The 1947 - Present Chevrolet & GMC Truck Message Board Network







Register or Log In To remove these advertisements.

Go Back   The 1947 - Present Chevrolet & GMC Truck Message Board Network > 47 - Current classic GM Trucks > The 1967 - 1972 Chevrolet & GMC Pickups Message Board > 67-72 Chevrolet & GMC Pickups Projects and Builds

Web 67-72chevytrucks.com


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-17-2017, 04:19 PM   #101
GAc10boy
Senior Member
 
GAc10boy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Marietta, GA
Posts: 1,602
Re: 1968 GMC Shorty - Pearl

Yesssuh! Steelies and caps for the win!
__________________
- Robbie

Instagram: @c10clubgeorgia /@whitlock_garage

Paw Paw '68 508 Dark Blue Custom C10
Speedy '67 Short Fleet Custom C10
'68 GMC SWB Light Green LS Build
Shortbed Utility Box Truck (currently in pieces)
GAc10boy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2017, 06:44 PM   #102
Graham57a
Senior Member
 
Graham57a's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Asheville, North Carolina
Posts: 1,598
Re: 1968 GMC Shorty - Pearl

One step closer. The color looks a little closer after the paint finished curing.
Attached Images
    
__________________
ANDREW

1972 Chevy SWB Cheyenne Super JANE http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=462072
1972 GMC Jimmy PENNY http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=735827
1968 GMC patina swb PEARL http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=731315
Graham57a is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2017, 07:52 PM   #103
Kronald_70GMC
Active Member
 
Kronald_70GMC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Martensville, Saskatchewan
Posts: 112
Re: 1968 GMC Shorty - Pearl

What a cool truck! Love that you are keeping the patina!
Subscribed
__________________
KYLE
1970 Sierra 1500 LWB (Slated to be SWB) http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...=1#post8093374

2004 Chevy Silverado 2500HD (Driver)

IG: kyle_ronald
Kronald_70GMC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2017, 09:00 PM   #104
Graham57a
Senior Member
 
Graham57a's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Asheville, North Carolina
Posts: 1,598
Re: 1968 GMC Shorty - Pearl

Spent some time today on the pass side inner rocker.
Attached Images
   
__________________
ANDREW

1972 Chevy SWB Cheyenne Super JANE http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=462072
1972 GMC Jimmy PENNY http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=735827
1968 GMC patina swb PEARL http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=731315
Graham57a is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2017, 09:06 PM   #105
Graham57a
Senior Member
 
Graham57a's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Asheville, North Carolina
Posts: 1,598
Re: 1968 GMC Shorty - Pearl

After it was tacked into place I was able to test fit the outer rocker to check my door gap. I was pretty happy with everything but I didn't like the way it line up with the cab corner. You can see the factory spot welds held the cab corner about 1/4" lower then the bottom of the inner rocker so the only way to fix it was to move the cab corner
Attached Images
  
__________________
ANDREW

1972 Chevy SWB Cheyenne Super JANE http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=462072
1972 GMC Jimmy PENNY http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=735827
1968 GMC patina swb PEARL http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=731315
Graham57a is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2017, 09:11 PM   #106
Graham57a
Senior Member
 
Graham57a's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Asheville, North Carolina
Posts: 1,598
Re: 1968 GMC Shorty - Pearl

Once I figured out that I could make everything work I finished welding the inner into place
Attached Images
   
__________________
ANDREW

1972 Chevy SWB Cheyenne Super JANE http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=462072
1972 GMC Jimmy PENNY http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=735827
1968 GMC patina swb PEARL http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=731315
Graham57a is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2017, 09:15 PM   #107
Graham57a
Senior Member
 
Graham57a's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Asheville, North Carolina
Posts: 1,598
Re: 1968 GMC Shorty - Pearl

With the inner done I moved onto the cab corner. My hope was to move the existing sheet metal but once I shaped it I discovered a few thin spots where the rust was about to eat through. So I cut it out and patched it
Attached Images
  
__________________
ANDREW

1972 Chevy SWB Cheyenne Super JANE http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=462072
1972 GMC Jimmy PENNY http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=735827
1968 GMC patina swb PEARL http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=731315
Graham57a is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2017, 09:22 PM   #108
Graham57a
Senior Member
 
Graham57a's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Asheville, North Carolina
Posts: 1,598
Re: 1968 GMC Shorty - Pearl

Finally I excessively applied por-15 to all bare metal spots that won't be exposed when I'm finished. Should help this thing stay solid for another 50 years
Attached Images
     
__________________
ANDREW

1972 Chevy SWB Cheyenne Super JANE http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=462072
1972 GMC Jimmy PENNY http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=735827
1968 GMC patina swb PEARL http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=731315
Graham57a is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2017, 10:53 PM   #109
GAc10boy
Senior Member
 
GAc10boy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Marietta, GA
Posts: 1,602
Re: 1968 GMC Shorty - Pearl

