1964 GMC Dump Truck
11 April 2007
From Grant :
Wow, I haven’t been around much. It's been a lot of work trying to get a new business off the ground, making the move from just trucking to excavation. No more big trucks, just a couple of two tons and some small equipment.
Some of you have seen my 1956 Chevy dump truck that I am building but not many have seen the 1964 GMC that I picked up at the beginning of March. I have affectionately started calling her "Big Ugly."
I got this truck from a friend for rebuilding the steering box in his Mack. I have since put about $1500 in to it. It runs real good. I had to rob the transmission from the '56 for it, rewire it, and a few other things. But it was only a few days before it was ready for the road.
This truck is a little rusty and not as nice as the '56. She is able to fill the gap and work right now which allows me to get some work done while I finish the '56. Plus, she has character!
This new truck will be a great addition to the fleet. She stays with the classic truck theme that I am trying to keep and she has a 12 Cy box that will work perfect for high bulk, light materials like bark brush and stumps. I plan on using her like she is now till I finish the '56 which will be a way cool truck when I am done.
So, the Big Ugly has been working for me for a few weeks and has preformed flawlessly. So, I gave her a good floor with some gray boat carpet that I had kicking around the shop.
The 496 stroker for the '56 is done but I have to make some more money too bring it home. I have been spending like the world is coming to an end. Have picked up some good jobs and the work keeps rolling in. So hopefully I won’t have to put another notch in my belt before some of the money starts to come in.
If you haven’t seen it give it a look and read what I have planed for her. Pictures of both of them are on my Web shots page. Here's some more of the details of Big Ugly in the Big Bolts forum!
Bolter # 12065
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