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Old June 16th, 2022, 02:48 AM
tbucketnut tbucketnut is offline
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Location: GIG HARBOR, WA
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Default Re: 1964 GMC Model 1002 build journal

Hello all,
Front end is now complete. After disassembly, seemed like I was scraping and grinding dirt off the frame and suspension components for ever. It seems progress has been at a glacial rate at best.
Happy to report that all components have been cleaned the ones small enough to fit in the glass bead cabinet, got blasted then painted. I replaced all ball joints, tie rod ends, shocks, A-arm shafts as well as power steering slave cylinder and control valve/hoses. Of course bearings seals and brakes too. Also, bought a neat tool for cleaning off the rust and grime off the frame and parts, it is pneumatic and is called a needle scaler. This tool is a must if you plan on doing much of this kind of work. Better than wire wheels and doesn't make dust go airborne either.
Looks a little better now.

Now onto more work:
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Steve Stock
Gig Harbor, Wa

1953 Chevrolet 3100
261 cu inch, SM420
Finished Cab off restoration

1964 GMC 1000
305 V6, SM 420
Restoration is now started, still looking for an oldsmobile style power steering pump

Last edited by tbucketnut; June 16th, 2022 at 02:56 AM.
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