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1946 GMC CC 303 2-Ton Flatbed

 

Owned by

Scott Simon
"Hoosier Simon"
Bolter # 16558
Fort Wayne, Indiana

11 October 2007
# 2085

From Scott :

           This is Simon & Simonís 1946 GMC 2-ton GMC Model CC-303 Flatbed truck.

           The winter of 2006, my sister bought property that had a 40 x 80 outbuilding on it. My sister offered the building to my son and I to use to rebuild and store our old VW's. The person that was using the building before us had an old GMC truck in the garage. He needed to sell it because his new garage was not big enough.

           So now we're the owners of an all original 1946 2-ton flat bed Model # CC 303 General Motors truck. It has a 236 cubic inch engine and single ratio rear axle.

The story on this truck

           The truck has less than 22,000 original miles on the odometer (per the last owner, these are original mileage -- what do you think?). The truck was originally owned by a farmer in Van Wert, Ohio. One of the stories the farmerís wife told was that they had driven this truck up to Mackinaw Island, Michigan once a year for about ten years to a cabin they had built on the island. (Talk about a long hard ride.)

           I had a 1950 Chevy 1/2-ton corner window pickup truck back when I was 19 and always wanted to build another old truck (preferably a Ford) to haul our VW show cars on. My son has a 1963 Crew cab VW -- it took Zach four years to rebuild this. My wife (Toni) has a 1966 Bug. If I don't get it restored soon I will need a place to stay. I have a 1969 200 hp dune buggy. My wife, son and I are very involved with the Fort Wayne, Indiana VW club. I am the President, my wife is the Secretary and web master. Here's another picture of my 1969 dune buggy, with the top.

           The only problem with this truck is that it is all original and in very good shape. Now I'm torn between restoring this truck back to stock or rebuilding it with newer running gear and engine. I'm not sure how rare this truck is but I am having a hard time even finding pictures of General Motors trucks. Lots of pictures of the Chevy version.

           I'm hoping to find out more about this truck to help me make my decision on how to restore it. God forbid I would sell it to someone else to restore or maybe even trade it for a Ford.

Scott Simon
Simon & Simon

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