Bobby Royal's

1952 GMC Shortbed 1/2-Ton

"Blue Moon"


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01 May 2006 Update

From Bobby:

       Well, after four years of lots of blood, sweat and tears, it's on the road. My truck started life in 1952 as a hard-working GMC truck. It served its owners well until 1975 where it was abandoned to rust away. I came along and rescued it in 1999 and this will be the story of its future. It was first disassembled and stripped of all the years of hard work.

       For more info, check the website!

Bobby Royal
"royall"
Bolter # 169
Phoenix Arizona

       As you can tell from his low Bolter #, Bobby has been around with us for a long time. But rather than having a Gallery page, we had him directly linked to his website. So be sure to check it out for more details. Also ... Bobby's got a '39 Ford pickup in the Alternate Gallery with a link to his page showing some detailed metal work. ~~ Editor


06 November 2000 Update

From Bobby:

       Hey the web site is looking great! I made my own dash for my truck and it can be seen on my web page. Keep up the good work.

Bobby Royal
"royall"
Bolter # 169
Phoenix, Arizona


July 2000

From Bobby:

       Hi! As you now I have got some things from you for my truck. Well, it's starting to look pretty much like a truck again.

       Here are a few pic for your gallery if you would like to put them up. Also I have a website that show's it being built along with some great friends trucks.

       Anybody now what this trunk came from it was on a old 1920??? car. My grandma said she did not know what. The top opens and the front opens down. It's all metal with wood inside. It has a lock and an emblem but part is missing the name. It has 4 cast aluminum latches, and very well made, it weighs a ton.

       If you can help, I would like to know. Maybe your readers will know?

Bobby Royal
"royall"
Bolter # 169
Phoenix, Arizona


From Bobby:

       In the old days, kids named their cars. This is why I call mine "Blue Moon." I want to keep with the old '50's look and feel (chopped tops, flames, baby moons, fuzzy dice and shrunkin' heads).

       We are looking at: 235 CDI Chevy Bored over .040 Head milled .035 3/4 Race Howards Cam Fenton Split header 4 bld Carb and Intake (still looking for manifold) Nova rearend (375 )Latemodel 3 speed Tranny (full sink).

Bobby Royal
"royall"
Bolter # 169
Phoenix, Arizona


       Bobby's got a website devoted to his Blue Moon. Check in if you want to see some more -- Editor



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