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Popstruck2 Popstruck2
New User | Posts: 7 | Joined: 03/13
Posted: 03/18/13
01:51 PM

I have inherited my dads 1959 gmc fleet side truck. As you can tell it is in pretty rough shape. Rust in the

Usual places. The front has been wrecked. But a semi new one is in the back.
What ever I do will consist
Of a total tear down and rebuild on every thing.
But where do I start?
My goal is to make it a show worthy, but not worried about winning first place.
Make it original but with upgrades (  rotor brakes, seat belts, possibly fuel injected for the economics and not racing)
Pass it down to my girls as an inheritance but if I want to sell it it will be worth something?
Do I stay with the fleet side or do look for a longbed stepside. Will it be worth it to go stepside?
Looking for a donor truck that is almost has all components and I am willing to travel to look.
I have rebuilt a 1976 4x4 Chevy truck from the ground up but am using it as a work truck.
So this is going In a different direction.
Am looking for any and all suggestions
I will post pictures as soon as I can  

waynep71222 waynep71222
User | Posts: 221 | Joined: 05/12
Posted: 03/18/13
05:46 PM

upload some images to an image hosting site like photobucket..

you can follow forum member idrivejunk on this thread from a sister magazine here...

http://forums.chevyhiperformance.com/70/9254200/auto-body-work/55-truck-bodywork/

he has several other projects going on as the 55 is finished..  

waynep71222 waynep71222
User | Posts: 221 | Joined: 05/12
Posted: 03/18/13
05:47 PM

oh.. my mistake.. the 55 is not finished.. .

when you upload them to the image hosting sites... use the links that begin with IMG to paste here..  

hoytcrouch hoytcrouch
New User | Posts: 3 | Joined: 11/13
Posted: 11/18/13
09:48 AM

If you make it fairly nice and with disc brakes,fuel injection etc, it will be worth between $25,000-$35,00. Just a word of advice DO NOT CHANGE THE BED. A fleet side bed is pretty rare and highly desired, it increases the value.  

Popstruck2 Popstruck2
New User | Posts: 7 | Joined: 03/13
Posted: 05/02/14
08:13 PM

Icon QuotePopstruck2:
I have inherited my dads 1959 gmc fleet side truck. As you can tell it is in pretty rough shape. Rust in the

Usual places. The front has been wrecked. But a semi new one is in the back.
What ever I do will consist
Of a total tear down and rebuild on every thing.
But where do I start?
My goal is to make it a show worthy, but not worried about winning first place.
Make it original but with upgrades (  rotor brakes, seat belts, possibly fuel injected for the economics and not racing)
Pass it down to my girls as an inheritance but if I want to sell it it will be worth something?
Do I stay with the fleet side or do look for a longbed stepside. Will it be worth it to go stepside?
Looking for a donor truck that is almost has all components and I am willing to travel to look.
I have rebuilt a 1976 4x4 Chevy truck from the ground up but am using it as a work truck.
So this is going In a different direction.
Am looking for any and all suggestions
I will post pictures as soon as I can


hi all,
so I had some free time and I thought I would do some investigative research on my project truck.
the serial #(aka vin #) I found on the drivers side door:
it stated 1028CS4447A

so far I went to two different websites.

one site said that I had-
102- model
8- V8 engine
C-Oakland
S-series
4447- production number
***

the other said-
10-1/2 ton
2- long bed
8-???
C- conventional Cab
S- St. Louis
4447- Production Number
A-???
any suggestions?
the decal in the glove box is gone so all I have is what the serial number says I have.
I will try to post pictures of my truck but am having issues posting them.  

wayne712222 wayne712222
User | Posts: 180 | Joined: 10/13
Posted: 05/02/14
10:58 PM

you can upload your images to one of several image hosting sites.. i use photobucket..   paste the links here..

if you keep them to 599 wide.. they will show up without going over the right edge out of site.. where you have to move the scroll bar..

Stretch Zps4355489d  

Popstruck2 Popstruck2
New User | Posts: 7 | Joined: 03/13
Posted: 05/05/14
03:27 PM

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Popstruck2 Popstruck2
New User | Posts: 7 | Joined: 03/13
Posted: 05/05/14
03:36 PM

http://s1323.photobucket.com/user/You_Knowwho/library/  

Popstruck2 Popstruck2
New User | Posts: 7 | Joined: 03/13
Posted: 05/05/14
03:36 PM

http://s1323.photobucket.com/user/You_Knowwho/library/  

Popstruck2 Popstruck2
New User | Posts: 7 | Joined: 03/13
Posted: 05/05/14
03:55 PM

http://s1323.photobucket.com/user/You_Knowwho/library/  

Popstruck2 Popstruck2
New User | Posts: 7 | Joined: 03/13
Posted: 05/05/14
03:57 PM

these are the pictures that show the plate of my truck.
I am hoping that they can be read.


http://s1323.photobucket.com/user/You_Knowwho/library/