1953 GMC 1/2-Ton Pickup Truck
01 October 2008
From Glenn :
Here are some updates of my pickup. I am slowly updating the pics as I go along. The project is coming along slowly ... but surely!
So far, I have placed widened fenders on the back. They are two inches wider. I will then have to widen my running boards to accomodate my widened fenders. I am starting to align all the sheetmetal.
I am also getting ready to place the wood floor next and bed supports. [ pix ] The triangular four-link on the rear suspension some what changes the way I will be able to place the bedwood supports.
I have to install the air kit and compressor for the air ride suspension.
Other than that it's all ready to place together!
The engine mounts for a small block Chevrolet are in, and the transmission mounts for a 700 R4 overdrive transmission. New brakes are on the rear as well as new seals, and posi track of course!
The biggest job after all this will be the body work. Oh and then wiring!
I am pretty slow at all this, but eventually it will come as time and money permit!
Your site is totally awesome. Thanks for all your support and help! You guys really encourage and inspire people to continue with their projects! The site gets better all the time. Greatly appreciate your time!
25 February 2008
From Glenn :
Hi! Here is an update and some new photos. I have made some changes, slowly progressing as money and time prevail!
I have added a Mustang ll suspension and a triangular four link on the rear, all air suspension. [ pix ] Small block Chevrolet engine mounts to follow with a 700-R4 Tranny.
The frame has been boxed and new K member cross members, [ pix ] as well as new cab mounts and custom fuel cell -- just to mention a few updates.
I am still acquiring new parts as the old ones were pretty much hatched. I am not getting this girl on the road as soon as I expected? Hopefully it will be on the road soon!
28 September 2005
Hi everyone. Hope all goes well!
Here are some pics of of my 1953 GMC pickup. [ pix ] I purchased the truck from my Father in August 2005. The truck has been in the family since 1973. My Father purchased the truck in a place called Salmon Arm British Columbia, Canada. He only drove the pickup for about three years. He was a mechanic so he kept the truck always in good running condition.
The truck still has the original drivetrain. The engine is a 235 six and, of course, a 3-speed on the tree and only 90,000 original miles!The body has no rust, but unfortunately some floor rust.
There is a picture beside the yellow shed where the truck sat for nearly 30 years. Unfortunately the truck sat for almost 30 years uncovered, but is still in very good condition.
My plans are to streetrod the truck and make a driver out of her. My Father wanted to keep it in the family. It took a few years to convince him but he finally sold it to me. And here she is.
I had the truck brought up to me in Prince George, British Columbia. [ me and my truck ] I am doing a lot of research for the right suspension, engine, etc. If anyone has any information or tips, I would be more than glad to hear from you!
Take care everyone,