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1959 GMC 860 Single Axle Truck Tractor


Owned by

Don Nydam
Bolter # 9712
Kunkletown, Pennsylvania

23 January 2008
# 2190

From Don :

           This is a new (old) addition to my collection of trucks. It's a 1959 GMC 860 single axle truck tractor. It has a 671 Detroit Diesel, 5 speed transmission and a 2 speed differential. It's not restored yet, but in progress.

           I live in Pennsylvania and I found the truck on eBay. I was the lucky bidder and had to pick the truck up in New Hampshire.

           I also have a 1953 Chev 3100 that I am almost done doing a complete restoration [ Editor's update: April 2010 -- the '53 is FINISHED and gorgeous! ]. After that I plan on doing a total restore on the '59 GMC 860.

           It has taken a lot of work in just getting the 860 from NH to PA but that's the fun in the love of old trucks.

           You all are doing a great job with this site!



Don Nydam

           Looks like a great project Don. I know John would love it! You'll have to send us some info on the '53, too! ~ Editor


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