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Old November 5th, 2019, 09:26 AM
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Default Re: 1965 GMC in the alps. Greetings from Austria.

My clutch spring extension wire is 6" long.
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Old November 25th, 2019, 08:44 AM
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At the moment winter is coming but the show must go on

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I sandblasted and galvanized all screws black. Yesterday I mounted the crossmember.



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Next step is the control arm on the left side. This parts are also back from sandblasting and powdercoating.
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Old November 26th, 2019, 01:50 PM
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Default Re: 1965 GMC in the alps. Greetings from Austria.

Looks great Tom, very fine workmanship, thanks for the pictures. Sending a PM.
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Old January 8th, 2020, 09:18 AM
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Hi,

small update on the project. In the last days I mounted the crossmember for the handbrake



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Next step was to mount the upper and lower control arm. I got the screws back from black coating. I installed the lower control arm despite the problem with the dimension of the shaft (see the following link)



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I have to cut new threads on the bolts of the upper control arm. The old ones are damaged. The next thing was to install the tank. I painted it black. I think that goes great with the rest

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I have also started to install the brake line. This is also done in stainless steel. A two-circuit system with the master cylinder of a 1967 GMC is also planned.

I'll post photos of it when I'm done.

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Old January 8th, 2020, 02:32 PM
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Default Re: 1965 GMC in the alps. Greetings from Austria.

Hi Tom,
As always your attention to detail is unsurpassed. Your chassis looks amazing. I really enjoy reading and seeing your progress on your GMC. Your build really sets the bar high for frame off restorations.
I have used the 3/8" aluminum soft tubing for fuel line too with really good results when I built my T bucket in 2011. It works great and forms well to the frame irregularities and is easily clamped using rubber lined clamps. I would suggest installing one of these fuel filters as close to the fuel tank as possible with a 1/4 turn petcock too. It has a replaceable filter and will insure the fuel is perfectly clean to the carburetor. It is substantial in size (filter medium)and a standard manual fuel pump will easily draw through it.


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I hope I am allowed to insert this link,it is not to promote summitracing but to show as an example the type/size of filter only. Many other companies sell them.

Keep up the good work, it is not always easy to put on the warm clothes and get out the to work when it is winter.

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Old January 9th, 2020, 07:32 AM
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Hi Steve,
thank you for your comment and your honest opinion. I will still be embarrassed

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That with the fuel filter would be a good idea, since I'm not quite sure what to install here.
I will post a few pictures below of what the constellation looked like when it was purchased.
The original fuel pump was installed against an electric one, if I see it correctly. A filter was also installed shortly before the carburetor. I don't know whether that was so good or bad. Maybe you have a few more tips. Can I use the pump again in the pictures?
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Old January 9th, 2020, 11:10 PM
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GMCTom where did you get that thermostat housing? I can't find one to fit my 64.
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Default Re: 1965 GMC in the alps. Greetings from Austria.

From your pictures it looks like the previous owner installed the electric fuel pump where the original gas filter was located. Those holes in the frame were the mounting point for the bracket housing/filter assembly. Originally the fuel line was a steel line from the filter on the frame to the fuel pump, steel to the carburetor. The original had a screw on cover with a canister type filter inside, the filter insert still available from NAPA. (I had to buy a special size filter wrench to unscrew mine to prevent damage) the style that was reference from Summit is close to what was there originally.
You are doing a fantastic job on your restoration.

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GMCTom where did you get that thermostat housing? I can't find one to fit my 64.
Hi James,

sorry about the late reply. I have currently checked the housing on the engine, but unfortunately I cannot find a manufacturer or a logo. The previous owner has already assembled it.

If I disassemble the engine, I will send you detailed photos.
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Time for an update

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Installed the anker plate with new lowering spring (3") and new ball joints on the lower and upper control arm.




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Also installed the overhauled steering gear (new seals, new grease, paint...)



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Derusted, cleaned and painted the hubs. They also get new bearings and seals.



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I also preinstalled the steering arms



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Next step were the brakes. I blasted all springs, sheet metal parts and galvanized them new. The passenger side was preinstalled.



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Installed the hub, the drum and the wheel with the new tire

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In the next two weeks the chassis should be ready for a photo shooting outside

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