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1931 Dodge and Early 1920s GMC Truck


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Old 01-07-2019, 12:02:27 AM
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With help I discovered and purchased two antique trucks, today.
The 95-ish year old GMC is missing a lot, but it is amazing! Just the cast-iron wheels with hard rubber tires were worth saving. Appears to originally have had a wooden c-cab mounted like in the picture.
The other truck appears to be a 1931 Dodge. Probably the biggest version of Dodge available that year. It had demountable steel dually rims clamped to heavy cast spokes like 1930s IHCs do. Iíve never seen that on any Dodge truck.
This 1931 Dodge, like so many other early trucks, had considerable wood in the cab as reinforcement for the tin shell. It also had a fabric roof.
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Old 01-13-2019, 10:42:33 PM
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I spent some time researching the GMC and have concluded itís from the late teens. Like 1918. I had no idea that GMC had so many truck models and so many cab configurations.
This particular version appears to be a smaller C cab version of the heavier duty line. Check out the windshield frame and running boards and brackets. Such cool castings, everywhere!
Iíve also posted pictures of 1931 Dodge trucks.
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hopefully they will be salvaged,,,,
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some pretty ambitious projects there.
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The GMC is rare but I suspect thereís another within a few hour drive. Thereís so much old Ag-related stuff, here.
The cab has to be built no matter what.
The GMC radiator and hood search begins!
The 1931 has been modified too much. It will most likely end up as a 1931 Dodge Pickup. I believe I have the correct bed and rear fendersZ
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Very interesting projects,please keep us updated.
My Model T's started out much worse than anything in your pictures and I am driveing 2 of the 3 and #3 will be finished in the coming years.
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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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