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  Owned by Daren Gabriel
Bolter # 17831
Houghton, Iowa
28 April 2008
# 2311

From Daren :

        I bought this 1952 GMC 1-ton at auction. I am a full time dairy farmer in Houghton, Iowa. I have a semi-retired   Father who lives in Oklahoma that has a passion for restoration which our whole family has benefited from. He is a wheat farmer when he is not working or building on something.

           Well, after I got the GMC, he volunteered to “touch it up” for me (I’m not helping out on this one). Next thing I know, he’s in a full blown frame off! [ pix ]

           When he finishes the project, my plan is to use it as my farm / go to town truck as I live about six miles from the dairy.

           The family still has most of Dad’s previous projects. My Brother has the 1948 Ford F-1 in New York. My cousin in Virginia has the 1952 Chevy 5-window and there is a 1941 Plymouth coupe, which Dad still has as a toy. The only one he ever sold was a 1959 Ford panel that was his work truck. We moved and it wasn’t worth much. We also prefer the “fat fenders.”

           He’s never done it to make money, just a hobby and a challenge. He is keeping this one stockish. I will probably use the motor (GMC 261, we think Chevy re-power) till it goes. Then we'll get a GMC 302 for it. Now were just waiting on getting it all back together.

           I’ll keep you updated on the progress.

           Great site!

Daren Gabriel


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