1971 GMC Short Stepside
23 January 2006
GMCPaso here with a picture of our '71 GMC Short Step. It was purchased by my Father-in-law in 1970 from Carley's Garage (no longer exists) in Angles Camp, California. Ya, the town in Mark Twain's story of the "Jumping Frog of Calaveras County." He used the truck for hauling hogs, cows, wood, and going to work in the woods and road construction.
My Dad passed away in January 2005. I took Dad driving in it when ever I could -- up into the Sierra Nevada mountains. The truck had 201,000 miles on it when my Mother-in-law gave it to us in July 2005. It had been "barned" the last seven years.
I drove it home in August 2005 -- 375 miles, no problems. The engine was rebuilt once. It's 250 ci, Rochester MV carb, SM465 transmission, 3.73 diff. It is Med. Bronze in color. No power anything. Just a great truck.
I am in the process of reconditioning it to stock.
Bolter # 9677
Paso Robles, California
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