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#717149 Tue Feb 01 2011 06:48 AM
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Hi guys,

I've been a land rover fan for many years (I've had my '68 daily driver for about 12 years) but landed in truck heaven four years ago. I was transferred to Roswell, NM for work, and was amazed at the number of restorable old trucks lying around out here. I eventually opened a garage and towing service, so it was only natural that I should get an old truck and fix her up. After months of searching, I finally found a 1929 GMC T-19 pickup sitting out in the desert and bought it from the owner in July 2010.

Since bringing it to the garage, I have removed the original ponitac 'split-head six' engine, torn it down, and am waiting to pick it up from the machine shop this week. I stripped the truck down to the frame, and had it blasted and osphoed this weekend. The brakes have been rebuilt (no hydraulics to get in my way, everything is connected to the brake pedal via rods and bellcranks) and I have installed new tires. The transmission has been disassembled and rebuilt.

One of the reasons I joined your forum is that I am hoping to hear from someone who may have information on these old trucks or, better yet, one in captivity.

At any rate, I think you guys have assembled a great forum here and I love checking out all of your great old trucks.

Last edited by flyingtiger; Thu Feb 03 2011 07:04 PM.

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Welcome, wow, that's quite the old truck, good luck with that. Check out the gallery, there are about 10 truck from 1929 there.


Leo #717181 Tue Feb 01 2011 02:51 PM
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Welcome aboard! We would sure love to see some pictures. It is really nice to see the really old trucks done up as original.

truckernix #717831 Thu Feb 03 2011 05:20 PM
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Welcone to the site. Lots of good info here!

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Thanks for the welcome guys...

As soon as I figure out how to post pictures, I'll get after it.

I'm gearing up to paint my frame as soon as it warms up here in New Mexico (it's 7 degrees outside just now). I wondered if you guys had any thoughts on paint for the frame. I'm looking for something that is easy to apply, is durable, and easy to touch up.
I have a decent spray rig, so whatever paint I use, I'll spray it on in the shop. Your advice would be welcome, or if you know of a thread that covers this topic I'd be grateful for directions to it.

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Welcome to the Bolt flyingtiger. I love those old trucks. Been wanting a 27-29 for a long time but other projects got in the way.
I'd post your question about what to put on the chassis over on the Paint and Body forum. You will get many ideas. (I like POR15) but others have their opinion to.

Good luck and looking forward to some pictures when you can.

Watch out for those Aliens in Roswell. I know, I married born there smile

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Achipmunk #718035 Fri Feb 04 2011 05:12 AM
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Thanks for the advice Achipmonk. I'll post my question there and see what they have to say.

A '29 GMC T-14 just failed to sell on ebay. Here's the link to the listing;

and Roswell is crawling with aliens...they're not from outer space though...

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Welcome to the Bolt!
There has been a lot of discussion on these forums about frame painting. I'm sure a search would turn up lots of good reading.
Good luck with your project!

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Rich'sToys #718399 Sat Feb 05 2011 02:57 PM
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Hi flyingtiger,welcome from Scotland, spiritual home of the 'Landy'.
We've got the perfect terrain for them!

So you've got yourself a 29, nothing like jumping in at the deep end eh?
The guys here will help you on your new quest.
Good luck.

I've definately got this truck thing in my blood ... my DNA sequence has torque settings

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FT -- Welcome to the 'Bolt! Be sure to check out our Gallery section. We have a few guys with early trucks who would be happy to help you with knowledge/ideas etc.

When you're ready to go four wheelin' with Jock, can I tag along?



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