Travis Martin's

1952 GMC 1/2-Ton Long Box

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17 July 2007
# 1998

From Travis :

           My 'Bolt was bought by my Dad in 1973. When I turned 16, he gave it to me and the restoration process started.

           What I have is a 1952 GMC 1/2-ton long box. It has had a 248 installed to replace the 228 that it originally came with. The engine currently has about 1200 miles on it since the rebuild in 1989.

           The truck is outfitted with a 4 speed and is totally dealer correct. The rear axles are still riveted to the axle housing. We have found 15 inch artillery wheels that are going on the truck along with the factory GMC hubcaps.

           There is oak for the bed that came from my Uncle's property in Arkansas along with a one piece steel outside visor to help keep the rain off the windshield so the vacuum wipers don't have to work as hard.

           Here is the turn signal switch that was on the truck when purchased in 1973. I have a thread in the Electrical Bay forum to see if anyone has seen another one before. The truck is all still six volt also.

           The truck is here with me in Aberdeen. I have more photos in my Photobucket! .

Travis Martin
Bolter # 12165
Aberdeen, Washington

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