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Old Iron 12-23-2013 09:48 AM

48 GMC 5 window
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This 48 GMC is the pickup I got from John as part of the trade for my 40 Pontiac convertible I was building.
I'm gonna do a restomod. Sorry with this being a 5 window, no chop on this one.
Factory length short bed
Mustang ll, tubular upper and lower control arms, 2" drop spindles coil springs with shocks, disc brakes and 5x4.75 bolt pattern
Chassis Engineering rear leaf kit
Either a 5.3 Vortex or a LS1 depending on which one I come up with first.
Behind it will be a 4l65e tranny and a 3.73 disc brake limited slip 8.8 Ford rearend

Here's where it starts

Rusted cab corners
Driver side inner and outer

driver side new

Passenger side outer only

Passenger side new


Floorboard out

I'll have the floorboards in today and post up pics this evening

54IrrationalHarvester 12-23-2013 10:51 AM

Love them 5 windows. You have talent so I can't wait to see this.

I wish I could find cab corners for my R-102. I may just find something close enough to shape and hack them up to fit but they typically are not very cheap.
I assume a strecher wouldnt work to curve them because of the radius on the bottom instead of a sharper corner.

anyone ever make a wood buck and hammer them out?

Bamamav 12-23-2013 02:33 PM

Love those five windows!

Old Iron 12-23-2013 06:16 PM

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I don't know where you could find the 54 IH cab corners. Like you said, might be able to use something else that would be close.
I had a lot of traffic in the shop today but, still was able to get the floorboard in :)


I-R-POPS 12-23-2013 06:23 PM

Pretty clean old cab. A great jumping off spot
I like being able to see out the rear corners

Texaswino 12-23-2013 07:22 PM

When I lowered the lid of my 48 Thriftmaster 5 window, I made new corner glass by laying 1/4 Lexan I had cut in the correct shape, over the original glass in a kitchen oven on 250 degrees until the Lexan melted and took the shape of the original glass. Looked like original. Sounded different if tapped on.

Old Iron 12-25-2013 09:29 AM

Toe kicks
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The kick panels had a line of rust through them so, I made a pair yesterday and installed the drivers side.
I'm going to leave the air vent in the side of the drivers fender for ventilation.



New panel, one for each side

Positioned on the passenger side

Installed on the drivers side and left the internal louvers

As soon as I get the passenger side welded in I'll grind the welds smooth :)

maverickmk 12-25-2013 09:30 AM

Nice stuff, looking good.

Snake Farm 12-25-2013 04:20 PM

Looking good, nice work on the floor and panels! [cl[cl[cl


54IrrationalHarvester 01-01-2014 12:19 AM

nice panel work
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nice job on the panels. [;)
mine are a bit worse off.

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