Tom Callahan's

1936 GMC Firetruck


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08 November 2006 Update

From Tom :

           Well, I guess it is time for an update. I did not realized it’s been over five years since my fist post on the Stovebolt Page. I now have been re-energized by my two helpers to get the old truck going again -- one is 5 and the other is 1 ½ years old.

           All along I have wanted to keep the truck as original as possible but after the first drive down the block and the brake pedal went straight to the floor. I figured it was time for some changes. I searched for a donor truck that had all the pieces that I needed to finish the job. I found the necessary parts from a '92 Chevy P-30 chassis.

           The 4-wheel disc brakes worked so well I decided, "Now that it stops so well, I need more power to make it go." I converted the old truck to a 350 with an automatic transmission and that seemed to fix all my power issues.

           OOOOPs!

           Now it steers like a bus. So next was the conversion of a tilt column, “cross steering, and a power steering box. WHEW!!!! That was a handful.

           Now all that’s left to make it road worthy is to put the windows and interior back in.

Thanks,

Tom Callahan
"toms36gmc"
Bolter # 12383
Olathe, Kansas


11 July 2001

From Tom: :

           I purchased a 1936 GMC about 10 years ago and its restoration is coming along great. More pictures to follow.

Tom Callahan
"toms36gmc"
Bolter # 12383
Olathe, Kansas



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