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1960 GMC Cracker Box Build 10/1

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While the Bandag defiance is sitting for a month or so the let all the putty and filler dry and shrink I'm starting  a GMC Tilt Cab Cruiser or Crackerbox.

First thing is to start the distinctive " fish belly" chassis, The start of the cross members and air ride pads and rear trailing arm mounts..


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7 hours ago, DRIPTROIT 71 said:

Looking forward to seeing this one!!

I'll have some photos tomorrow of it. Thanks to pins and power tools it is not too bad.  Paul

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Basically 99% scratch built form micro I beam, tube and 160 thousands plastic carved into main cross member and straight pins for pivots.  All suspension moves and all linkage steers as the real ones.

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Air tanks and radiator fitted

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Got the details on the air tank mounts added, rear cab pad, the exhaust "rattle box" done, fifth wheel plate mounted and partial details added and the fuel tanks built and detailing started.  Started the cab. Cut the sleeper area down, made a grill for it and added vent window posts. The windshield divider was a bit of work as the windshield is Vee'd only 10 degrees.

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Chassis  is moving along. Made up battery boxes, steps, fifth wheel plate and turntable, dryer, air filter can, hinges , 9 shots to coil up the mud flap holders and fabbed up splash guards in front of rear wheels. Got the interior almost complete including the GM/Fuller Electro-Shift 10 speed selector set up. Probably forgetting a lot of parts added too.  :)

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Chassis is painted in Testers Acryl Metallic Blue and most all the running gear is detailed and in. Started making up the air intake, exhaust and brackets. Signal lights are almost done, as are Mirrors and brackets along with the outer door handles and P.E. wiper blades. I'm pleased with the results.  Paul


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