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Posted By: SS396CV New Member from Washington State - Fri Jan 10 2020 12:26 AM
Hello my name is Pat and I recently acquired a 1951 GMC 253-22. The truck was pretty much original except the original 228 was long gone, in it's place was a worn out 270. Fortunately I had a 248, completely overhauled by my Dad 45 years ago.

So far I have replaced, overhauled or repaired:

Engine, freshly overhauled 248 bored .060 over. I completely disassembled the engine to make sure all the clearances were good and that there was no rust, very surprised to find everything was in great shape.
King Pins
Front wheel cylinders (shoes and drums were in good shape)
Steering gear
Driveline
Clutch

I am in the process of converting to a 14 bolt rear axle, I will start a new thread documenting that project that is already in process.

More to come.

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Posted By: Justhorsenround Re: New Member from Washington State - Fri Jan 10 2020 03:07 AM
Welcome to the Stovebolt madness. There is no cure! shake

Looks like you’ve got a good start. Please read through all the various Forums and post questions in the appropriate ones.
Posted By: glenns towing Re: New Member from Washington State - Fri Jan 10 2020 03:45 AM
Great looking truck. Congrats and good luck with it.
Posted By: Rich'sToys Re: New Member from Washington State - Fri Jan 10 2020 04:31 AM
Welcome!
Great looking truck!!
Posted By: Achipmunk Re: New Member from Washington State - Fri Jan 10 2020 03:01 PM
Welcome to Stovebolt. I've always loved, and wanted, me a short flat bed with duals like you have. Nice looking truck. Trucks will earn their keep but a car is an abcess on a mans pocket book!
Keep us posted. See you around the garage.
Posted By: Phak1 Re: New Member from Washington State - Fri Jan 10 2020 04:12 PM
Welcome to the “Bolt”. Awesome looking truck!
Posted By: sstock Re: New Member from Washington State - Fri Jan 10 2020 04:29 PM
Welcome aboard, where in the state of Washington are you at?
Posted By: BC59 Re: New Member from Washington State - Fri Jan 10 2020 05:28 PM
Nice looking rig Pat, wish my '49 was anywhere close to that!
Posted By: Rusty Rod Re: New Member from Washington State - Fri Jan 10 2020 05:37 PM
Welcome to the 'bolt. I grew up in western Washington state in the shadow of The Mountain.
Posted By: TUTS 59 Re: New Member from Washington State - Fri Jan 10 2020 05:52 PM
Very nice Truck, welcome to the site..
Posted By: 69Cuda Re: New Member from Washington State - Sat Jan 11 2020 02:48 AM
welcome from another Washingtonian!
Posted By: J Lucas Re: New Member from Washington State - Sat Jan 11 2020 07:45 PM
Welcome Pat, cool GMC. What a great find. thumbs_up

John
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