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Old 10-02-2004, 01:50 PM   #1
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55-59 october TOTM nominations

I would like to open nominations

Please give a history and details of the truck!

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Old 10-02-2004, 01:52 PM   #2
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Is it bad form to nominate my truck as POSOTM then turn around and put it in here! LOL I'm kidding...I wouldn't even joke about putting my truck in here...it doens't even have real eyebrows! There is however... 2 newbies on the 55-59 board with 2 very nice rides!!!!!
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Old 10-02-2004, 02:38 PM   #3
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LOL Shawna, I think I got ya beat on the POSOTM
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Old 10-02-2004, 02:44 PM   #4
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There is however... 2 newbies on the 55-59 board with 2 very nice rides!!!!!
So nominate them peanut head
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I nominate northerngmc for his '59

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Peanut head? :p :p LMAO

K I nominate IChevyluvr


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Old 10-03-2004, 01:24 AM   #7
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Bio

DennyB pm'ed me and asked for a Bio.

So here it goes.....

I was born in a small rural Alberta town......... oh you meant the truck!

The was purchased new in a small rural Alberta town, Wetaskiwin to be exact by a farmer. He also purchased a brand new GMC grain truck the same year. Fast forward to 1989 when I found it sitting a few blocks from my parents house. The truck had passed through two owners both hoping to fix it up prior to me purchasing it. I registered it back on the road as the second registered owner in the fall of 1989. Before putting it on the road I had to go over the mechanics of the truck and install new tires.

In 1995 my father and I pulled the engine out and took the head off. Realizing that it needed more than just a set of rings my brother spoke to the shop teacher at my high school shop, and he was more than happy to have the chance to rebuild a 235 I6. The high school students tore the engine apart, rebored it, rebuilt it, and reassembled it. I bought the parts and they did the labour. A great deal for both of us!

In 2002 I finally maded the decision to have the body painted, which turned into a frame off restoration. I did not want to paint the truck until I had found front signal lights, they are not reproduced and NOS are hard to find. I do not do body work so I found a hop that would. It started out as a simple paint job that got carried away. I was swapping cabs, so why not paint the frame. The frame was painted so why not repaint and detail the engine., etc, etc, etc........

The truck in a 1959 GMC 9314, which is a Canadian half ton short box stepside. Canadian GMC's have Chevrolet drivetrains, therefore it has a 235 I6, and 3 speed manaul transmission.

The truck is painted 2002 Chevrolet Truck light pewter. The box now has all stainless steel hardward, oak wood and still has tailgate chains, but the stake pockets were removed. The wheels are stock with 48-54 GMC hubcaps and the proper trim rings.

Inside it has an original seat that I found in a firetruck, the seat cover is still the original cover without any rips or tears. I have managed to find an original tach, AM radio and deluxe heater for the truck.

The truck was in Classic Trucks May 2004 Classic Cruisers and a feature article in the June 2004 Canadian Classic magazine.

I have included a before picture.

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Old 10-04-2004, 11:22 PM   #9
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I also Nominate cadman89



Come on people, We need a few more.
It is OK to nominate yourself
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Old 10-05-2004, 09:36 AM   #10
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Hi Guys

Here is "THE PURPLE MONSTER"
"SHE" is a 1956 GMC series 100

My wife Kelly drives the truck all the time even though it has no power steering or power brakes.
I use her all the time for work. (The truck not Kelly) This past weekend I had her filled with cut up logs from a downed tree.
She has a late model 350 Chevy Engine with a Edelbrock Cam and 4-Barrel Carb.
The transmission is an Automatic hooked into the original column shifter.



Why do I call her "THE PURPLE MONSTER" ?
Because "She" has an attitude and those little glass packs it makes her Growl.

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Old 10-06-2004, 01:57 AM   #11
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Oh my. I could not compete agaisnt those beutiful machines. They are work of arts.
My truck is all oringial except paint, and hubcaps. It was bought From a guy who didn't know what he had. I picked it up for a song. The tailgate gate was welded on upside the motor was blowen.
pieces missing but to me it was a fantastic.
I happened to have a 235 that I pulled out of a 55 sub that I found in a bush (completely distroyed).
It is now all cleaned up most parts have been found and all the bolts tightened or replaced. The tail gate is right now. I drive it back and forth to work, pick up lumber, and do dump runs. Its not a princess its a TRUCK.
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Old 10-06-2004, 12:06 PM   #12
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Oh my. I could not compete agaisnt those beutiful machines. They are work of arts.
My truck is all oringial except paint, and hubcaps. It was bought From a guy who didn't know what he had. I picked it up for a song. The tailgate gate was welded on upside the motor was blowen.
pieces missing but to me it was a fantastic.
I happened to have a 235 that I pulled out of a 55 sub that I found in a bush (completely distroyed).
It is now all cleaned up most parts have been found and all the bolts tightened or replaced. The tail gate is right now. I drive it back and forth to work, pick up lumber, and do dump runs. Its not a princess its a TRUCK.
Great, Show some more pictures of the truck.
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Old 10-06-2004, 01:11 PM   #13
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Ichevyluvr, post the picture from the photoshop with the chopped top, wheels and shaved handles and emblems!

