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1970 GMC Shortbed Photo Gallery
This is going to be a little bit of a different project for us.

Here is a 1970 GMC Shortbed Pick Up truck that has been sitting in a barn since 1984 (Wow 31 Years!).

The truck bed was gone. It is a very basic truck, 6 Cylinder, "Three on the tree" Manual Transmission, no power steering and four wheel drum brakes (non power).

We purchased this neat truck from one of our clients who has no use for the truck.

We were approached by a new client who was looking for an "older truck" to have some fun with. He was looking for a basic truck to use legally on the street (a safe truck with an Ontario Safety Inspection).

Our new client would like to drive the truck without a complete cosmetic restoration.

We have a GMC shortbed stepside box from another project truck that we can use for this 1970 model. The bed was placed on the rear frame of the truck.

The first thing we did (after pressure washing the 31 years of dust off) was to see if the motor turned over freely.....and it did!

A complete list of tune up parts were ordered from our local Napa store.

We installed new points, condenser, rotor and cap, spark plugs, ignition coil, spark plug wires, a new battery, new belt and a new alternator. The old gas was drained from the fuel tank and fresh gas was added.

The oil and filter were also changed. With the tune up complete, this nice 1970 GMC started right up and ran fine!

A larger parts list was made for the rest of the repairs that will be required.

We replaced all four tires with new. The original steering box was replaced, and next on the list will be a complete new exhaust system, all new brakes, new shocks (both front & rear) and new rear coil springs.

The original rotted vinyl seat cover was removed, new foam installed and we installed upgraded velour (factory correct colour and material) to make the bench seat look and feel like brand new!

Stay tuned as this reconditioning build continues......






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