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#1 MFDAC OFFLINE  

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Posted September 03, 2011 - 12:16 AM

I'm new here and am really impressed with the depth of this site.

My main obsession is 4 GMC trucks that I own. None are show worthy but all have paid their dues!

Mom bought a 1970 GMC Jimmy 4x4 in 1971 and drove the crap out of it for 30 years, until the age of 78. I got it from her in late 2001 after my brother in law gave her a car she could get in and out of better.

The wife and I bought a 1972 3/4 ton 2 wheel drive GMC in 1979 and we are still are driving it.

We got a little 1991 GMC Sonoma in 2005 cheap so it's my parts runner and since the AC works nice, I use it a lot in the hot weather.

2009 a co-worker dropped a 1955 GMC 1/2 ton off on me and it has become my work truck project. It had not been licensed since 1997. Took 2 years to get a title and it has 2011-2012 plates on it!

I also dig any kind of old crap from antique bottles to advertising memorabilia. Just anything old like me!

Later---DAC

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Posted September 03, 2011 - 01:29 AM

Nice old Jimmys , Should be abbrev. as G.O.M.C................... great old mountain climbers !!!!!! Shawn

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Posted September 03, 2011 - 04:06 AM

Thanks for the pics and history on the GMC's. I like the step you have hanging off the tire off the '55. That's a real neat thing for working on them.

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Posted September 03, 2011 - 04:35 AM

Rugged looking old iron.

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Posted September 03, 2011 - 06:57 AM

My parents had a 70. It was a Beast. The bed went bad and we put a military surplus bed on it... There was almost nothing it wouldn't haul.

Thanks for the tour.

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Posted September 03, 2011 - 08:14 AM

My first truck was a 1970 GMC 2wd , it was a good work truck for me . I wouldn't mine a friend dropping a 55 off at my house :smile1: Al

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Posted September 04, 2011 - 06:55 PM

Glad y'all like the old GMCs, and thanks for the replies! It's pretty hard to kill these old trucks and it sounds like a couple of you experienced that.

I built a pair of tire steps from the treads on a set of steel trailer house steps that I had setting out back. I need to set up some spacers on them for narrower tires but they sure have been a lifesaver.

Later---DAC

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Posted September 04, 2011 - 07:25 PM

Okay, now I see where those steps came from. That is pretty neat. Have to keep my eye out for a set or something else i can use. Thanks for the extra pics.

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Posted September 05, 2011 - 10:28 PM

Okay, now I see where those steps came from. That is pretty neat. Have to keep my eye out for a set or something else i can use. Thanks for the extra pics.


Thanks again. I had a brain fart today with one though, my father-in-law needed to change oil in his old Dodge pickup so I jumped in the '55 fired it up and even had it in reverse but before I let out the clutch he yelled that one of the steps was hanging on the right front! Glad he was there!

Always do a walk around before running a vehicle out of the shop!

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Posted September 06, 2011 - 07:39 AM

About your old Jimmys, any powered by the monster V-6? It was what? 305 CU. IN. Shawn

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Posted September 06, 2011 - 06:48 PM

About your old Jimmys, any powered by the monster V-6? It was what? 305 CU. IN. Shawn


Not currently. I got a 1962 GMC 3/4 ton 4x4 pickup back in 2006 from the same guy I got the '55 from. It was as ugly as the '55 but the 305 V-6 ran like new and the 4 wheel drive worked great. Mom had an illness in summer 2007 so I sold it to a guy in Gillette, WY that had been wanting it. Needed some fast cash to help her out. Wish I still had it too!

I don't remember all the v-6 sizes but the 305 was the small one. There was a 351 that was very popular that was even siamesed into a 702 V-12.

If I got another V-6 powered one I would like to find a 1960 GMC Suburban. Here is a pic that went thru a flood of Mom with our first GMC on Christmas day, 1963. It's the only pic we have that has the old Suburban in it. I loved that truck as a little kid!

Later---DAC

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Posted September 13, 2011 - 04:28 PM

I have rode in a 702 cu in. v-12 powered Walters Snowfighter.ex. Penndott plowtruck. oh the torque! I played in a gmc burb like the one next to your mom as a kid. Then one day it was gone! Shawn

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Posted September 13, 2011 - 06:42 PM

I have rode in a 702 cu in. v-12 powered Walters Snowfighter.ex. Penndott plowtruck. oh the torque! I played in a gmc burb like the one next to your mom as a kid. Then one day it was gone! Shawn


That would be a blast to ride in a vehicle powered by a twin six! I've heard they have an incredible sound too. There was 401 and 478 V-6's available in this engine configuration too.

My experience with the GMC Burb was very similar to yours. I remember going rock hunting and fishing in that truck but then about a year after that pic was taken it dissapeared! Well in my case so did Dad. Next time I saw him in 1965 he was driving a 1961 Cadillac convertable and working for General Motors in Flint, Michigan. I asked him about the Burb and he had traded it off for the Caddy:-( Bummed me out bad!

Thanks for the responses!---DAC

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Posted October 07, 2011 - 10:35 PM

The only thing better than an old deere???
An old GMC...

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Posted October 07, 2011 - 10:37 PM

I like that tractor truck engine.
205 hp @ 1850 rpm
I believe it red lined @ 2100




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