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1931 Dodge and Early 1920s GMC Truck


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Old 01-27-2019, 11:36:51 PM
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Old 02-03-2019, 12:19:24 AM
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Travelled today to locally famous Turner’s Auto Wrecking in Fresno and actually got to speak with the man himself, Jerry Turner.
In his “collection” is a early GMC truck of about 1929 vintage. We were hoping it was misidentified, but no.
Everything I need is different. Mine is more like 1918.
If you are ever in the vicinity you should stop and see what a huge (10,000 cars) wrecking yard looks like. Delightfully in disarray, the world is shutting these old yards down as fast as it can. Once they are all gone we will be screwed. Fresno already has lost Romo’s Auto Wrecking. Much of the old Globe Auto Wrecking inventory is still available at the NEW Globe in Fowler, CA. Thank goodness.
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Old 02-07-2019, 07:14:06 PM
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Moved 1918 GMC to shop area. Time for a scrape-down!
1931 Dodge is coming home next week!
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Old 02-07-2019, 09:03:18 PM
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Old 02-08-2019, 06:10:08 PM
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I found the official model and serial number for the 1918 GMC, today. Top of left front frame horn. Plain as day.
It’s a K Model GMC!
Serial number K 417504.
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Old 02-08-2019, 06:36:36 PM
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So far, looks like GMC had black frame, black fenders, green body and now, red wheels. I can see red on the inside of the spokes front and rear.
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Old 02-08-2019, 09:55:24 PM
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The Columbia Volunteer Fire Department has a '31 Dodge firetruck built by Van Pelt in Oakdale. It replaced the two 1850's handpumpers, Papeete and Monumental. It can be a beast to drive, no power anything, and very long. I learned to double-clutch on that truck, when she was still in active service. Attached (I hope) is picture of me driving the '31 in the Columbia 4th of July parade this year, my two boys (still boys, to me) hanging on back.

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Old 02-09-2019, 01:19:16 PM
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Found a scholarly place about old GMC trucks, online. My truck is a K-41 Model! Built in 1920 or 1921. Now I know!
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Old 02-09-2019, 09:34:34 PM
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Old 02-11-2019, 02:32:06 PM
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GMC K-41 for sale in Manchester, New Hampshire. Looks very nice!
Closed cab. Extremely interesting!
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Old 02-13-2019, 06:54:53 PM
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A ATHS Member sent this:
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Old 02-17-2019, 11:42:34 PM
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Scraping on chassis continues in between rainstorms. El Niño is in command.
The nice ATHS member with the antique GMC trucks and parts has invited me to view his collection and perhaps purchase something. He’s only about four hours away!
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Pics aren’t attaching first time around...?
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Same nice ATHS member sent these detail photos of his 1926 K-41. Looks like the engine blocks were blue and finally sprouted detachable cylinder heads as time went on. Appears that the K-41 was in production for at least eight years. That sure helps my search...
The “pickup box” on his K-41 makes the truck! All proportions are perfect! I gotta build one.
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Old 02-18-2019, 12:11:21 AM
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The bed is amazing!
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You are very lucky those wheels are in decent shape.that can be exspensive to get new rubber.
You have alot more to start with that I did on my first old truck.My T 1 ton.
You take your time and you will have a nice truck.
I can't help with the engine even though I have a couple 28 chevy engines laying around they are not correct for your truck
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Old 02-18-2019, 01:16:42 PM
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Uglyblu66, The same ATHS member says he has a good engine. Not too far away, either.
I have a couple of early Chevies. One is stuck. I might need your Motors!
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Old 02-28-2019, 04:17:23 PM
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1931 Dodge truck finally made it home. The frame modifications are something to behold! Four or six feet of added frame plus a bridge truss system, underneath.
A shame to cut frame but this truck will become a pickup. I have a credible bed and rear fenders.
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I have "senior six" engine parts if you are gonna keep the original Dodge engine Les
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I spent the day measuring and working on the 1931 Dodge Truck. I ascertained that the pickup version of the truck would have about a 62” long bed (using proportions of the cab) and so I looked around in my piles and found a very credible early 1930s Chevrolet, Dodge or International pickup bed (they all look so similar). I measured it and it’s 63” long. Close enough for me!
I then began cutting the heavily modified and extended 1931 Dodge truck frame to accommodate the 63” pickup bed.
I’d never hack up something NICE or unmodified, BTW.
I also scraped some more on the old GMC. The differential must have really leaked for years.
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