Really excellent work.
__________________
- Robbie

Instagram: @c10clubgeorgia /@whitlock_garage

Paw Paw '68 508 Dark Blue Custom C10
Speedy '67 Short Fleet Custom C10
'68 GMC SWB Light Green LS Build
Shortbed Utility Box Truck (currently in pieces)
GAc10boy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2017, 08:58 PM   #110
Graham57a
Senior Member
 
Graham57a's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Asheville, North Carolina
Posts: 1,598
Re: 1968 GMC Shorty - Pearl

Painted the inside of the rocker and the inner rocker and bare metal on the floor board tonight. Then double checked my fit and plug welded the outer on
Attached Images
     
__________________
ANDREW

1972 Chevy SWB Cheyenne Super JANE http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=462072
1972 GMC Jimmy PENNY http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=735827
1968 GMC patina swb PEARL http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=731315
Graham57a is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2017, 09:00 PM   #111
Graham57a
Senior Member
 
Graham57a's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Asheville, North Carolina
Posts: 1,598
Re: 1968 GMC Shorty - Pearl

Finally paint matched the cab corner. You can see how much better the bottom aligns now
Attached Images
 
__________________
ANDREW

1972 Chevy SWB Cheyenne Super JANE http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=462072
1972 GMC Jimmy PENNY http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=735827
1968 GMC patina swb PEARL http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=731315
Graham57a is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2017, 09:00 PM   #112
Kronald_70GMC
Active Member
 
Kronald_70GMC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Martensville, Saskatchewan
Posts: 112
Re: 1968 GMC Shorty - Pearl

Looking good man! Im itching to get going on my cab.
__________________
KYLE
1970 Sierra 1500 LWB (Slated to be SWB) http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...=1#post8093374

2004 Chevy Silverado 2500HD (Driver)

IG: kyle_ronald
Kronald_70GMC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2017, 09:42 PM   #113
68bowtie
Senior Member
 
68bowtie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Turlock, CA
Posts: 4,334
Re: 1968 GMC Shorty - Pearl

Quote:
Originally Posted by Graham57a View Post
Finally paint matched the cab corner. You can see how much better the bottom aligns now
That looks fantastic. Grandpa gets a makeover.
__________________
"if a job's worth doing, it's worth doing well"

Project "C10 Fever" (68 factory black 396 swb):
http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=686732

Project "Blue Bomb" (rebirth of a 1970 c30):
http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=770878
68bowtie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2017, 07:52 AM   #114
hewittca
Registered User
 
hewittca's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Winston Salem, NC
Posts: 1,339
Re: 1968 GMC Shorty - Pearl

The wheels/tires look so good! And nice job on the cab corner, the paint match looks perfect. What paint did you use?
__________________
Build: Green Gus
Instagram: @dr.hewitt
Concept Photos: Master Thread
hewittca is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2017, 08:22 PM   #115
Graham57a
Senior Member
 
Graham57a's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Asheville, North Carolina
Posts: 1,598
Re: 1968 GMC Shorty - Pearl

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kronald_70GMC View Post
Looking good man! Im itching to get going on my cab.
Thanks man
Quote:
Originally Posted by 68bowtie View Post
That looks fantastic. Grandpa gets a makeover.
Haha yes sir!
Quote:
Originally Posted by hewittca View Post
The wheels/tires look so good! And nice job on the cab corner, the paint match looks perfect. What paint did you use?
Thanks man, right now I'm using a rattle can paint match from automotive touch up but in person the color is off just a shade or two so I plan on having a local paint shop scan the bottom of one of the fenders and mixing up some single stage.
__________________
ANDREW

1972 Chevy SWB Cheyenne Super JANE http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=462072
1972 GMC Jimmy PENNY http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=735827
1968 GMC patina swb PEARL http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=731315
Graham57a is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2017, 08:29 PM   #116
Graham57a
Senior Member
 
Graham57a's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Asheville, North Carolina
Posts: 1,598
Re: 1968 GMC Shorty - Pearl

Got a ton done this weekend. Got my RF fender done, cut out the bad metal, cleaned everything really well, used por-15 to seal the rusty metal, and patched the metal back. Also got the bottom of the pass door cut out, all the guts removed, soaked in phosphoric acid, and I'll hopefully patch back in the next day or so. I got the kick panel patch done (forgot to take pics), and a small floor patch on the pass side. Once I get the pass door done I'll be finished with rust repair on the passenger side.
Attached Images
     
__________________
ANDREW

1972 Chevy SWB Cheyenne Super JANE http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=462072
1972 GMC Jimmy PENNY http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=735827
1968 GMC patina swb PEARL http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=731315
Graham57a is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2017, 08:40 PM   #117
Graham57a
Senior Member
 
Graham57a's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Asheville, North Carolina
Posts: 1,598
Re: 1968 GMC Shorty - Pearl

