During World War II, GMC suspended most truck production for individuals in order to
provide vehicles for the military. When private production restarted, the first 1947 models
produced were based on 1946 body style. In mid 1947 the body styles were changed.
This truck has the 1946 body style, referred to by some people as "1946 1/2."
passed away. He was very particular about the truck - a lot of laughs were had because
he wouldn't even allow my mom to drive it. I can only recall maybe a half dozen people other than
my dad ever driving it, and that was after he passed away. It was kept locked in a shed
until I had to move it out for safety reasons due to an arsonist active in the area.
The truck is in sound shape. It has some scattered light rust here and there
but no rusted thru areas. Rubber moldings need replacing as they are cracked from
age. The floorboard still has the floormats and although the seats need to be
recovered, they are very solid. It even has a 40's version of air conditioning -
a fan mounted above the dash great for kids to catch their hair in, as I found out.
It doesn't have turn signals because they weren't required when the truck was made,
nor does it have seat belts. The windshield is made to roll out, although my dad
sealed that, probably to stop drafts. The truck has a 6-volt electrical system
vacuum wipers and a place in the grill for a hand crank.
Vehicles just aren't made like this anymore. This old girl is made of real metal instead of
plastic and fiberglass. She doesn't have the luxury of modern trucks but she's got a lot more guts.
The truck isn't officially for sale at this time, although I might consider selling it for the
right offer. A lot of people ask me what I would take for it. That I won't say, I will not quote a
price. As a result, I've had some ridiculous offers. I welcome any comments or questions.
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Thanks for stopping by and I enjoyed sharing my truck with you! Come back anytime and bring your friends!