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G.A. Ewen
12-17-2005, 02:45 PM
......... soon I will be able to get back to machine work. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/0603/GAEWEN/88%20GMC%2015/Weldingdone001.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/0603/GAEWEN/88%20GMC%2015/Weldingdone004.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/0603/GAEWEN/88%20GMC%2015/Weldingdone002.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/0603/GAEWEN/88%20GMC%2015/Weldingdone003.jpg

Dawai
12-17-2005, 03:19 PM
Hmm.. diamond treadplate.. Hmm.. I stand on 11 ga without it falling in..

I'd hate to collide driving a small economy car with that. It'd stop quick.

Now, you need to replace the front half with something more durable. (mean self says) I saw a russian tank on ebay.. (nice self says.) Yeah plenty solid if you put some tread plate fenders on that truck. Drive though small trees and roadblocks.

I liked the tractor too.

Ha

Your Old Dog
12-17-2005, 03:32 PM
Manly, very manly! Don't leave it in a parking lot with those little import pickups or it might rough'em up a little and cost you some money http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif Nice job!

Alistair Hosie
12-17-2005, 03:38 PM
I suppose you won't be spraying it your favourite colour GREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEN http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif ALISTAIR

lugnut
12-17-2005, 03:59 PM
Great looking job! Are you going to build in some door covered compartments on the outside of the bed?
\Mel

Dawai
12-17-2005, 05:30 PM
sure is some powdery white sand you got there friend...

thistle
12-17-2005, 05:55 PM
Are you a member of the A-Team by any chance?

Dawai
12-17-2005, 06:07 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v85/ibewgypsie/smartasspills.jpg only when I forget to take my pills... he he

Dawai
12-17-2005, 06:12 PM
I got a rotted out one ton here I have thought about building a square fendered diamond plate body on...hookes welded all over it... I have been hunting a tall COE body (50s) for it... no luck.. so I have considered the home built tough like his truck bed.. in admiration of... I had this power wagon I could stand on top of the fender on... tough..

david_r
12-17-2005, 06:16 PM
Wouldn't it have been easier to throw some sandbags in the back to get weight on the drive axle.

Seriously, that's nice. Looks like an old jickup and a nissan got drunk at the office party. I think your first upgrade will be some hose over those chains. It'll quiet them down and keep them off your paint.

Dawai
12-17-2005, 06:18 PM
I thought it was a chevy??

david_r
12-17-2005, 07:05 PM
David,
You could be right, based on the wheel caps. Chevy S-10, Dodge Ram-50, Mitsubishi, Toyota, Datsun by Nissan were all about the same. Besides, where's the office party controversy of a jeep and a chevy getting it on?

rsr911
12-17-2005, 08:30 PM
I used to tow my race trailer with a '77 F100 with a Lincoln 460, I loved that truck but the stepside bed was going bad in a hurry. Wish I'd seen your truck before I sold it. That truck with 5000lbs behind it could pass anything but a gas station. Of course what good is it to have a shortbed big block truck if it ain't modified? 3" Walker Dynomaxes exiting right in front of the tires sure made for a nice sound.

My brother's got a 40's Ford big truck, like dump truck size, he picked up a 4x4 frame for it and it still has the original flathead in it. Being a Ford engineer he's got visions of total restoration but with a Powerstroke diesel and auto overdrive tranny for cruising.

Anyway, I love what you've done, any idea what that bed weighs?

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G.A. Ewen
12-17-2005, 10:46 PM
It is a 88 GMC S-15. A friend did the body work on the cab. The box was to far gone to even think of fixing. I always liked the looks of the old step-side boxes so I though that I would have a go at building one.
It isn't as heavy as it looks. I would guess that it is about 400 lbs heavier than the original box. In a part of the country that has 9 months of winter and three months of poor sleding it should be just about right http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif
Here is a photo of what I started with.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/0603/GAEWEN/88%20GMC%2015/ded32f51.jpg

wierdscience
12-18-2005, 10:06 AM
Hehehehe....reminds me of my trailer,1/2x6" flatbar for the tag holder,it'll take a fender off before the license tag gets bent http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

Nice job George,now all you need to do is fix the "Chevy lace" on the cab.

hoffman
12-18-2005, 10:11 AM
Lookin' good!

Your Old Dog
12-18-2005, 11:17 AM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by G.A. Ewen:
In a part of the country that has 9 months of winter and three months of poor sleding it should be just about right </font>

Great line http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

Dawai
12-18-2005, 04:03 PM
HUH? you mean that is not "white sand?"

I'm freezing to death just looking at the pictures.

G.A. Ewen
12-18-2005, 04:13 PM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by David E Cofer:
HUH? you mean that is not "white sand?"

I'm freezing to death just looking at the pictures.</font>

Winter has been good so far this year. It only went down to the -30's a couple of nights. Not to much "white sand" yet either http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

Evan
12-18-2005, 04:22 PM
It's only -20 here. I don't expect you will be painting it for a while George. What color will it be?

G.A. Ewen
12-18-2005, 07:44 PM
Evan, It is nice and warm in the garage so painting is no problem. It'll be the same color as the cab.

Flash319
12-18-2005, 08:00 PM
Here is some pics of the box I built for my Toy. A lot less work then the one you built but not as fancy either! It cost me $300 in steel and about 8 hours work.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v509/flash319/Toybed4.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v509/flash319/Toybed2_noplate.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v509/flash319/ToyBed1.jpg

Evan
12-18-2005, 09:28 PM
What do the constabulary think about your rear "fenders"?

G.A. Ewen
12-19-2005, 09:44 AM
Flash,

It looks good http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//cool.gif I guess it may depend on where you live but here you would need mud flaps and something that looks like a back bumper.

Flash319
12-19-2005, 10:33 AM
I have mud flaps on it now and a trailer hitch that I guess I could call a bumper. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//smile.gif

Dawai
12-19-2005, 10:48 AM
Yeah.. I like the Toyo bed too.

I got two old trucks here, a one ton that the cab is rotted out on, a 70's chevy 4wd w good cab and rotten bed. Thought about marrying the two. Finding a one ton 4wd front axle cheap is not easy since the Rock crawlers and cab truck craze hit.

I wanna dump bed. Even if it is a hand pump job. Seems when you park a truck, the bed fills itself with junk. Both trucks are full, neither are road ready.

HTRN
12-19-2005, 02:08 PM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by David E Cofer:
I got a rotted out one ton here I have thought about building a square fendered diamond plate body on...hookes welded all over it... I have been hunting a tall COE body (50s) for it... no luck.. so I have considered the home built tough like his truck bed.. in admiration of... I had this power wagon I could stand on top of the fender on... tough..</font>

Dave, take a look at this (http://www.rodsandantiqueautos.com/itmidx12.htm) they ain't going for scrap prices, and it's all the way out in Utah, but if you want one bad...


HTRN


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G.A. Ewen
01-01-2006, 12:59 PM
Finished http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//smile.gif

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/0603/GAEWEN/88%20GMC%2015/CopyofFinished3.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/0603/GAEWEN/88%20GMC%2015/CopyofFinished2.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/0603/GAEWEN/88%20GMC%2015/CopyofFinished.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/0603/GAEWEN/88%20GMC%2015/CopyofBoxpainted003.jpg

jkilroy
01-01-2006, 02:36 PM
Great job, that looks OEM. I bet you get lots of questions about it.