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Old 10-15-2012, 01:39 PM
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1957 gmc 9300

I recently bought a 1957 GMC 9300...which is basically a Chevy 1/2 ton with a different grille.

My plan is as follows:

Step 1: Repair items (cab mounts/supports, master cylinder, king pin etc..) so I can continue driving it.
Step 2: Front clip and airbags and drive "under construction" to ensure everything is working
Step 3: Frame off, full sandblast, repair body, box frame
Step 4: Paint Re-assemble
Step 5: Give it to my son (he's 2 1/2 now)
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Old 10-17-2012, 01:32 PM
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Welcome to the site! Nice truck. I wish i could drive at 2 1/2!
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Old 10-18-2012, 11:07 AM
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i have never seen the 9300 designation, cool truck
if you work the same speed as i did on my 58
your son will be getting his learners permit by the time it is roadworthy again
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It's been fun driving it...it does need some work like body mounts and I am going to upgrade to power brakes because the orignal master cylinder is leaking anyway...might as well.
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Old 10-19-2012, 10:44 PM
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What engine is in your truck? If it's a V-8 is it a Buick or Pontiac? Nice truck.
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My guess is one of the inline 6 chevy's.
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It's got a nice 305 with a 3-speed tranny (I assume 350 tranny). I almost bought a 49 Chev 3100, and a 63 Merc Unibody but ended up with this because I love the agressive stance of 57 including the Belair/Biscayne's. I liked the Chevy version but couldn't pass on this GMC as mechanically it was a better starting point than the Chevy's I'd seen.
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