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My '53 9700 is home now #1331171 Fri Oct 25 2019 03:35 PM
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Alex Arrow Offline OP
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Got my 1953 GMC "9783-HD" home yesterday afternoon. Sure hope it turns out to be better than the last one!

[img]https://www.stovebolt.com/ubbthread.../Number/12267/filename/1953GMC9700-2.jpg[/img]

It definitely has a lot of good still in it, even the old wood box is still usable. Plenty of original about it, including the 6 volt system(too bad it doesn't have the radio anymore - it was actually optioned with it!) Even has the original engine, but it is stuck. Got it soaking in penetrating oil and hope I can save it. Appears to be the 302 six!


Alexander's Automotive Assortment
  • 1953 GMC 9700 (9783 HD)
  • 1989 GMC Vandura 1500
  • 1991 GMC S10 Jimmy 4x4
  • 1978 Plymouth Arrow
Re: My '53 9700 is home now [Re: Alex Arrow] #1331174 Fri Oct 25 2019 04:01 PM
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sweepleader Offline
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Sweet!


Mac :{)

1962 K10 short step side, much modified for rally
1969 T50 fire truck, almost nos, needs a few things
Re: My '53 9700 is home now [Re: Alex Arrow] #1331179 Fri Oct 25 2019 05:07 PM
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truckernix Offline
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That looks like a really nice truck. Congratulations. It should give you a lot of enjoyment.


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


My Chevy Master 4 Door is on the Road!
Re: My '53 9700 is home now [Re: Alex Arrow] #1331192 Fri Oct 25 2019 06:46 PM
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C10 - C90 Bill Offline
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Nice truck.

Keep us posted on it.


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GMC 9500 Fan
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Re: My '53 9700 is home now [Re: Alex Arrow] #1331197 Fri Oct 25 2019 08:03 PM
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spanky Offline
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Very nice truck. Does it have a "GMC Parts Identification " tag, on the back of the glove box lid ? The U.S. built heavy duty GMC's do.


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: My '53 9700 is home now [Re: Alex Arrow] #1331210 Fri Oct 25 2019 09:28 PM
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EdPruss Offline
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Nice truck, good wheels, are the wheels Budds or motor rim and wheel? Is the block stamped 302 on the machined pad behind the distributor?

Ed


'37 GMC T-18 w/ DD 4-53T, RTO-610, 6231 aux., '95 GMC running gear, full disc brakes, power steering, 22.5 wheels and tires.
'47 GMC 1 ton w/ 302, NP-540, 4wd, full width Blazer front axle.
'54 GMC 630 w/ 503 gasser, 5 speed, ex fire truck, shortened WB 4', install 8' bed.
Re: My '53 9700 is home now [Re: Alex Arrow] #1331258 Sat Oct 26 2019 03:14 AM
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Alex Arrow Offline OP
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Thanks!

Spanky: I didn't remember seeing that, but there is a tag near the passenger side hood hinge. I attached a photo. Will eventually take another look.

EdPruss: Didn't see it last I looked, but will try again now I know where. Maybe it was covered in grease. I do know the door plate says G43152.
"are the wheels Budds or motor rim and wheel?"
Wut

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Alexander's Automotive Assortment
  • 1953 GMC 9700 (9783 HD)
  • 1989 GMC Vandura 1500
  • 1991 GMC S10 Jimmy 4x4
  • 1978 Plymouth Arrow
Re: My '53 9700 is home now [Re: Alex Arrow] #1331265 Sat Oct 26 2019 04:04 AM
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Rich'sToys Offline
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Great looking truck!! Hope you can get the engine loosened up. ATF is supposed to work good for that.


Rich

'47 Loadmaster

One of the biggest problems facing the world today is apathy. But who cares?






Re: My '53 9700 is home now [Re: Alex Arrow] #1331295 Sat Oct 26 2019 05:02 PM
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69Cuda Offline
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great looking project!!


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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Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof
Re: My '53 9700 is home now [Re: Alex Arrow] #1331334 Sat Oct 26 2019 10:48 PM
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spanky Offline
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The glove box lid tag, will have all the trucks spec.s, as in, engine size, axle types, trans. type, and rear axle type listed on it, type brakes, and type wheels used on it listed.


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

1948 Chevrolet 5700 COE Holmes HD W35 Wrecker
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pictures on Photobucket

1950 GMC 250 1-Ton
In the Stovebolt Gallery
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