23-09, 02:42AM   #7
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The '59 continues to proceed veeeeeery slowly. While the body/paint shop drags their feet, I'm amusing myself by test-running the Tri-Power engine and HydroStick transmission. Hit a few hurdles along the way, but it's sounding pretty good now- especially if I flip the "Exhaust Mode" switch!
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Old 03-09-10, 11:41PM   #8
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man, my 347 Pontiac would love to be in this ride!! Nice work!
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