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Owned by Spanky Hardy
Bolter # 2870
Burlington, North Carolina
From Spanky :
Here is a a link to my Webshots album, showing my 1950 GMC 250 series,1 ton pickup, I have. I found it advertised on the oldgmctrucks web site back in November of 2006. The guy had just posted it, as I was logging into the web site. To say the least, I was at the right place at the right time.
When I called him, he stated he had just posted it, not 5 minutes, before I called.
After learning that he had replaced the original 228 GMC engine, with a re-built Chevy 261, with Fenton Headers and dual exhaust, he went on to tell me he had completely disassembled the truck and had replaced the following:
- New cab mounts
- New kingpins
- New wheel cylinders, all around
- New bed wood & strips
- New front 1 ton bed panel
- New floor mat & padding
- New headliner
- New door panels
- New driver side inside visor
- New seat cover
- New glass and rubber
- New cab windlace
- New glove box liner
- New tail lights.
He also changed it over to 12 volts with a new 12 volt battery and converted to a alternator.
After seeing his price, I couldn't believe it! I could get the truck, at this price, with all the new parts. So I jumped on it. He even delivered it to me (from Ohio), that next weekend.
Since I've had it, I've added a full set (front and rear) of NOS "Guide" D 68 glass lens turn signals, NOS factory grille guard and a set of 19.5 inch tubeless wheels from a 1958 GMC Bread Truck, with the clips for the original hubcaps.
Future plans are a repaint to the original GMC Green (green all over -- I don't care for the black fenders) and a new set of reproduction hubcaps. I might also lose the outside visor.
Catch ya later,