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CCT 68 GMC Shortbed Project

Here's the '68 GMC on a trailer behind my '05 GMC
Posted March 25 2009 03:36 PM by John Gilbert 
Filed under: Classic Truck News, Classic Truck Events, Custom Auto Body, Vintage Truck Talk, 1960s Trucks

1968 GMC Truck

  

Mama's little baby loves shortbeds! Here's the '68 Jimmy on my tandem trailer getting hauled out of the orange grove and headed to its new life as a shortbed.  


      You guys all know the Specialist from the forums, his name is Tony and it was the first time we met in person when he offered to help me haul the '68 home. There were no keys for it, but Tony has a bunch of vehicles, so he pulled out a collection of keys that would make a car thief proud, and his Astro Van key worked! Since we couldn't fit the trailer through the gate into the orange grove, we had to either drag the GMC out with a chain, or if luck would have it, start it up after not running for four years and drive out. We dropped in a new battery, poured a little gas into the carb, and the GMC fired right up. When I told my girlfriend about it, she said "that's a GMC for you!" I'll be back with more later and let you guys in on what we have planned.



6 comments
Thespecialist
Thespecialist

Yep, there is a lot of guys out there shortening that longbed, guess I better jig up for that tooooooooo.

John Gilbert
John Gilbert

KKB, Sorry it looks like maybe the header story got pushed back because of this GMC project. In the meantime, just buy some Sanderson blockhuggers you'll be fine.

kingkongbob
kingkongbob

Well I didn't beat THE SPECIALIST aka THE PIRATE to the punch but made it none the less. Well now maybe we will find out about the optimum set of headers for this body style, I'll real close to having to order a set in order to route some accessaries & lines. When my friend Dennis shortened my bed he cut the bed both in the front & the rear in order to save the tail light buckets and to get the best alignment for everything. I may be wrong but I believe it was 6 3/4 rear & 11 3/4 front cut off and that also centered the rear axle in the wheel well. KKB

Thespecialist
Thespecialist

Yep, there it was in all its original state and like any good GM, just fired right up even with all that old fuel.

John Gilbert
John Gilbert

Hey Mike,Yes, they are great looking trucks, and the funny thing is I've never owned a '67-72 Chevy or GMC this is my first one. As soon we get the image posting problem handled, I put up some more flicks of it. talk to you later

Autoartistry
Autoartistry

Can't beat the looks of 67-72 Chevy pickups and GM has not built a better truck since then.Great project and will be watching the progress. Mike

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