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Owned by Trevor Schmelz
"Old52GMC"
Bolter # 26317
Rapid City, South Dakota

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09 January 2011
# 2854

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From Trevor :

I just recently purchased this 1952 GMC not too far from my house. I noticed this old truck sitting in a field and thought it can't hurt to ask. All in all, I knew of the location of about eight trucks and went door to door asking if they would part with them. As you can imagine, nobody was ready to sell. But then I found my '52 GMC and then had to track down the owner. It turned out that he is currently restoring a 1951 5-window GMC and had no need for the '52.

The real story is that I have been dreaming about a truck like this since I was six when my Dad first told me all about this style of truck. I am almost 28 now and the dream has come true.

Now the dreaming starts down a different road as to what this truck will become. I am married with three young children and while my family is priority, I will find some time to work on this truck. If I am patient, I know this truck will turn out like I always dreamed.

My Dad has always had the dream of having a truck like this as well. I hope to take away many memories of us working on this together and hopefully be able to pass this truck down in the family to one of my sons.

My plans are to use what I can to reduce the cost. The front end is okay and will work with the correct wheels to sink them back under the fenders.

Currently, it has a straight 6 under the hood with a Powerglide. I am going to drop in a 350 V8 with a 700r. This should make a beautiful ride.

Thanks,

Trevor


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