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Jacob

First project truck. 1968 GMC 1/2 ton

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After years, and years of searching. I finally found a project. It's a 68' GMC 1/2 ton pick up with a 250 inline 6, 3 speed manual with a collum shift instead of a floor shifter. its got the usual rust like cab corners, a bad rocker and a dented rear quater panel. Nothing to difficult to fix. Amazingly it still runs and drives after sitting in a field. My co-worker had it lying around the farm, I drove by one day saw it and ran in. I got it for $150 because he just wanted it gone. Photos arent the greatest because I was in a hurry. But I should be getting in the next few weeks after the snow melts. Plans for it are to convert to disc brakes, lower/beef up suspension, Paint im thinking a satin army green/olive color with no chrome. New wheels (been drooling over a set of 20" slat flats). put in a V8. Im thinking a mopar. Like a 440 because I think there cool, and it'll piss off chevy guys, convert to a floor shift maybe a 4 speed, and maybe add powersteering.

 

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Very cool, but I reckon an LS would be better- a well trodden path I know, but mainly because I like my engine swaps to be kept within the family :P I like the idea of no chrome, but I dont like the satin army/olive green part. Keen to see what you do with it though :)

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Lol, my dad's Mustang had some dodgy repairs like that which we didn't know about until we stripped it back to bare metal.

 

Good luck with it all, looking forward to progress, although I know how slow projects can start off, so I'll hold off from nagging for updates. For now... :p

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I'm definitely not doing an Ls swap, or a newer engine because I don't want to have to deal with all the electronics, and sensors, and EVERYBODY has one. I want an engine that's atleast in the 400 cubic inch range. I was thinking either a 454 or a 440 then build it with heads, cam, new pistons, lifters blah blah blah. And put a beefier trans in it. I was thinking the army green and have it slammed would look awesome. But I haven't decided on anything. It'll all come in time. Susgestions are always welcome.

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