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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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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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cant wait to see the truck when it is finished. I have a 1989 chevy 3500 1 ton dump awsome truck, runs great, but needs new cab corners rocker panels some welding in the bed and a paint job. seeing your pics reminds me of the work it needs:dizzy:
 

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Its a never ending project....eventually we might put a big block in it. im not sure though. I also have an 87 mason dump to redo and an 88 cab and chassis with the long wheel base. I will post pics of those also
 

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When its all over the total cost including the truck will be about 3000-3500 including the cost of the truck. The main reason Im keeping this truck is because my 05 cost 2200 a year to insure and this one is 600. This truck is decent on gas if you baby it believe it or not.
 

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The main reason Im keeping this truck is because my 05 cost 2200 a year to insure and this one is 600.
Thats shocking!! because the older the truck the less safe it is. at least that's what my insurance agent tells me..

Otherwise, it looks like a tank thats coming from a Ford guy ...
 

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More pics from today...We wire wheeled the frame, primed, and painted it. One of the cab mount holes was rusted to we cut it and I attemped to weld it...and finally got the new cab on.

We painted the bottom of the new cab so hopefully it doesnt rust for a while.

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I plan to do this similar project as long as I am able to drive. My next truck will be a late 1970's F-100 that I plan to overhaul and paint.
Hurry up with the pictures!!!! This is going to be one sweat truck!
 
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