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#1450559 Wed May 04 2022 05:08 PM
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I am new to this group and recently acquired a 1953 GMC 9430. I believe it is a 1 ton and has a PTO dump bed. The truck was recently gone through, but it still has some dings, dents and scratches. The paint has been touched up with a rattle-can but I don't mind it because it adds to the farm truck character and there is no rust. It runs and drives great. I am including some pictures but I will update with better photos in the next week or so. I also have the old service and repair manuals. If you message me, I can also send more pics. I don't know much about these trucks but it seems there are a few on this forum that do. I am located in Snohomish, WA. Asking $22,000

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gpeters #1450643 Thu May 05 2022 02:56 AM
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That is a great find, you don't see to many dump bed pickups. A picture of the front and rear would be great if you have em. Do you know if the gearing has been changed so it can go above 50 MPH?

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gpeters #1450701 Thu May 05 2022 05:03 PM
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I will try to get some front and rear pics this weekend. I was limited to 5 pics on the original post so here are a few more. I will also take it for a drive this weekend and see if it will go over 50MPH. I have not had it that fast. LOL

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gpeters #1450705 Thu May 05 2022 05:15 PM
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I acquired the truck as a result of a death of a friend of a friend. Unfortunately, the man that passed had a lot of knowledge of the truck and took it with him. No one else in my peer group had any interest in the truck so I thought it would be cool to own but I quickly found out that I just don't have the space for it. I am also a bigger guy and it's a little tough to drive for me because the steering wheel is pretty close to the seat back, LOL.

gpeters #1450717 Thu May 05 2022 06:20 PM
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Originally Posted by gpeters
I will try to get some front and rear pics this weekend. I was limited to 5 pics on the original post so here are a few more. I will also take it for a drive this weekend and see if it will go over 50MPH. I have not had it that fast. LOL
Be careful driving one of these trucks over 50MPH. Any looseness in the steering can cause real problems at higher speeds, and 50MPH is about top speed for an original of this vintage. If it's riding on bias-ply tires, that makes it worse. And, if it has the original brakes, it won't stop as quickly as you might expect. Be cautious until you feel comfortable driving it.


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gpeters #1450790 Fri May 06 2022 04:51 AM
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Hy gpeters, welcome, Just to make everyone aware, that is a Canadian built truck. It is indeed a one ton truck, but it is powered by a Chevrolet engine, not a GMC engine. If you will post the serial number we will decipher it for you.

gpeters #1450856 Fri May 06 2022 05:58 PM
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Here is a pic of the tag. Thank you for any information you can provide.

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gpeters #1450880 Fri May 06 2022 11:22 PM
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Hy gpeters, Your truck was assembled in Oshawa Ontario Canada, it is a 1953 model 9434 GMC, it has a GVW of 8,800 pounds, it has a wheelbase of 137". 1953 was the first year for the 235 cu. in. Chevrolet engine in this size of truck and it may be the first year of full precision bearings. Hope that helps.

gpeters #1451479 Thu May 12 2022 07:33 PM
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Except for the engine, fundamentally same as a US GMC 250. Very similar to a Chevy 3800. Great truck! Good luck with your sale.


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