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Old August 30th, 2020, 02:58 AM
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Default Re: 1961 GMC 4000 Rescue and repair

Everything looks pretty good considering. The wiring on the bed lights and tail lights is a mess.
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Old August 31st, 2020, 12:53 AM
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Replacing all brake wheel cylinders. Note: There are 3 screws that hold on the brake drum on the GMC 4000. I did not see that in the maintenance manual.
I will be power-washing out all the wheel wells and frame rails once brakes are complete.
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Old September 1st, 2020, 01:28 AM
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Waiting of brake shoes and wheel cylinders. Parts should be in tomorrow. Looking at the steering shaft, the boots need to be replaced. Obviously everything with the steering shaft needs to be power washed and greased. That said, I have not found any of the boots online specifically for a GMC 4000. I tried NAPA today and they don't list a GMC 4000 in their system. I figure boots for a different model truck will work but any ideas on where to source them would be appreciated.
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Old September 3rd, 2020, 01:40 AM
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Still waiting on parts. I had to rebuild the carburetor on my Honda power-washer to blast the truck. I also took time today to clean up the bench seat. The seat cleaned up pretty nice being all original upholstery.
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Old September 4th, 2020, 04:50 AM
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Default Re: 1961 GMC 4000 Rescue and repair

Good looking truck.

Nice improvements.
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Drove and owned many, but some of the more interesting ones were:

-'60 GMC 2500 Dump, 305 V-6
-'62 GMC 4000 Flatbed, 305 V-6
-'62 GMC 6500 Flatbed Dump, 478 V-6
-'67 GMC 7500 Box, 6V-53 Detroit
-'71 GMC 9500 Flatbed Dump, 637 V-8
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Old September 12th, 2020, 12:50 AM
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New master cylinder arrived and will be installed over the weekend. New master cylinder being installed ended up being the part number was for a 1961 C80 truck. The master cylinder has a brake line coming off the front of the reservoir.
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Old September 12th, 2020, 01:01 AM
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Pulled out clutch slave cylinder today. No wonder the clutch would not actuate. The slave cylinder was completely rotted out on the inside. New part ordered from NAPA today and I will pickup in the morning.
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Old September 12th, 2020, 01:08 AM
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I picked up the floor plates from powder coat today. I plan to media blast the entire cab but for now I wanted these coated.
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Old September 12th, 2020, 01:13 AM
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Default Re: 1961 GMC 4000 Rescue and repair

New jack stands delivered as well. These are 10-ton stands that are obviously overkill but I need the height to reach the frame rails. Go big or go home right!
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Old September 12th, 2020, 01:16 AM
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Default Re: 1961 GMC 4000 Rescue and repair

Floor plates before powder coating.
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