1951 GMC 100
From Steve :
Here is my 1951 GMC 100. I purchased the truck on August 31, 2008. The previous owner had changed the 216 and three speed on the column to a 1960 235 six and four speed transmission.
The truck belonged to the Grandfather of a friend of my son (Craig). The Grandfather bought the truck in 1968. My son had seen the truck and told me about it over a year ago. I asked his friend's Mother if they wanted to sell the truck but was told his Grandfather wanted to give it to his Grandson to restore.
So, at that point, I told them if they were ever going to sell it, let me know. At this point, I was just going on my son's description of the truck since I has never even looked at the '51.
A year went by and I received a call from my son's friend's Mother asking if I was still interested in the 1951 GMC as the Grandfather was now in an Assisted Living Home. Her husband and son had no place or skills to restore the old truck.
My son and I went to look at it and worked out a deal and we brought her home. The truck was only about one mile from my home for many years.
As of early November, we were over nine weeks into the build and are hoping to complete the old school build in about a year if all goes well. Stovebolt has been a great help to me and my son while undertaking the 51 GMC build.
Here's a view (slideshow or static view) from our Photobucket account (over 80 images).