1950 GMC PICK-UP

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“I BOUGHT my GMC pick-up from Cal­i­for­nia via Craigslist in 2010 as a pro­ject ve­hi­cle. Once it ar­rived in Aus­tralia I dis­man­tled it to dis­cover a mul­ti­tude of dodgy re­pairs and mod­i­fi­ca­tions. Once I had fixed all the is­sues and car­ried out rust re­pairs, body re­pairs and mods, my mate Jamie then coated it in De­beer light beige for a pe­riod-cor­rect pas­tel colour. The cabin houses a Glide En­gi­neer­ing split-bench seat, cus­tom gauges, Lokar shifter and an Ididit tilt col­umn, and the trim ma­te­rial is Bridge Of Weir ma­roon leather. There’s a big-block 427ci Chev up front with LS7 heads, Crane street roller cam, LS7 Chevy dim­ple 4340 con­rods and TRW hol­low-dome pis­tons, topped by dual quad Edel­brock 600cfm carbs. It’s backed by a Rossler TH700 Ter­mi­na­tor trans with a 2800rpm stall con­verter, run­ning through a Mark Wil­liams 3½-inch chrome-moly tail­shaft to a four-linked, coil-overed Strange nineinch hous­ing with a Strange pol­ished cen­tre and 31-spline axles. Brakes are PBR twin-spot calipers and 300mm ro­tors up front and VS Com­modore discs on the rear. To­tal build time on and off was four-and-a-half years.” Pho­tos: Ben Hosk­ing

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