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Old 06-18-2007, 05:15 AM
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New project, looking for ideas

Hi guys & girls, this is my 1968 GMC, no motor, has original 4spd. Looking for ideas/suggestions. Im on a budget as a single dad with 4 kids. So high dollar stuff is out. Thanks in advance.

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Old 06-18-2007, 08:46 AM
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Find a cheap small block, keep the factory color with white grille and bumpers, white lettered tires on white steel wheels and the white GMC hub caps, lower it and drive it, drive it, drive it. Later on swap the 4 speed for a 5 speed out of a '88-'99 to help the gas mileage.
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I would go along with what Hippie said and say that a truck like that one gets running and usable then takes care of any other things that need fixing..Long term one of those can be made quite nice..

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Well i did think of that & i do have a 283 & a 307 to play with for the vintage part. Its drums all around but i did just scrap a 79 chev 1/2ton that i could get the front suspension & k frame from. Also the blue is not the original color, here's a pic with the original color.
Should i go back to the original color?
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Well i did think of that & i do have a 283 & a 307 to play with for the vintage part. Its drums all around but i did just scrap a 79 chev 1/2ton that i could get the front suspension & k frame from. Also the blue is not the original color, here's a pic with the original color.
Should i go back to the original color?
ahh can we rethink the orginal color? maybe something more blue?
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Old 06-18-2007, 05:35 PM
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From what can be seen, it looks like a pretty straight truck. The others suggestions are good. I think I would try out the original color though, might be surprised when it is all straight and shinny.
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Old 06-18-2007, 05:55 PM
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It is pretty straight all things considered. The fenders have a little rust at the bottoms, rockers and cab corners are pretty good, box has a few little dents & the wood floor needs to be redone. The worst part is the cab floor, its worse than i originally thought.
Im not a green person, neither was the guy that repainted it i guess but that shade looks like it might not be that bad shiny.
Any ideas on inexpensive & clean ways to relocate the gas tank?
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Here is a link to a do it yourself floor repair for a pickup:

http://www.clubfte.com/users/jniolo...loorboards.html
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Here is a link to a do it yourself floor repair for a pickup:

http://www.clubfte.com/users/jniolo...loorboards.html
That link isn't working.
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'67 Tahitian Turquoise would look great with that interior color and a set of 6 bolt truck rally wheels but needs the stainless trim and chrome bumpers to really look good and that adds expense. I'm partial to the sky blue and white "Plain Jane" combo but it's not my truck.
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you can use a suburban tank(73-91) iirc(i know that you can for sure on 73-87s) for a rear mounted tank but there 25 gallon(i thought for some reason that it was 20 when I got it).If you need the deminisons ill get them for you from the tank that i have stowed away(planning to use for a shrotbed 73-87 twin turbo diesel project )


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ooh yeah a chevy grille would look better imho or some aluminum inserts in a bodycolor grille shell
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When you use the suburban tank do you add a fuel door to the box side or bring it up through the floor?
As for the grill i am still trying to find a chrome one or the 67 C10 front clip that a freind of mine has. I really need a hood though, the front is pretty messed up.
I have a set of grey 91 suburban buckets and console i was considering using. Any thoughts?
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It should work now:

http://www.clubfte.com/users/jniolon...oorboards.html
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Thank you it works now.
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I have a set of grey 91 suburban buckets and console i was considering using. Any thoughts?
Go for it, they're decent looking, grey goes with just about any color and anything that makes it more enjoyable and conmfortable to drive is a good thing.
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