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1955 GMC 1/2-Ton

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From Fred:

      I bought this truck about 6 years ago in stock condition. The previous owner had installed a new bed and about 100 lbs. of bondo . After driving it for about a year in stock I pulled it in the garage and tore it down to the bare frame. The stock engine and tranny were sold so there was no turning back!

      It is now on the road with all old bondo removed and new steel welded in. The front suspension is from a '74 Camaro, it has a 4 bolt 350 with a turbo 350 trans and the rearend from the 74 Camaro. I boxed the frame and welded in extra bracing into the frame. I didn't like the GMC grill and it was really rough anyway so I replaced the hood and grill with one from a 53 Chevy pickup. Not to sound like blowing my own horn but all work was done by me in my home garage including paint and all mechanical work. (Editor's note: Go ahead, Fred, and blow your horn -- with a beautiful truck like that, you rate it!) It is driven all the time except in snow. It has had 3,000 miles put on it last summer and boy its a ball to drive.

      Here's how it is set up now: Power steering ( Camaro), Tilt wheel (' 78 Firebird ), Power windows ( mid '80s Buick ), Power antenna, air conditioning ( Vintage Air), J V C radio, bucket seats ( '91 Caravan ), Power header dump ( just for fun ), Frenched headlights and turn signals, rolled rear pan, all new tinted glass, all new door and window rubber, shaved door handles with keyless entry.

Thank you,
Fred Maas
Evansdale, IA

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