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1951 GMC 1-Ton Panel Truck

Owned by


James Allen
Bolter # 16509
Janesville, Lassen County, California


19 November 2007
# 2133

From James :

          Well, here is the first of the three new additions to come in. It's a 1951 GMC 1-ton panel truck ( VIN #253 22 P 6264). We had some time figuring if it was a '51 or '52. The number is the #6264 puts it as a 1951 but the 253 22 P makes it a 1952.

          The truck looks to have come up from Nevada, and was once red and has the number 45 all over the place. As you can see, we tried to find the smallest trailer to bring it home on. Yes, that is a Dodge pulling the GMC -- my 1998 Dodge Dakota 4 x 4. Does this disqualify me from the stovebolt page.

          My Brother has a U-haul concession and we (Father and I) grabbed the trailer and retrieved the truck from the back woods only a few miles away where the other two await rescue. Since we did not have far to go and half of it on non-County maintained dirt roads, I was fine with the "loading."

          Overall, it is in pretty good shape. I have not tinkered with the engine yet. It looks like the previous owner started to convert it to 12 volt -- the starter is missing. The windshield has only one rock ding and the rear door glass is fine. The front door (they close nice) windows are shot.

          Some yahoo cut and put in trailer windows in the sides (ugly). The back doors are sprung and it has normal rust, the worst being aft of the rear wheels. The wood flooring is in remarkably good shape.

          This one will be low on the restoration list. What with all the other toys in the yard. I would consider offers and / or trades. Also in the back of the 1954 dump was the porcelain sign in this picture. The sign is 3' x 19'! It's also for sale. The sign is pretty pricey, and very large and heavy, so will most likely I'll sell it a little closer to home.

          Thanks again for the great site.

Thank you,

James Allen

         James has quite the stash: a 1944 2.5-Ton 6 x 6 GMC (along with it comes a bunch of interesting goodies); a 1951 GMC 1-Ton Panel Truck; a 1954 Chevy 2-Ton Dump Truck; a 1951 Chevy 1.5-Ton Flatbed. ~~ Editor


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