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Mark Nelson's 1957 GMC 100 *
#683069 Mon Oct 04 2010 02:25 PM
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I picked up this 1957 GMC 100 truck this April after about a 3-year search to find the right 57 GMC truck. Ever sense I was a young farm boy growing up in Indiana I loved the 1957 GMC body style and the menacing looking front-end of this truck. Now that I am much older and can afford to take care of one like it should be I finally acquired one.
It has all the original sheet metal, drive train, suspension, and is in excellent condition. Have been going through the truck from bumper to bumper making sure everything is in proper working order and is true to the 1957 specs. Have spent many hours in research to make sure everything is accurate that goes into this project. Rebuilt the original 6-cylinder engine, and currently working on the transmission. All the date codes are correct from the engine block all the way through to the Spicer 45 differential and axial. Interior is in great shape, original other then recovered seat, replaced the 1970s style GMC steering wheel that someone had stuck on it with an original 1957. Paint is not original but original Aspin green paint can be found on every section of sheet metal in areas underneath body. No bondo, no dents, very straight body. Truck will be going through some final restoration in the next few years to bring it back to its original glory as it set on the show room floor in 1957. Items to be completed include wheels, hubcaps, and tires, and paint in the future (the Aspin Green is not the most attractive color I have ever seen so it will stay with current paint for now)
It is getting harder and harder to find these wonderful trucks in there original condition, trucks that have not been gutted like a deer having there hearts ripped out and replaced with modern engines, transmissions, suspensions, interiors, electronics, etc. I feel that we need to preserve the classics and restore then to there original grandeur. Dont get me wrong, I like the hotrods, some of you guys are building some really cool stuff, but you got to love the originals, they dont make them anymore.


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http://s1095.photobucket.com/albums/i473/nelsonhess1/1957%20work%20in%20progress/

Re: Mark Nelson's 1957 GMC 100
1957GMC100 #683091 Mon Oct 04 2010 04:17 PM
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sounds like a cool truck. your link doesn't work for me.


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Re: Mark Nelson's 1957 GMC 100
FriedGreenTmater #683099 Mon Oct 04 2010 05:10 PM
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Didn't work for me either but from the description its sounds as though you have a truck that is truly worthy of an original restoration.
...now if I can just get to see the pics.


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Re: Mark Nelson's 1957 GMC 100
FriedGreenTmater #683367 Tue Oct 05 2010 01:39 PM
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I will work on the pix link, not sure why it is not working........

Re: Mark Nelson's 1957 GMC 100
Achipmunk #683374 Tue Oct 05 2010 02:02 PM
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See if the link works now???
switched to Photobucket.....

Re: Mark Nelson's 1957 GMC 100
1957GMC100 #683375 Tue Oct 05 2010 02:05 PM
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That did it. Very nice truck. smile


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Re: Mark Nelson's 1957 GMC 100
FriedGreenTmater #683377 Tue Oct 05 2010 02:14 PM
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Thanks,
I just viewed your "Green Monster" pix. very nice.
There is something about seeing the GMC logo on the front and back of a truck. Unlike the "Bowtie" you wont see "GMC" on anything other then a truck!!!

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Re: Mark Nelson's 1957 GMC 100
1957GMC100 #798371 Wed Nov 16 2011 02:08 PM
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Re: Mark Nelson's 1957 GMC 100 *
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Re: Mark Nelson's 1957 GMC 100 *
1957GMC100 #975792 Tue Oct 01 2013 05:45 PM
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I have a 57 GMC that needs the drive and pinion gears replaced. Any suggestions?

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