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Owned by Randy Mohr
"doc2002002"
Bolter # 10055
Yorkville, Illinois

Talking about this truck
in the Welcome Center


01 April 2009
# 2579

More photos on Photobucket

From Randy :

When I was 8 or 9 (about 1965), my Dad put me in a GMC in the cow pasture. He put the truck in gear while standing on the running board and his only instruction, "Practice driving and stay away from the fence." He he jumped off to go milk the cows. I was big for my age and could hit the gas (barely). I am sure he never really let me out of his sight but to me I was king of the world - although I doubt I ever went more than five miles an hour!

In the past 45 years I have never forgotten that afternoon (and I am still too big for my age), and of course my brothers still swear I drive like I am still in that cow pasture!

I always knew I wanted a truck like the one Dad and Grandpa drove, (it was a '56 but let's face it ... I like the Advance Design and made some adjustment to the dream!) so I finally found this 1953 on eBay.

The truck is in OK shape. In fact, I drove it 150 miles home on the interstate! But I knew it needed some work.

Now five years later -- disk brakes, a 350 with a 400 transmission, new wiring and Dolphin gauges and a gutted interior -- and it's almost ready to go. It still needs (or wants) new paint, chrome grille and bumpers -- then it will be ready to go.

But for this summer, I am just going to enjoy tooling the interstate and back roads. In fact it's wired for a trailer and has a hitch. So look for it on the road pulling a trailer with my kids ATV's! And, if I can find a cow pasture ... my 10 year old will be learning to drive in this one. He has already told anyone that listens that when Dad dies, it's his.

You will see I did upgrade the interior, new split seats, leather dash (my first attempt, who knew you can buy a cowhide on eBay!) The leather behind the seats have buffalo nickel buttons and custom wood trim around the headliner. It's not show quality but fore a guy with ten thumbs, I am pretty happy with it!

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