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1985 GMC Rebuild

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by Gmgbo, Aug 25, 2008.

  1. Gmgbo

    Gmgbo LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 382

    This weekend we started to tear down my 1985 gmc 3500. We are painting it "medium green" which is the same color as my 05 2500. All the body panels are new replacement except for the cab that we bought allready restored. More pics to come.

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  2. Gmgbo

    Gmgbo LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 382

    Just a little bit or rust
  3. Gmgbo

    Gmgbo LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 382

    It took about 6 hours for two of us to strip the truck

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  4. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 6,462

    I hope youre going to put a Duramax in there otherwise, its just not worth it...
  5. mag360

    mag360 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,446

    Good fuel economy with the 6.2 and transmissions are cheap to replace.
    I'd like to replace the 350 in ours with a 6.2 or 6.5.
  6. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,776

    It will be a nice truck when done. I personally don't like the gvwr on the 80's chevy trucks though.

    I like the hydrolic valve for the plow too.
  7. Gmgbo

    Gmgbo LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 382

    The way I look at it is that they had to haul around the same equipment we do in 1985 so this truck can do it....just kind of slow
  8. Junior M

    Junior M LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,550

    wow that is goin to be a nice truck once you get it done... have you ever thought about repowering it with like a cummins or a duramax? that would be awesome if you did!!!!
  9. cat320

    cat320 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 822

    looking good so far must be a hell of alot of work though.
  10. AL Inc

    AL Inc LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,218

    Wow that truck brings back memories! I had the same truck but a two wheel drive. Same color, too. It was a great truck for me, I used it for 4 years and sold it, believe it or not it is still on the road, I see it from time to time. Cool project, keep us posted!

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