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14 October 2012
# 2980

  Owned by
Kris Scott
Bolter # 14781
Winnipeg, Manitoba


1950 GMC 3100 Shortbox


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From Kris :

Hey everyone!

This is my on-going restoration project that hopefully some day I'll be finished with.

This truck is a 1950 GMC 3100 short box. The project rolled into my garage in 2001. It was actually a friend's project and he needed a place to work on it. So, he had use of my garage.

His project started out as a simple 12V swap. Soon that turned into a SBC/turbo 400. Then he found a Camaro front clip and rear end.

Needless to say, by 2007 my friend lost interest in it and moved on to restoring a 1966 Mustang. I bought it as is for $1,000.

The truck actually sat for a number of years before I got around to working on it. It was somewhat your typical on-again / off-again love affair with the truck. I am a mechanic for a GM dealership so some of what I do all day is what I would do MORE of after work. Not always motivated as you can guess. But this is my first truck restoration. It has been interesting and a fun learning experience.

I have a 12 year old son who is anxious to drive it to school when he starts high school. So, I think I have a fairly good window there to get it complete. Plus, with his help and enthusiasm, THAT does motivate me.

Initially, I went through a few different ideas as to what I wanted to do with it. It was going to get the small block and a 700; then a 4.2L and 4L60-E. So after many sleepless nights, the decision was made -- 6.0L and a 4L65-E.

The truck will be painted a flat black with a classic retro style hot rod look -- Smoothies, lake pipes, Lokar shifter, wide whitewalls, Hilborn fuel injection.

The motor and transmission are sitting in it. I need to make motor and transmission mounts. Then put the body back together and straighten it.

The project has sat in the garage a while, along with the truck engine, toys (we have three kids). There is no room for vehicles! At times, working on the old truck project has been a full-family affair. No one minds getting their hands dirty.

I actually was looking to restore a 1932 pickup but this truck was already there.







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