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2001 GMC 3500 Service Truck Build

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by Philbilly2, Jan 23, 2012.

  1. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,797

    Here it is. Might as well get these up.

    Started as a flatbed cab and chassis with bad injectors. Now it is my main salt truck.





  2. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,797

    Couple More


  3. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,797

    One more with the salter[​IMG]
  4. comeeonn

    comeeonn Senior Member
    Messages: 217

    looks awesome!!!
  5. dieseld

    dieseld Senior Member
    from 90210
    Messages: 634

    Very nice. Any plans for a lift on this one?
  6. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,796

    Looks awesome Phil, good job.
  7. dan6399

    dan6399 Member
    Messages: 87

    Sharp looking truck. Hope mine looks half as good when Im done. Nice job.
  8. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,797

    Thanks. I have been following yours too. Coming along well

    Not sure. I dont want to but blocks on this one because it is already so heavy I don't know if I trust getting that axle further away from the spings?

    Thanks Mark. This is the truck that had the visor on it.
  9. forwhlr989

    forwhlr989 Member
    Messages: 36

    did you end up doing the injectors yourself? About how long did they take you? I gotta do them in the spring and just trying to get some real world number of how long it takes. Truck looks great by the way!
  10. 87chevy

    87chevy Senior Member
    Messages: 557

    Looks good!!

    As for the lift, if you didn't get too high you'd probably be fine... I'd suggest traction bars with any amount of lift though, being so heavy.
  11. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,797

    Yep, I did them myself. 200,000 miles worth of rust and grime fought me a little.

    The passenger side took about 2 hours to get to injectors, the drivers side took about 6. :realmad: It is a b*tch to get to the last couple of allen heads in the back by the firewall. Just couldn't get on them good to get a good amount of torque on them. Finally figured out the trick. Wacked the heads with a chisel to break them free a little, and they screwed right out.

    Putting them back in took about 4 hours start to finish. Toughest part was remembering were all the stuff that I took out 3 weeks ago went. (I pulled mine out and sent them in so I didn't have to front the core charge) I put hex heads back in the back so I could get a wrench on them for when they go out again.

    So if you are prepaired, you could do them in a weekend. It helps to have a knowledgeable buddy to do one side and you do the other. Makes it so you only have to remeber 1/2 the stuff. :dizzy:
  12. squeaky3

    squeaky3 Senior Member
    Messages: 107

    truck looks great, love the reg cab with service body truck
  13. leftynetter23

    leftynetter23 Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    looks great man. may i ask why you removed the cab visor?
  14. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,796

    Would a set of traction bars help with the weight problem once a block is put in there? I realize they don't hold any of the weight but they do a fine job of keeping the axle where its supposed to be.

    The 2nd time I looked through the pictures I noticed it had the visor removed and figured that was the one.
  15. ShadeScapesInc.

    ShadeScapesInc. Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 34

    I like the guard for the spreader chute, good idea
  16. Drew2010

    Drew2010 Senior Member
    Messages: 216

    What, didnt like the huge west coast mirrors? lol
  17. Willman940

    Willman940 Senior Member
    Messages: 325

    You sir, are 2 for 2 in building some of my favorite trucks.
  18. randomb0b123

    randomb0b123 PlowSite.com Addict
    from america
    Messages: 1,278

    really cool
  19. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,797

    because I don't like the way they look
  20. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,797

    It is possible. If I get the time this spring, I might look into it. I would love to get the thing a little higher in the air and get a little more room between the service box an the tires.