Shane Tea's

1939 GMC 1/2-Ton Resto Rod

"John Boy"


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07 August 2006 Update
# 1557

From Shane:

           Here are a few more photos for my Gallery page. This one shown is an update with the new grille and wheels. And here is an image of the motor.

           The grille is a repop. I wish I could find an original that is re-chromable. The wheels were made by Early Wheel in California.

           My wife chose the color for the truck. It is a one year only color on the 2002 Ford Thunderbirds.

           The truck's name is "John Boy." When I first got the truck, my oldest son said it looked like something from The Waltons television show.

Thanks,

Shane Tea
"stea"
Bolter # 1660
Utah


12 June 2006
# 1557

From Shane:

           This is my '39 GMC that I started a frame-off rebuild about four years ago. I originally found the truck on eBay but did not bid on it without seeing it first. Luckily, the truck was located about 60 miles from my home. After looking at it, we struck a deal for $300 and he delivered it to my house.

           Unfortunately, I didn't have a digital camera before I started working on it. It's been a ton of fun and I still have several items to complete.

           Currently the truck is the standard 350/350 combo. Engine is a 290 horse GMPP crate motor with Demon carb and the tranny was built by my cousin who owns a local AAMCO shop. Suspension is an aftermarket MII set up and the rear is A.R.T. ladder bars with QA1 coilovers. Rear axle is a #%^* 9".

           It still needs a grille, bed wood, rims, tires and some interior finish work.

Shane Tea
"stea"
Bolter # 1660
Utah



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