1949 GMC PICKUP FRAME-OFF NUMBERS MATCHING CLASSIC RESTORATION
- Condition: Used
- Make: GMC
- Model: Other
- SubModel: 150 3/4 ton
- Type: Standard Cab Pickup
- Trim: Pickup
- Year: 1949
- Mileage: 112
- VIN: B228248911T
- Color: Brown
- Engine size: 228 inline 6
- Number of cylinders: 6
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Interior color: Brown
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1949 GMC Other Pickup
A 4 year “frame off” TOTAL restoration of this “numbers matching” GMC 3/4 ton pickup
The “Ron Kelly Designs” complete rebuild of this original drivetrain and chassis included the GMC 228 engine long block (.08 over rebore), head, flywheel, clutch, 4-speed on the floor transmission with “granny” gear, drive shaft and rear end, all dynamically balanced. Modifications to improve performance include full-flow oil filtering, dual 2-barrel Stromberg carburetors adaptation to original intake manifold with new linkage, and Fenton dual exhaust headers with custom muffler routing.
The chassis rebuild involved frame powder coating, front and rear spring leafs with helpers, Delco lever arm shocks, complete dual circuit brake system, front end and steering linkage with drive box.
The electrical system conversion to 12 volts included the original Delco starter and generator, regulator, new Mallory dual point distributor and coil, new wiring harness, 4 corner lighting with halogen headlights and turn signaling. A new water pump, radiator with expansion cylinder and hoses improve the cooling system.
All body panels were COMPLETELY disassembled and, along with the cab, subjected to a strip and de-rust total immersion process. Reassembly with new fasteners was preceeded by extensive applications of epoxy and urethane primers and initial custom lacquer paint then followed by final lacquer paint and clear coatings.
Cab restoration involved new door handles, hinges and panels, headliner with insulation, sun visors, gauge cluster and speedometer, vintage GMC reproduction stereo am/fm radio and 7 new glass windows allowing a surround view. The air flow heater with control valve and defroster ducts, vacuum wiper motor with linkage, fuel tank with new sender, and all pedal controls were also restored to original specifications. Traversing seat with era appropriate new upholstery allows comfort with a vintage signature. Firewall, roof, floor and doors all received sound deadening applications.
Finishing touches include the re-chromed original grill, badging, radiator fan and added dual trumpet horns. Color coordinated powder coated engine side and valve covers enhance the engine bay. Also evident are new bumpers with valences, vintage Unity spot and fog lights, chromed fuel tank linkage, and powder coated original split rim wheels with new 750-17 tires. An eye-catching top grade oak bed and side rails with stainless linings and fasteners complete this classic restoration.
This classic truck runs great and has only 112 miles since the complete restoration.
This is Jim Carter's June "TRUCK OF THE MONTH" at Old Chevy Trucks!