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  Owned by Marlon Coffee
"butcher"
Bolter # 19025
Rio Rancho, New Mexico
16 March 2009
# 2563

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From Butch :

Hi. This is my 1950 GMC 1-ton flat panel dually 250 truck. I just got the truck in January of this year. I am still looking to find out more info on the truck. I was told the truck came to New Mexico from California about 15 years ago. It was with a fire department out there.

This Advance Design panel is the 10170th truck off the assembly line. It has a running 228 cid eng with a sm-420 4 speed transmission. It has 23,570 miles on the speedo. The rear end (not sure) is a Detroit 4:11 or a Buffalo 5:14. It has a two piece drive line.

The wheels are 18 in with 700 X 18 tires. The truck is 191/2 feet from bumper to bumper (long out side). Inside it is 13 1/2 feet from the firewall to back doors. The front doors are 5 foot apart and the rear fenders are 7 feet apart, outside to outside. The bumper on the back is so big that I think it must be 200 lbs or so.

The electrics has been converted to 12 volt. It has a new gas tank, fuel line, fuel pump, rebuilt carburetor. I found a set of seats for it as it did not come with them. I also found a dash, ash tray unit, and some other parts like GMC hood emblem. Still looking for more but that will take some time.

Most of the truck is in good shape. It runs and drives well. It could use some tires as the ones on there are old -- no news to most of you.

I have always been in to cars / trucks / Harley's -- all kinds of things. So, this is not my first restore. This is my first big truck, though. So we will see where it goes.

I was born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1949. I went in the US Army in May 1967 and came home from Vietnam in January 1970 when I met my wife of 38 years.  

I went back in the service (US Air Force) in December 1970 and spent 20 years as a aircraft wrench. I have been all over the world. One stop was to Albuquerque. I was here two weeks and loved it. So, now retired from the Air Force (in 1988), this is home for me. I opened my own transportation company back then and that worked well. I closed the business in June 2005 and started playing with my toys!  I think I'll be doing that till the old man up stairs calls me.

Thanks,

Marlon Coffee

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