Jake Groby's

1960 GMC Pick-up

"The Beast"


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10 January 2007 Update

From Jake :

       I thought it was about time to update the pictures of my truck since I now have a drivable 1960 GMC. The "new" 1960 turquoise truck was bought as is from a seller in Oregon. It drives just fine. On this truck other than some beauty modification, hood change, tailgate change, rim change, I don't have to do anything but drive. YES! After seven years of restoring the "other" 1960, it's great to be able to drive one finally. The truck has the 305A V-6 and a rare 4 speed hydra-matic.

       The rest of the truck is dead stock, and I'm going to keep it that way. See some more pictures at my Webshots album.

Jake Groby
"V-6 Fix (Modelman)"
"Bolter # 1046
Chalmette, Louisiana

       
Only GMC had the guts to make the First V-6!

       Jake has been around our Virtual Garage for a long, long time. He's been a big support and a great Stovebolter. In 2006, he offered up two models, The Three Soldiers, to help raise operating funds for the site. ~~ The Editor


21 September 2003 Update

From Jake :

       Big day for us, we mounted the motor to the frame.  Wanted to show the Bolters the picture!

       Those rear engine mounting bolts and bracket were a real B***h to get set just right.  Glad it's over - Whew. 

       See more pictures at my Webshots photo album.


Jake "Almost Finished" Groby
"V-6 Fix (Modelman)"
"Bolter # 1046
Chalmette, Louisiana

              Only GMC had the guts to make the First V-6!
June 2000

From Jake:

       Just recently (January '00) I purchased a 1960 GMC pickup to restore for my son as his first car/truck.

       The truck (named the Beast) has a unique history. The truck was originally purchased by Mr. Ashton Chargois, Licensed Master Plumber #30 of the New Orleans, where he used the truck everyday to do his business, In 1995 he became ill and he son used the truck to continue to do the Plumbing work.

       The truck has only had one owner. The VIN # 1002PN100551 and the Serial # 304A28531.

       The truck break down like this: 127" wheel base, Pontiac, MI., A= standard rear end 10.5" clutch (STD.) Front susp Torsion bar (information supplied by Conrad Vogel via 6066 GMC page).

       The photos attached show the truck as we got it and through a complete take down to the frame.

       All work is being done at home except the vatting of the block. This is the first and only truck we've ever worked on to restore. It does not seem that hard to do (say what?).


Jake "Almost Finished" Groby
"V-6 Fix (Modelman)"
"Bolter # 1046
Chalmette, Louisiana



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