RF fender cup. I ended up using the entire back structural section of the patch panel but left about 2-3" of outer og paint below the top of the inner structure. I had to bust a few spot welds but it was definitely worth it, I think it turned out decent. It'll need a skim coat of filler but should do the trick
Attached Images
   
__________________
ANDREW

1972 Chevy SWB Cheyenne Super JANE http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=462072
1972 GMC Jimmy PENNY http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=735827
1968 GMC patina swb PEARL http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=731315
Graham57a is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2017, 08:44 PM   #118
Graham57a
Senior Member
 
Graham57a's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Asheville, North Carolina
Posts: 1,598
Re: 1968 GMC Shorty - Pearl

Pass door before and after the cut
Attached Images
    
__________________
ANDREW

1972 Chevy SWB Cheyenne Super JANE http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=462072
1972 GMC Jimmy PENNY http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=735827
1968 GMC patina swb PEARL http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=731315
Graham57a is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2017, 08:48 PM   #119
Graham57a
Senior Member
 
Graham57a's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Asheville, North Carolina
Posts: 1,598
Re: 1968 GMC Shorty - Pearl

A couple of the interior of the door. I thought it was kinda cool finding the runs in the factory inner coating, it looks like the inner coating was applied with the door on its side
Attached Images
   
__________________
ANDREW

1972 Chevy SWB Cheyenne Super JANE http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=462072
1972 GMC Jimmy PENNY http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=735827
1968 GMC patina swb PEARL http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=731315
Graham57a is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2017, 08:57 PM   #120
Graham57a
Senior Member
 
Graham57a's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Asheville, North Carolina
Posts: 1,598
Re: 1968 GMC Shorty - Pearl

Got my patch panel cut out of the donor tailgate and decided to hang it on the wall, also got a ton of smalls cleaned up and stored away for final assembly. Before and after on the LF fender trim. It's not perfect but neither is the rest of the truck
Attached Images
    
__________________
ANDREW

1972 Chevy SWB Cheyenne Super JANE http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=462072
1972 GMC Jimmy PENNY http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=735827
1968 GMC patina swb PEARL http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=731315
Graham57a is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2017, 09:07 PM   #121
Graham57a
Senior Member
 
Graham57a's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Asheville, North Carolina
Posts: 1,598
Re: 1968 GMC Shorty - Pearl

Cleaned the instrument cluster and painter the needles. Once I repaint the bezel I'll be able to assemble the cluster for the last time (hopefully). I used scotch brite to clean the copper on the printed circuit and dielectric grease on all grounds and connectors.
I also started experimenting with different waxes, polishes, and compounds to see what gave the paint the best shine. I think we will end up using a Meguiars polishing compound and a carnuba wax to finish
Attached Images
   
__________________
ANDREW

1972 Chevy SWB Cheyenne Super JANE http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=462072
1972 GMC Jimmy PENNY http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=735827
1968 GMC patina swb PEARL http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=731315
Graham57a is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2017, 09:10 PM   #122
Graham57a
Senior Member
 
Graham57a's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Asheville, North Carolina
Posts: 1,598
Re: 1968 GMC Shorty - Pearl

Finally a little mock up of the fender and door after a little paint match and wax. I forgot to take a pic of the fender after paint so this is the best we got
Attached Images
  
__________________
ANDREW

1972 Chevy SWB Cheyenne Super JANE http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=462072
1972 GMC Jimmy PENNY http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=735827
1968 GMC patina swb PEARL http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=731315
Graham57a is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2017, 09:47 PM   #123
cericd
Registered User
 
cericd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Houston TX
Posts: 1,405
Re: 1968 GMC Shorty - Pearl

Lookin' SHARP!
__________________
Chris

My 1970 SWB C/10 - http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=534872
cericd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2017, 05:44 PM   #124
Graham57a
Senior Member
 
Graham57a's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Asheville, North Carolina
Posts: 1,598
Re: 1968 GMC Shorty - Pearl

Not a ton of progress but I did get out the paintbrush and lay down some por last night. Should be able to fit the door bottom in the next couple days and hopefully weld it in this weekend
Attached Images
    
__________________
ANDREW

1972 Chevy SWB Cheyenne Super JANE http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=462072
1972 GMC Jimmy PENNY http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=735827
1968 GMC patina swb PEARL http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=731315
Graham57a is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2017, 11:06 PM   #125
GAc10boy
Senior Member
 
GAc10boy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Marietta, GA
Posts: 1,602
Re: 1968 GMC Shorty - Pearl

man, you're killing this! Nice work.
__________________
- Robbie

Instagram: @c10clubgeorgia /@whitlock_garage

Paw Paw '68 508 Dark Blue Custom C10
Speedy '67 Short Fleet Custom C10
'68 GMC SWB Light Green LS Build
Shortbed Utility Box Truck (currently in pieces)
GAc10boy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:27 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Copyright 1997-2013 67-72chevytrucks.com