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Old 12-23-2013, 09:48 AM
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Default 48 GMC 5 window

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
Cab


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
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Old 12-23-2013, 10:51 AM
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Default sweet

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?
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Old 12-23-2013, 02:33 PM
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Love those five windows!
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Old 12-23-2013, 06:16 PM
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Default Floorboards

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

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Old 12-23-2013, 06:23 PM
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Pretty clean old cab. A great jumping off spot
I like being able to see out the rear corners
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Old 12-23-2013, 07:22 PM
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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.
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Old 12-25-2013, 09:29 AM
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Default Toe kicks

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.



Rusted


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
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Old 12-25-2013, 09:30 AM
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Nice stuff, looking good.
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Old 12-25-2013, 04:20 PM
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Looking good, nice work on the floor and panels!

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Old 01-01-2014, 12:19 AM
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Default nice panel work

nice job on the panels.
mine are a bit worse off.
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