I really should have posted progress pictures a lot sooner but I have a build that has been going in fits and spurts for upwards of 5 years. Even went through the loss of interest phase for a while.... This Covid thing Got the fire under me again to make progress.
This project started as a 1947 GMC 1 ton project with a completely disassembled truck I picked up for 500 bucks. The cab was way too far gone but there were many positives like a blasted and painted frame and lots of good parts.
Along the way I acquired a 100% rust free cab from Arizona by way of Long Island as well as another 52 donor truck. So that’s why I say it’s a 47/52. The motor and trans are from the 52 as well as several other parts and the frame is from the 47.
Fast forward to now and we have finally made progress. Motor and transmission has been redone and today we hit a major milestone and got it all mounted up in the frame.
Here are the progress pictures.
Last edited by Chris McKenna; Mon May 25 2020 03:15 AM.
I can see you have a 53 — 55-1st series 235. I think you have a Chevrolet frame, not a GMC. The front cross member — where the front engine mount is looks like a Chevy. See attached link. https://www.stovebolt.com/ubbthread...gmc-1-2-short-bed-frame.html#Post1346359. You can see the difference between the cross members. They are different due to the GMC engine being longer than the Chevy and the radiator is more forward. Do you have Chevy or GMC front sheet metal?
Thanks Rob. Yeah, the color is kinda kick ****. I wanted the green but wanted to choose my own green (not stock) working with my local paint supplier looking over hundreds of chips. I settled on a few and in the end I let him make the final choice. Then if I didn't like it I could blame him.... lol.
AND I LOVE IT !! He nailed it
Last edited by Chris McKenna; Fri Jul 10 2020 06:40 PM.