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04 April 2011
More pictures of my old truck
From Rich :
Here is a picture of my old truck. She's a 1961 GMC 3/4-ton pickup that I recently acquired. It's been a one owner truck with 77,000 miles and was pretty well equipped. The truck has the 305 V6 with a 4 speed automatic transmission, air conditioning, the big back window and custom cab features.
This GMC had been sitting in a driveway in Santa Monica since the mid 90's so there was a lot of work to do just to get it running. I got this from the Grandson of the owner who has been following the work I've done on my 1958 boat and my 1970 Volkswagen Squareback this past year. He thought that since I did a good job on those, I needed a real challenge and gave me the truck with the camper.
After working 12 hour days over the last year and finally completing the finishing touches on the VW, I now have some time to devote to my GMC. One of the first things that I had to do was remove the 900 pound camper that was on the back. I then bled the brakes, and brought it home to start the real work.
Since then, I've got it running and replaced the water and fuel pumps along with the voltage regulator. I'm still tweaking and tuning to get to run right but that will come once I put fresh gas in it and change the fuel filters.
This will be a fun project and should be a good conversation piece at the car events.