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1957 GMC 150 NAPCO #820147 Fri Jan 27 2012 05:02 AM
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fritter Offline OP
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Update: We mounted our spare tire. It is 17.5 x 8 on an orginal 1957 GM 8 lug. We will be putting on the same tire on the rest of the truck in the next couple of weeks. Here are a few pictures:
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Hi my name is Frank and my son is Austin. This is our original, 1957 GMC 150 factory installed NAPCO long bed complete with a 270 and Braden PTO winch. In August of 2010, while cruising around in our 57 Chevy 1/2 ton, we found her sitting in a field underneath a fruit tree in Citrus Heights, Ca. We did a knock and talk at the door and found she had been parked there for over 15 years. Long story short we made an offer and before we left she was ours. In February of 2011 we started a full frame off nut and bolt restoration. Not one piece of her as been left untouched. As of today’s date (1/26/2012) with the help of Omar Lugo of Lugo Parts and Restoration she is approximately 95% restored to her show room originality. I hope you enjoy a few before and after photo's.
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Last edited by fritter; Tue Jan 31 2012 08:48 PM.

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Re: 1957 GMC 150 NAPCO [Re: fritter] #820237 Fri Jan 27 2012 04:42 PM
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Great job on the restoration ...

Re: 1957 GMC 150 NAPCO [Re: Smokey_Mtn_53] #820253 Fri Jan 27 2012 05:48 PM
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Welcome Frank and Austin. Wow, you did an excellent job on that. Only took a year and a half, great.

Leo

Re: 1957 GMC 150 NAPCO [Re: Smokey_Mtn_53] #820403 Sat Jan 28 2012 03:33 AM
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fritter Offline OP
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Thank you. Hopefully it will be fully completed in few more months.


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Re: 1957 GMC 150 NAPCO [Re: 1953 panel] #820404 Sat Jan 28 2012 03:34 AM
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Thank you. A ton, or should Isay 3/4 ton, of hard work. All a labor of love.


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1957 GMC NAPCO -2

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