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Old 01-22-2011, 03:26 PM   #1
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1956 GMC panel truck - POS to RatRod in one year.........

The looking at - pre-purchase inspection - no motor, no transmission. Maybe I should do a carfax?




It's a shitty eastern rig that has been off the road since '83. Real shitty, but cheap.



Yes, they are holding the front end on.





5 Gallon pickle pail for a seat, and Fred Flintstone is right at home!

Man, is it shitty.



The frame, is in surprisingly good shape. A few cracks, and a fishplate repair job done eons ago, but other than some rust not too bad.



Step two - the delivery. This was really easy - one phone call to my Tow Guy.



Thanks Will!





Resting comfortably on stands, step one is to seperate the frame and the body.

stay tuned..... more to come soon, I started back in early fall.
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Old 01-22-2011, 03:46 PM   #2
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Was hoping you'd do a build thread, MZ.


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Old 01-22-2011, 03:47 PM   #3
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Turns out there were only a couple of bolts left holding the body on.....





it came apart real easy.



The plan is to get the frame done first, and get it the hell out of my shop. It's in the way.

Brakes are first, everything is shot, except the e-brake cables, which are original, with grease fittings. Wild.



I'll get new return springs later................

Sand the frame by hand, then apply penetrating primer.... with a brush. This is a rat rod, not fookin' pebble beach.



one coat down, now for a coat of paint, rust-oleum. Save your bill hirsch and por-15 for those fancy pants rigs on the show circuit.



I got a new paradigm - "who you saving it for, the next owner?"



Note the arrival of the engine - I scored a chevy 250 6 cylinder, and a 3 speed manual transmission for $100 - had to pull it out of a '64 pickup. No big deal.

Everyone wants me to V-8 this thing - fuck'em, I want a six.


Master clyinder and brakelines next -


new shocks all around -


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Old 01-22-2011, 03:59 PM   #4
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Old 01-22-2011, 04:09 PM   #5
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Old 01-22-2011, 04:18 PM   #6
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Awesome! Great to see a practical, real-world build-up.
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Old 01-23-2011, 08:38 PM   #7
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Everyone wants me to V-8 this thing - fuck'em, I want a six.
There's a few things I might do different if it was my truck....................but it's not, it's yours.................so do it your fucking way


Now somebody pass me the butter
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Old 01-23-2011, 08:53 PM   #8
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Everyone wants me to V-8 this thing - fuck'em, I want a six.
That thing would be cool with a stinky Cummins 4BT.
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Old 01-24-2011, 03:18 AM   #9
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That thing would be cool with a stinky Cummins 4BT.
If you ever get interested in that possibility:

http://www.4btswaps.com/forum/index.php
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Old 01-24-2011, 03:57 AM   #10
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That thing would be cool with a stinky Cummins 4BT.
I originally thought it would be nice to find a wrecked sprinter van, and just snag the whole driveline out of it.

I'm not really into making this thing a powerhouse, as that will force rear axle replacement, and I really just want to ride around.

I do have a buddy with an old Power Wagon that has a slick mitsubishi t/d in it.

We're sticking with the 6 on this job, and only the 250, cause I found it for cheap connected to the right trans I wanted, yes, the one w/o a syncro in first, just like original. I'm sticking with the column shift - more room up front for my Lady.



Besides with a gasser and no cat, I can put one of these on it!

http://www.flamekitz.com/flamingexhaustproducts.html

Shoot flames!


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Old 01-24-2011, 04:04 AM   #11
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II'm sticking with the column shift - more room up front for my Lady.

"Three on the tree"- I love it!
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Besides with a gasser and no cat, I can put one of these on it!

http://www.flamekitz.com/flamingexhaustproducts.html

Shoot flames!

I double dog dare you!

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Old 01-22-2011, 04:33 PM   #13
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awesome!! a Mary Kay panel truck.


just kiddin'.....I love them old panel vans. looking forward to reading about your progress
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Old 01-22-2011, 05:01 PM   #14
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Old 01-22-2011, 05:05 PM   #15
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Count me in too! I'm a Ford guy but that is way cool.

Good on ya for going with the Stovebolt motor. You can do some interesting hop-ups on those. I smell sidedrafts in your future...
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