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53 GMC ½ ton in South Africa
#1426599 Tue Oct 12 2021 06:17 AM
Joined: Oct 2021
Posts: 8
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'Bolter
Hi to all fellow GM enthusiasts,

I own the following three GM vehicles.
1934 Chevy 1½ ton short wheelbase flat bed with single rear wheels, drop sides and stake sides (long term restoration project)
1944 CMP Chevy C15A. (Restored in 1999 with 292 cu in L6 fitted)
1953 GMC ½ ton pickup. ( Unrestored vehicle. I bought it in 2006 with 23k miles from new. I have replaced the brake drums which were distorted, resleeved all wheel cylinders and master cylinder with stainless steel, replaced the brake flex hoses, had the radiator re-cored, replaced all rubber bushes and fitted hardened exhaust valve seats. The paintwork, upholstery and pretty much everything else is original. It had been converted to 12V with an alternator just before I rescued it. The vehicle was stored in a shed from 1976 until 2005 when the one and only previous owner died. He had been bed ridden for almost three decades.)

I look forward to finding out more about the origins of these right hand drive survivors.

Louis Powell.

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Re: 53 GMC ½ ton in South Africa
Louis Powell #1426626 Tue Oct 12 2021 03:05 PM
Joined: Dec 2001
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Louis, welcome to Stovebolt and your history. Sounds like your a true dyed in the wool GM man. Congratulations.
Any questions you may have be sure to ask them in the garage forums for answers. Thanks for sharing, see you around the garage.


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Re: 53 GMC ½ ton in South Africa
Louis Powell #1426627 Tue Oct 12 2021 03:07 PM
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Welcome to the bolt. And please post some pictures of your other gems!


Another quality post.


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Re: 53 GMC ½ ton in South Africa
Louis Powell #1426633 Tue Oct 12 2021 03:37 PM
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Welcome to the Stovebolt madness. There is no cure! shake


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Re: 53 GMC ½ ton in South Africa
Louis Powell #1426635 Tue Oct 12 2021 03:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Louis Powell
I look forward to finding out more about the origins of these right hand drive survivors.

Louis Powell.
The right hand drive trucks were typically assembled in Canada and exported. It should say
"Made in Canada" on the tag.
Nice truck.

Re: 53 GMC ½ ton in South Africa
Louis Powell #1426653 Tue Oct 12 2021 05:09 PM
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Welcome Louis, nice truck. thumbs_up

John


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Re: 53 GMC ½ ton in South Africa
Louis Powell #1426656 Tue Oct 12 2021 06:01 PM
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'Bolter
Thank you all for the warm welcome. I am new to forums so I read the rules and understand that I need to continue this in the general forum. I will post more pictures there.

Re: 53 GMC ½ ton in South Africa
Louis Powell #1426726 Wed Oct 13 2021 03:29 AM
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Beautiful truck!
Welcome to the Bolt!


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Re: 53 GMC ½ ton in South Africa
Louis Powell #1427828 Sun Oct 24 2021 07:35 PM
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cool to see a rhd


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Re: 53 GMC ½ ton in South Africa
Louis Powell #1427840 Sun Oct 24 2021 09:55 PM
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Welcome to the ‘bolt! Nice truck and only 23k original miles! Wow! See you around the garage!


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