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Preparations continue. degreasing, de flashing and a life size photo to make templates from. As for the width I see the width of the cab.

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Good place to store ramps  !!! 

I really like the front on photo of the truck really accents the beautiful lines 

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54 minutes ago, gotnitro? said:

Good place to store ramps  !!! 

I really like the front on photo of the truck really accents the beautiful lines 

Now If I could only find how the hood opens. No photos yet on the web. I have a message in at GM's Heritage center.

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20 minutes ago, landman said:

Now If I could only find how the hood opens. No photos yet on the web. I have a message in at GM's Heritage center.

There are those two little doors on each side of the grille.  Maybe also an engine cover in the interior floor?   There is a seam ahead of the cowl below the windshield and down the sides, not sure if the whole nose comes off or not.

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On ‎1‎/‎20‎/‎2021 at 9:26 AM, landman said:

Sam, what did you use for an interior?

I just used a seat, steering wheel, and dash from my parts boxes. Flat sheet of styrene for a floor. No door panels. Kind of crude, but it displays well enough to suit me.

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1 hour ago, Sixties Sam said:

I just used a seat, steering wheel, and dash from my parts boxes. Flat sheet of styrene for a floor. No door panels. Kind of crude, but it displays well enough to suit me.

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4 hours ago, Rob Hall said:

There are those two little doors on each side of the grille.  Maybe also an engine cover in the interior floor?   There is a seam ahead of the cowl below the windshield and down the sides, not sure if the whole nose comes off or not.

 

 

GM Heritage didn't have a picture but they thought the whole thing tilts forward. The upper part hides a compartment above the engine.

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If the doors on the sides & engine cover is the only way to the engine make it a tilt cab. That's what I did when I built mine. I found a few pics. 1st is a 38 & shows the front has been restored but not open so I'm not sure it does. 2nd is a 40 GMC with open hood. 3rd & 4th is what I did with mine. I hope it helps, good luck & I can't wait to see more.

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Played with the lathe making hubs. as you can tell, it will be a while before I can change my name to Francis.

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Seat of the pants fabrication. Hopefully there won't be too much back pedalling required.

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All indications (read opinions) are that the hood tilts forward. So I started scribing.

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I do LOVE the look of COE trucks.  Having had a 70s Chevy van and trying to change spark plugs I can't imagine how much of a hassle it would be to work on the older ones.  Here is a suggested paint job that was parked down the street a few years back.1696569059_COEGMCinFlamessml.jpg.c2a9be335849dd0a8e0a76bbbb8e50d5.jpg

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Perhaps powered by a GMC V12?

 

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2 hours ago, Big John said:

Perhaps powered by a GMC V12?

 

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Had one, it is in service.

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The bed frame looks good  ! Really like the tear drop shaped wheel openings 

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good looking deck !  That plastruct deck is so nice to work with, and looks very good under paint 

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Thanks guys. Made up the curved tail panel using a blade from a blind. Fabricated the ramp support panel and the ramp storage door.

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