1952 GMC truck, like Chevy 3100!
What a beautiful truck! ’52 GMC farm truck that we purchased at a local farm sale. I don’t have the history on this one like I do on many of the trucks I sell as I didn’t get to meet any family members, but I can tell that this is a special truck just from being around it.
First off – it had been parked in the barn without running for a couple of years at least, judging by the amount of dust and smell of the old gas. The first thing I looked at was the odometer, which shows 27K miles. The truck had obviously been re-painted, so I thought probably 127k miles, but after opening and closing the doors, rolling up & down the windows, etc. – it became obvious that this is a 27k mile truck. Everything is very tight, doors shut like new, steering is tight.
We hauled the truck home, stuck a fresh battery in it, and some fresh gas, and the old truck started right up – the engine had 60lbs oil pressure when cold, and over 30 when warm. It has the bigger 248 GMC engine, and it runs excellent. Warms up to 180degrees and stays there – no bad noises or smoke (at least not after the mouse nest got blown out of the muffler!)
I am guessing that this was probably an original family truck that they decided to restore. There is NO rust anywhere that I can find, there is no body filler or bondo, and they really did a nice job on the paint, although there are a couple of spots under the windshields that peeled and need a touchup. Another indication of the low miles is the ignition switch. I did not get a key with this but usually about any old key will work in the ignition – but this one is still like new and will not accept another key. – so, I ran a jumper wire to the coil to start it. It will need either an ignition switch (about $30.00) or someone with an assortment of old GM keys, they had a lot less different keys back then, it simply takes hooking up an alligator clip currently.Gauges work, horn works, lights work, even turn signals. This truck has a PTO driven hydraulic dump bed and it works great. Even the wood floor in the bed is in great shape. The tires are like new, all the glass is nice, the seat is decent. It was parked in a barn for a few years, so it did have mouse nest under the seat – but we cleaned them out. The brakes are power assist, and they work, but need to be bled, and one rear brake sticks slightly. This is a beautiful, rock-solid old truck that would be perfect for parades, landscaping, car shows, pumpkin patch, or about anything else you can think of, it just needs a day or 2 of tinkering to bring it back to daily driver status.
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Location: Great Bend, Kansas, United States