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Offline Jason S

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Re: My 1974 GMC 1/2 Ton
« Reply #15 on: November 15, 2015, 07:35:40 PM »
Very nice build and great progress.

It looks like the firewall and dash are a 'Green-Gold metallic'?  Are you going back to that? 

I see the SPID sheet is still on the inner fender, which is a good thing to have.  It might be a good time to protect it or move it.
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Offline chevybones87

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Re: My 1974 GMC 1/2 Ton
« Reply #16 on: November 15, 2015, 08:35:22 PM »
Real nice man...good job

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Re: My 1974 GMC 1/2 Ton
« Reply #17 on: November 15, 2015, 09:50:42 PM »
It was originally Lime Green / White.  Not quite sure what color I'm going to go with. It has a 78 bed on it, but its not in the best shape.  Would like to get a 73-77 bed thats in good shape though.

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My 1974 GMC 1/2 Ton
« Reply #18 on: January 10, 2018, 10:20:47 PM »
Well itís been forever since I updated. Shortly after I got it running I brought it home. I had lots of issues with my fitech command center, so I went with an in tank pump. Then my oil pan was leaking and my lifters sounded like a sewing machine.  I drove it back to my buddies shop and pulled the motor and trans back out. My trans was leaking all over (fresh rebuild too). That was back in July of 2016. I then found a paint guy where it sat until September of 2017. This is what it looked like when I dropped it off.
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Re: My 1974 GMC 1/2 Ton
« Reply #19 on: January 10, 2018, 10:34:43 PM »
So for the engine, we pulled the lifters and cam and sent them back to Lunati. The cam was bent, so they gave me a refund.  I called up Isky and they guaranteed their lifters were much quieter. Ordered their solid roller bearing hydraulic roller lifters and a billet hydraulic cam. I also decided that since we had the motor out was to go big and get a new set of heads!


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Re: My 1974 GMC 1/2 Ton
« Reply #20 on: January 10, 2018, 10:40:23 PM »
During this time, Iím waiting for the paint guy to get started and got busy with work so let things sit for about a year.  I then start thinking about suspension parts and since the truck is in pieces now would be the time to do it. I made lots of calls and decided to go porterbuilt level 1 up front, stage 2 in the rear so I didnít have to raise my bed floor.  It took about 11 weeks to get it in and started to tear into it. I also picked up these seats from someone for 300 bucks and had my dash pad recovered.


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Re: My 1974 GMC 1/2 Ton
« Reply #21 on: January 13, 2018, 01:11:24 PM »
Those seats look super comfy! Do you know what theyíre out of? Gonna have one heck of a ride when itís done.


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Re: My 1974 GMC 1/2 Ton
« Reply #22 on: January 13, 2018, 09:10:17 PM »
I think they are aftermarket.

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« Reply #23 on: January 13, 2018, 09:15:33 PM »
So I have been spending the last month putting the suspension and motor in. Hereís a few pics.


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Re: My 1974 GMC 1/2 Ton
« Reply #24 on: January 13, 2018, 09:16:35 PM »
And here she is laid out.


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Re: My 1974 GMC 1/2 Ton
« Reply #25 on: January 13, 2018, 09:18:26 PM »
I also had purchased a billet specialties serpentine kit and wasnít happy with the maintenance the polished aluminum is, so ended up using cerakote on them. Think it came out good.


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Re: My 1974 GMC 1/2 Ton
« Reply #26 on: January 13, 2018, 09:19:40 PM »
Then I decided to do my mirrors and door handles.

It matches the wheels perfectly.





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Re: My 1974 GMC 1/2 Ton
« Reply #27 on: January 17, 2018, 11:38:29 PM »
Looking good

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Re: My 1974 GMC 1/2 Ton
« Reply #28 on: January 28, 2018, 04:59:56 PM »
me lik'e the US Mags wheels,