Although I like the original look better.

You have a great looking truck, come on join in.
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Old 10-06-2004, 09:21 PM   #14
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Whoa, some nice looking 55-59's, also kidna neat that they are all GMC's... I kinda expected to see mine on here, but yeah, haha guess Im not in the class as of yet. Again, very beautiful trucks.

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Old 10-06-2004, 09:45 PM   #15
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Who has that one 55-59 that he just finished restoring? It is BRIGHT red, with TT2's I believe. Short Step. That thing is BADAZZ, and definately belongs on here...
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Old 10-06-2004, 10:16 PM   #16
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Good Question Brian!
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Can Peanut head nomonate 2!! It's REsin Addict's truck!!
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Old 10-07-2004, 12:39 AM   #18
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Some more pics of my truck. Ok.
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Hey thats my nomination!

Thats the one though!
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Old 10-07-2004, 10:11 AM   #20
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Peanut head,
Thanks for the picture!
Do you know whos truck it is?

Ichevyluvr,
Thanks for the extra pictures.

Lucky59,
Jump right in and consider yourself nominated


To all ~
I will post a form for you all to fill out-just fill in the blanks.
I think that will help. A bio is also nice.

So far the nominees are:

northerngmc
IChevyluvr
cadman89
Lucky59
Resin Addict


Did I miss anyone?

Nominations will close on 10/14/04 and voting will begin

I will setup a poll for voting.

Denny

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Old 10-07-2004, 10:13 AM   #21
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Rico Bob,
I have not seen your truck, What ya got?
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Wink Just Revise this for your truck If you like, Thanks

General
Manufacturer: -----
Year:19--
How long have you owned this truck?:----
History behind the truck:


Chassis
Suspension type:-----
Front Brakes: ----
Modifications:
Rear Brakes:
Steering:
Front and rear tire/wheel type:----
Front differential type / Gears: ---
Rear differential type / Gears: ---


Body
Color Scheme:----
Modifications:---
Paint Type:----
Painter:---
Bodyman:---



Interior

Color:---
Material:----
Upholsterer:---
Wiring:---
Modifications:
Steering wheel/Column:----
Stereo---
Air Conditioning:---
Instrument Gauges:---


Engine

Cubic Inch:--
Manufacturer:---
Camshaft:---
Cylinder heads:---
Valve Covers:---
Intake Manifold:----
Ignition System:---
Exhaust type:--


Transmission

Automatic / Standard:---
Torque Converter:---
Modifications:---
Shifter type:---
Drive Shaft: ---
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Stop by the shop for a pre-election beer!

Free beer this Saturday at my shop!

General
Manufacturer: GMC
Year:1959
How long have you owned this truck?:15 years
History behind the truck: I am the second registered owner of this vehicle. I bought it as a used, very used farm truck. I drove it on and off for 13 years before restoring it.


Chassis
Suspension type:Stock
Front Brakes: Stock
Modifications: rebuilt to stock
Rear Brakes: Stock
Steering: Stock manual
Front and rear tire/wheel type:Stock wheels with original trim rings and 48-54 GMC hubcaps. Upgraded to radial tires P205 75 R15
Front differential type / Gears: N/A
Rear differential type / Gears: Stock 3.90:1


Body
Color Scheme:One colour, 2002 Chevrolet light pewter
Modifications:no stake pockets in bed
Paint Type:----
Painter:Randy Wright
Bodyman:Historic Auto, Wetaskiwin AB Canada



Interior

Color:2002 Chevrolet light pewter, with dash top and steering column painted grey.
Material:Original seat from a 1958 fire truck
Upholsterer:General Motors
Wiring:Stock
Modifications:
Steering wheel/Column:stock
Stereo Original GMC AM radio
Air Conditioning:Model 2255 (two windows/two vents open 55pmh)
Instrument Gauges:Stock GMC with factory GMC (Sun) tach


Engine

Cubic Inch:235
Manufacturer:General Motors
Camshaft:Stock
Cylinder heads:Stock
Valve Covers:Stock
Intake Manifold:Stock
Ignition System:Stock
Exhaust type:Stock


Transmission

Automatic / Standard:3 speed standard
Torque Converter:N/A
Modifications:---
Shifter type:stock column shift
Drive Shaft: stock


BY THE WAY, I really didn't know how to say this above but my truck is STOCK!

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Old 10-07-2004, 11:01 AM   #24
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WOW! I thought my truck was PURPLE but that Red truck sure is "RED" How do you get a truck that LOW?Subframe out of a? Wish I could get the front of "Frances the Purple Monster" down about 4-5 inches.

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Northerngmc.
You have the best truck. Hands down that is the best restro I have everseen. the detail on the motor alone.
I am speechless. all I could say when looking at the pics was........
WOW!!!!!!

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