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1953 GMC Shorty 1 Ton
#1416473 Fri Jul 09 2021 10:42 PM
Joined: Jul 2021
Posts: 9
i am new to the forum, I have been a enthusiast of old trucks since I was 8 when my grandfather had me help him install brakes on his 1952 3100 Chevrolet in Hillsville, Pa. That was 1962 and now with a few years of tinkering and collecting I recently had a 1953 Shorty 1 Ton drop from the sky.
What I am at odds with is that this truck was a Bell telephone service truck with a box on it and I got the box also. The Box was built by York Hoover in 1953 also. Most of the Truck is complete and the service box has been removed.
I have someone that wants the Service Box ,,
Should I separate the Service Box and the Truck... I am planning to begin a blog to document some of the recent activities ...

Here are some photo's showing the current condition,, Rear brakes are locked,, any advice would be appreciated.

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Re: 1953 GMC Shorty 1 Ton
NickyAndMos #1416548 Sat Jul 10 2021 07:33 PM
Joined: Mar 2019
Posts: 1,296
Make it yours. If you get a fair price for the box, so be it. Especially if you have no use for it. The truck wont mind. Itll be happy just to get back to the road. Let someone else build their dream. As you will wirh yours. Awesome truck, keep us updated.

Re: 1953 GMC Shorty 1 Ton
NickyAndMos #1416669 Mon Jul 12 2021 12:16 AM
Joined: Jul 2021
Posts: 9
I am really happy to hear your replies so quickly,, I am struggling with separating the service box but I do want to take the truck to a new life.

The guys in my car club came by and we looked over the engine etc,,, it looks really good and the general consensus was it will start and run.
I am going to get the carburetor cleaned out and check the compression ,,the stomp starter is frozen up.. looks that the pivot lever is rusted at the mounts on the bell housing,...
I have been oiling everything and doors are opening,, hood opens and closes well. It's baking in the California heat all day ..

I want to say that I am happy that I connected to this group, I am in a car club here in my location although there isn't any truck enthusiasts in my club
I am going to start logging what's happening with this truck and ..some one asked what am I going to do with it,, well I am not sure yet but I'm excited to
have the opportunity to employ my skills to reviving this old gem.

Nicky & Mo’s
Re: 1953 GMC Shorty 1 Ton
NickyAndMos #1416747 Mon Jul 12 2021 07:39 PM
Joined: Dec 2001
Posts: 15,532
Welcome to Stovebolt. Consider yourself at get answers to your questions you may have be sure to ask them in the garage forums. That is THE place to get all the help you will need to get your truck, which i like, back on the road. I've always had a soft spot for the shorties. Make it like you want. Its your truck.

See you around the garage.

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