1956 GMC Restoration By Dale Van Ingen

Oh boy was the beast ugly when I first got it

Body barely bolted on and without the windshields in. This was still the better side

No wiring installed

And here was the engine, sitting on a cart for 25 years, looking like a giant boat anchor

Found the backyard mechanics handiwork

Starting dissassembly

Luckily the interior of the engine wasn't horrible, but in major need of cleaning

The dashboard definitely showed its age

The radiator had more holes than Swiss cheese

Got an aluminum one to prevent further issues

After much machining, thanks to Vellios, the block looked great again

My new old carburetor that I found online needed some love next

My cheerleader after finding out how dirty the suspension of the truck was

My new old 4 barrel manifold

Worked at it for a while but the butterfly valves were rusted shut

On the way to the exhaust shop

Got some great inspiration at a local car show

The beasts engine after I finished dressing it up

The carburetor after the rebuild was complete

Still have the original dealer plate

After I was done at the exhaust shop I had it towed home and drove it for the first time. It didn't shift well because I needed to work on the linkages

So far so good. Runs like a champ. Next step is body and paint.

So

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