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Owned by Rick Curran
Bolter # 22758
Carlisle, Kentucky

Talking about this truck
in the DITY Gallery

14 December 2009
# 2717

More truck pictures in Photobucket!

From Rick :

This is my 1948 GMC pickup truck. I have had this old classic truck for 20 years now. It was a project that someone else started and did not finish.

I started out with only the shell of the cab on the frame. This Advance Design GMC truck was completely disassembled and all of the parts were in boxes, buckets and anything else the guy could find to throw them in.

The truck is now 98% complete. I would, however, like to add air conditioning to finish it up.

Some of the special details on the truck are: homemade bed with S-10 floor, electric operation of tailgate latches by use of a door lock solenoid and some special engineering inside the homemade tailgate, 1974 Nova SS sub-frame with power disc brakes and a 1998 S-10 Rear end with 4:10 posi unit.

The gas filler neck was moved from the passenger side to the back of the cab. The gas door is from a 1984 Nissan Stanza car. The cab is a 1948 from a 1 1/2 ton truck that had the tank behind the seat originally. My truck did have the tank on the right side in the bedside originally but the tank was no good and the tank in the replacement cab was good so I stuck with it.

The bed sides are hand made with 1 1/2" muffler pipe mig welded to make the roll on top with an S-10 floor. The tailgate opens by using the push button in the license plate opening. I engineered some brackets and spring loaded the pins using a door lock solenoid to pull the pins.

Just some things to make the truck different. It has a 358 (350 .040" over) gear drive, 270 magnum cam, 1974 Nova SS subframe, 700R4 tranny with 1999 S-10 rear end with 4:10 posi unit.

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