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Got a BIG Bolt this time. #1330394 Fri Oct 18 2019 09:11 PM
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I bought this 1954 GMC 470 truck this past summer at auction. The truck was used as a Fire Truck in the town North of us in Michigan. Nice original truck minus the fire equipment that was replaced with a grain bed. The owner had used it as a grain truck and over the years only put on 17K miles. The truck took 30 minutes of tinkering to get to run and when she was running before the fuel pump gave out ran well. I plan on using it around the farm to haul hay. It needs a fuel pump and brakes to be gone through.

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Re: Got a BIG Bolt this time. [Re: MFW] #1330397 Fri Oct 18 2019 09:43 PM
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Awesome. Hope you put it to work. Its itching todo so. yahoo

Re: Got a BIG Bolt this time. [Re: MFW] #1330407 Fri Oct 18 2019 10:55 PM
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That is a beautiful 470 series 3 1/2 ton GMC truck, you have there. That chrome grille, chrome grille surround, and chrome bumper, are Awesome. All you need to do is lose that siren, and beacon light, and replace those fire truck running boards, with a pair of original big truck running boards, and it will be perfect. Is it air brakes, or hydraulic brakes ? There should be a "GMC Parts Identification " plate on the back of the glove box lid, listing the trucks specifications. I'm digging those Dayton wheels also. I own a 1952 GMC 470 series, 3 1/2 ton, Cabover engine truck. Yours should have the same 302 GMC 6 cylinder engine, as mine does.


Spanky Hardy
Collector Of Fine Old G.M. COE Trucks & Antique Holmes Wreckers

1948 Chevrolet 5700 COE Holmes HD W35 Wrecker
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1950 GMC 250 1-Ton
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Re: Got a BIG Bolt this time. [Re: MFW] #1330433 Sat Oct 19 2019 03:47 AM
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Looks like you got a dandy there! Congratulations!
I was going to ask if that siren still works!


Rich

'47 Loadmaster

Life is like a roll of toilet paper--the closer you get to the end, the faster it goes!






Re: Got a BIG Bolt this time. [Re: MFW] #1330455 Sat Oct 19 2019 01:54 PM
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Thanks gentlemen. The plan is to track down original running boards and battery holder and eliminate the miles of wires for all the emergency equipment. It still has the emergency panel that controls all the lights and sirens. The siren is LOUD!!! It is the 302 motor and had hydraulic brakes (gotta fix those). It has a two speed rear end and the tires are in great shape. They are old but no cracking or weather checking yet.

Spanky, I really wanted a COE to be my farm truck but couldn’t find one in decent shape.

Re: Got a BIG Bolt this time. [Re: MFW] #1330478 Sat Oct 19 2019 08:50 PM
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Good deal, I'd love to see some interior shots, when you have the chance. I know of a 54 model, GMC 450 series COE, Farm truck in Kansas, if you're interested ?


Spanky Hardy
Collector Of Fine Old G.M. COE Trucks & Antique Holmes Wreckers

1948 Chevrolet 5700 COE Holmes HD W35 Wrecker
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1950 GMC 250 1-Ton
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Re: Got a BIG Bolt this time. [Re: MFW] #1330479 Sat Oct 19 2019 09:36 PM
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wow that truck is awesome. I hope that you post some more photos when you get time. Congratulations!


1951 GMC 1 Ton Flatbed -- It is finally on the road and what a great time I have driving it!
1951 1 Ton Completed


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Re: Got a BIG Bolt this time. [Re: MFW] #1330506 Sun Oct 20 2019 02:12 AM
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I will get more pictures once I return home for Thanksgiving.

Re: Got a BIG Bolt this time. [Re: MFW] #1330565 Sun Oct 20 2019 09:02 PM
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PM sent Spanky.

Re: Got a BIG Bolt this time. [Re: MFW] #1330592 Mon Oct 21 2019 12:08 AM
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Very nice truck!! Glad you are going to put it to work!


Mike

1955 Chevy 6400 ex-flatbed (no bed now!)
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1958 Chevy 6400 flatbed W/dump
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1959 Chevy Suburban Owned for almost 20 years, Daily Driver -- sold May 2016
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