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Old 01-25-2012, 07:10 PM   #1
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Howdy, another new guy to the forum. Thought I’d start off by sharing a condensed 20 year history of our 1960 GMC. It was originally purchased by a retired electrical worker who used it very gently before leaving it to his nephew. We bought it 3 years later in 1992. Other than a cracked valve in the V6 everything was in pretty good shape with only minimal rust in the front fenders. Here’s what it looked like when we got it home, minus the passenger side mirror which I had already removed:



The V6 was too expensive to rebuild and not very desirable, so it was dumped for a Targetmaster 350 bolted to a rebuilt 350 Turbo Hydro. Power steering followed shortly using an REZ kit:



It suffered outdoors after relocating to Idaho:



A 1975 front suspension was swapped in the following winter, eliminating the troublesome ball bearings:



With small rust blisters popping up all over from the outdoor storage, a substantial teardown was required to accommodate new paint:



Here’s what it looked like soon after completion:



After the paint job it became a daily commuter traveling 72 miles a day for six years. Living on a rock road really took a toll on the lacquer paint. The commute got much shorter after relocating to Washington, and the truck was driven daily until early retirement in 2009. By this time the lacquer paint was totally beat up, and the timing couldn’t be worse for the expense of quality automotive paint. So instead I gave it a cheap enamel job. Here it is wearing a new coat of John Deere Blitz Black:



Along the way it has received a few more goodies like a Super T10 4 speed, 4.10 Dana 44 gears, dual spotlights, the Gaylord bed cover was reinstalled along with stainless bed rails, a partial diamond tufted interior, and revised instrumentation.





Last summer most of the inner fenders were removed and the firewall refinished with Raptor bed liner. In this photo, the wiring obviously hadn’t yet been secured:



The next scheduled project will be stainless windshield trim if it arrives in good condition.
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Old 01-25-2012, 07:44 PM   #2
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Re: 1960 GMC Build

Its beautiful man welcome to the board
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Old 01-25-2012, 07:53 PM   #3
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Beautiful truck, great story and photo timeline! Glad to have another GMC on here. I would dig having a 1960 GMC Suburban, as that was the first GMC in our family.

Welcome and thanks for posting!---DAC
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Old 01-25-2012, 07:55 PM   #4
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Welcome from Arizona..........love your truck!
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Old 01-25-2012, 09:20 PM   #5
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Hey Mark glad you could get in here, and I see Lakeroadster too.... great guys, these two have amazing talent....:ohyes:
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Old 01-26-2012, 01:42 AM   #6
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Welcome aboard!

I like how you stayed "to the era" with the diamond tucked.. And Sun tach...Nice truck!
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Old 01-26-2012, 06:39 AM   #7
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Welcome From North Idaho!
Sweet Truck!
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Old 01-26-2012, 11:23 AM   #8
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Welcome from Montana! We're getting a few more West Coast, North/West folks! Close enough for a road trip in my book. Driving this thing 70 plus miles a day, living on a rock road, that's the new definition of "Daily Driver"!
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Old 01-26-2012, 01:41 PM   #9
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Hello from Mississippi and Welcome Aboard, Thats a pretty Cool Truck, I like how you showed its stages in its life, so with that 4:10 and the 4 speed what kinda gas milage were you getting? Oh yeah what happened to the first hood?
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Old 01-26-2012, 03:52 PM   #10
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I'm anti-productive today, so I'm hanging out here. I keep looking at the interior on this truck. It makes me want to drive it. There are so many mods but it's done tastefully and organized. Love it. What are the two chrome "dome" type houses under the turn signal lights?
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