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Owned by Scott Harkey
"52 Fanatic"
Bolter # 19850
Austin, Texas

20 July 2013 Update
# 2562

From Scott :

Sold this truck to buy a 1942 Chevy truck!


16 March 2009
# 2562

From Scott :

This is a 1952 GMC 3/4-ton truck. I bought it in late January --- in pieces for an unbelievable price. I found it on Craigslist of Dallas / Fort Worth as a best offer. I gave $150 for it. I went and hooked up to the trailer. It came home easily.

I was surprised at how straight the body was and there was no cancer rust (there is some surface rust).

The truck doesn't have a bed. It has the original Inline 6 engine. The body, cab and front end are in almost perfect condition. It needs paint.

We don't think it will start. We think the motor might be frozen. I am going to put a V8.

I'm looking at changing out the frame and getting a 1/2-ton frame (from an S-10 or single cab pickup frame) that has independent suspension, front disc brakes. It came with a Nova front clip but I'm not sure if I'm going to do that. I hope to use the truck, so it needs it to do highway traffic.

I am beginning the re-build asap and I will be asking alot of questions of the Stovebollters as this is my first old truck restoration. I have always wanted an old Chevy or GMC truck. I've had 1970 and 1980 models. My wife and I got to talking trucks, and she said she liked the fat fenders. So now I got one!

I'm hoping in two years to have it up and running.

My best friend, and his Dad are Corvette buffs ... and they take two years to do a re-build. He now has a '42 Chevy and that will take him 10 years!


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