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Joined: Mar 2004
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I wonder if the US Chevy Shop Manual would be close enough to use with your Canadian built GMC that has a Chevrolet engine??? My guess is yes...

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Mike Boteler

1956 Chevy 3100 Resto Rod []
1956 8400 Wrecker w/Holmes 525 []
1956 9200 Tractor w/Allison Automatic []
1952 Willys M38 Army Jeep
1953 Willys M38A1 Fire Jeep
1978 CJ-5 Navy Jeep
Hughesville, MD
Joined: Mar 2021
Posts: 2
Hi everyone,

I recently purchased the same truck but with a single rear axle (photos attached). I'm wondering if anyone knows what the 91000 designation means? The only GMC references I can find from that year list a 9100, not a 91000, is this the same truck / specs?

Does anyone know if it's possible to get replacement drivetrain parts, ie brakes? I'm planning to restore the truck and will need to source some parts for it somehow.


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Hy 91000, Welcome, your truck is a Canadian GMC with a GVW of 25000 Lbs., it is powered by a Chevrolet 348 cu. in. V8 engine. Those trucks were available in five different wheelbases, if you post the trucks serial number I will decipher it further. I suspect your truck is a former fire truck judging by the twin spot lights and stainless trim. As to parts availability, the 1 1/2" bore master cylinder has been unavailable for many years, but it can be resleaved if necessary. The wheel cylinders should still be available, as will the flexible brake hoses. You should start your own topic on your truck, tagging onto this other post kind of hides you

Joined: Mar 2021
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Hi 3B. Thanks very much for your feedback. I will soon start a seperate thread as you have suggested, and look forward to further dialog


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Smangy Offline OP
Hello everyone.
Well after 2 years of covid and finishing up other projects.
I got into ripping this truck apart. Brought it home from the farm where I was storing it in the spring and came up with a plan.
Keeping it all original with the patina.
Going to rebuild the 348 engine and keep the 5 speed.
Tried turning over the engine but it would not budge.
Stripped engine down and found one stuck piston, I'm onto Vinager to free it up. Nothing else worked.
Heres some pics of the progress and 75% of bolts broke on this truck. Lol
Enjoy the pics.

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Smangy Offline OP
Heres more pics.

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Smangy Offline OP
Dolly to hold body panels
I think this is gonna be a long build.

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Rustbucket Ranch
Nice to see this thread popping back up! I'll be looking forward to the progress grin

1949 Chevy 3100 (In the family since new)
1955.5 Chevy 3100 - in the DITY Gallery - (Dad's truck)
1955 Chevy 6500 - in Big Bolts - (Possible parts truck?)
1958 Chevy 3800 w/9 ft bed - in Project Journals - (Current project)
1959 Chevy Spartan 10400 - in Big Bolts
Joined: Feb 2011
Posts: 1,329
I guess there is no home owner association there, I bet the neighbors like the project? That is one of the reason I had to part with my trucks some years back I had no space and lots of neighbors.
Yeah one huge regret, especially for the selling price.

Kicking self for selling off my Taskforce trucks.
Still looking for an LCF or conventional big bolt in decent shape.

As of 10-26-2022, A 55.2 Taskforce long bed now the work begins
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 4,976
Never join an HOA, they are populated by control freques!


'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.
'55 GMC 370 w/270, 420 4 speed, grain, dump bed truck from ND. Works OK.
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