1969 GMC truck
We try to have something going on in the "Dirty Side " of the shop.
Lately we are frame off a 69 GMC we brought from Manitoba last summer.
Here are some pictures of our progress.
here are a couple of pictures, summer 2020 power washed and trying to get the engine to turn over - next to the Cameo
some pictures of the box - sheet metal is great, we peeled out what wood was left- rotten factory boards with pressboard screwed to it. cross rails were rustier than we hoped and will be replaced.
we didn't get any pictures of taking the box off because our hands were full.
to remove the cab we used the gantry crane and then set the cab on the handy cart made from a donor 72 gmc several years ago -body mount are in the right spot to replace and support the sheet metal as we repair the rust - it rolls too.
the frame is in excellent shape
we removed the engine  and transmission and degreased the transmission crossmember
we will keep most of the engine together for the belt driven and exhaust manifolds and brackets until we swap them onto the new engine. we split the transmission off and sent it out to be checked over
we unbolted every part we could to prep for sandblast and powdercoat of the frame and sandblast and paint of the other parts - the seat cover has been ordered for the seat
now we have the box on one cart and the cab on another, you can see the fenders on the front of the cab cart waiting for minor repair
pictures of the rad cradle so we can see how it came apart - where did those springs go and what direction were they pointed?
after sandblasting in the cold we painted most of the parts so they are ready to go back on when the frame gets back from powdercoat