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1931 Dodge and Early 1920s GMC Truck


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Old 01-15-2019, 02:00:47 AM
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We built a GMC like this about 5 yrs ago and have a lot of pictures and info. This was built before they used Buick and Pontiac engines. Ours has a big tag on the block that says
" Built for GMC by Continental ". It's a headless iron block with a heavy cast aluminum pan and a splash oil system. If you want to email me I'll send you some info.
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Yes, please!
I know next to nothing about them.
Thanks!
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That is interesting that they used a Continental. Big trucks were pretty few back then so I guess even GM brought in Engines. I am restoring a 1917 McLaughlin Buick and am pretty familliar with Buicks from 1916 up, and GMC Trucks in the later 20's There is an Ambulance or bus circa 1918 at the Reynolds museum in Alberta that has a BIG 4 cylinder overhead valve engine that looks Buick-ish but is a Mystery to me. Something new every day you know!
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Cool GMC logo on the spoke of the wheel !
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The gentleman that sold me the GMC has yet another GMC front axle from same era but different truck. Among other things in Ag Central old chassis were made into cotton trailers! And are still around..
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Anyone have any idea what color a 1918 GMC truck chassis should be?
I hate to slop on black POR15 paint and be wrong, wrong, wrong (again).
I see similar GMC trucks with chassis painted cab color. Is that correct? And what were offered body paint colors?
Thanks, Don
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1918 GMC coming home.
The tow truck driver wanted to be sure I really wanted this wreck. Hilarious!
I really like the potential of this one. I get to build a C Cab.
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Old 01-24-2019, 11:37:34 PM
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More pics.
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Scraping 101 years of crap off. Looks like old black paint on chassis, fenders. Maybe green on the body. My best guess.
John and Mike Boyajian say that these cabs were often made of Poplar Wood. I googled Poplar and you can readily buy 3/4” Poplar online.
I suspect I will build the first cab out of plywood since that’s so easy to obtain and cut.
Wheels are another matter. Wheels and chassis tend to be the same colors if you look at period pictures.
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Here’s an especially pretty one.
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