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Old 06-08-2019, 12:49 PM
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my youth was spent helping my dad work on old things that were not that old back then. in 1976 he started working on a 1938 GMC truck which he got me to do all the dirty work by scrapping the grease and cleaning parts. at the age of 9 I was cheap labour and Kool-aid was my drink of choice. we got the truck up and running and used around the homestead for the odds jobs. then I found other interests which was boobies, beer and bad behavior and did not help my dad much with his projects.
in 1997 the 38 GMC was behind dad's shop and in bad shape because he went on to work on other projects. my dad was know for not finishing any projects in his life time and how he had 2 kids we are not sure because you have to finish the project. I took ownership of the 38 GMC and dragged it 1200kms to the end of the world so I could move it around the Kingdom at least 4 times a year for the next 20 years.
now this year I have begun working on the 38 GMC and it is a nice rain day to be in the shop fixing mistakes from the past years of up grades to the truck. the under the seat gas tank got removed by my dad and he built a tubing frame for the seats because he was a tall man and said he lower the height of the seats so he could see out the windshield. only problem is he never lowered the height of the seats by removing the fuel tank he raised the seats up by 3/4 of an inch. yes the 1960s and Woodstock were good times for my dad. now 40 years later i'm putting the gas tank back where it belongs and magic is required.

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Old 06-08-2019, 02:25 PM
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Another truck with real fenders
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Old 06-08-2019, 03:19 PM
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Another truck with real fenders
yes and metal you can weld too.

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Old 06-08-2019, 07:38 PM
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I was able to get the tank surround which the original seat sits on welded back in to place and some black paint splashed on. I doubt the paint will be dry by morning so I can toss the gas tank back in. oh well.

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Old 06-09-2019, 12:54 PM
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Old 06-09-2019, 12:56 PM
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today I installed the new gas gauge sending unit but cheated with the notes and pictures from last year when I did my 39 chevy.

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Looks like somebody's been taking fair care of that 81 year old relic. Good luck with it's resurrection.
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Old 06-09-2019, 01:08 PM
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the truck has been in the family 43 years and I have splashed the black paint on twice in the 22 years of it being in the Kingdom. no women in my life this summer so i'll toss the money at the truck instead, lol

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today I installed the new gas gauge sending unit but cheated with the notes and pictures from last year when I did my 39 chevy.

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