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Owned by Ken Bailey
Bolter # 26942
Milpitas, California

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04 April 2011
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From Ken :

Here is my 1955 2nd series GMC that my neighbors call "Yellow Bird." I got this old truck in May from the guy who had redone the seats and carpet on my 1969 Pontiac Firebird convertible. If you look at my Photobucket link above, you can see in the pics that the interior has been done in yellow and black and that he did the door panels and roof in ostrich.

The owner before him had swapped out the engine to a 250 6 cylinder 1 barrel with a 3.07 rear end. It still had the granny low 4 speed growler and chattering clutch that I have since removed. I put a Turbo 350 automatic in its place.

When driven on the highway, the truck felt kinda twitchy, so I removed the odd power steering set-up and had an adjustable coil-over put underneath with power disc brakes and solved that.

I have also installed a new gas tank under the bed and removed the cab tank for more leg room. My nickname is "THE BEAR" and with my size, I needed all the room I could get.

I still have the heater, radio, gauges, electric wipers, etc. yet to do, but she is drivable and fun so far.



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