1953 GMC 5-Window Longbed 1/2-Ton
Here are a few pictures of the 1953 GMC 5-window pickup truck that I just finished. It's a 1/2-ton, long bed.
It took me a year from the date of purchase to finish this project. I did a 1951 GMC 1/2-ton Longbed pickup in the same way that this one was done. (I have sold the '51.)
I can't decide if I like building or showing them more. I guess in the summer I enjoy showing and when winter comes around, I get bored and then it's time to build again.
If anyone has specific questions about my build, I will be more than willing to try and help them. They say a picture is worth a thousand words and I firmly believe that. Here's a good shot of the bed and one of the engine. I have many pictures of the '51 build on my web site. I also have pictures of the '53 build, but the '51 has more detail.
Your site has been invaluable to me in my hobby, especially during my first build. You have a great site and people who need help will definitely find the answer to most questions if they are patient. I'm not a very good writer and am sorry that my documentation is not better. Everything that was done on the '53 was factory, and factory accessories. Some may question the black front bumper and chrome rear bumper. That's the way it was in 1953 because of the Korean war. I have done a lot of research on trucks of that era and can justify most everything that was done on it. I will send along to you a factory picture of the 1953 GMC lineup.
I really enjoying seeing what some of the other members have done with their old trucks.
It's great to hear from you again. Looks like you did as great a job with this GMC as you did with the '51. Excellent! ~~ Editor