Dustin Shaw's

1950 GMC 1/2-Ton

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11 September 2006

# 1668

From Dustin :

           I just found out about your site a couple weeks ago and I have been browsing non-stop ever since. I went out and took pics of my 1950 GMC today.

           My truck was given to me by my Grandfather. It sat for eight years before I got it. I am 23 years old and own my own house, so my budget is tight. I didn't think it was ever going to see the road again but I put in a new battery, rebuilt the carb, cleaned the gas tank and she fired right up. I was amazed!

           The break system was a whole 'nother story. That had to be completely overhauled but she is on the road now.

           The fenders and upper half of the cab had some major rust / rot. So, I removed most of it and patched some holes where needed. Then I hit it with a flat khaki enamel. I think it came out ok. I am going to get it professionally painted later on down the road.

           One thing the truck needs badly is running boards. I don't know if my running boards are salvageable though. They are pretty much totally rotten from end to end. Unfortunately, I don't have the $400 right now for new ones.

           We have an antique mall.. I have thought about getting some signs painted on the doors of the truck to mimic an old delivery truck. I am still undecided on the look I am going for.

           Let me know what you guys think of her.

Dustin Shaw
Bolter # 11181
Fernandina Beach, (Amelia Island) Florida

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