Junkyard Rescue! Saving a 1950 GMC Truck - Roadkill Ep. 31
One of the most incredible junkyards in the history of junk is Turner's
Auto Wrecking in Fresno, California—and on this episode of Roadkill,
Freiburger and Finnegan hit those 100 acres of vintage sheetmetal and go
spelunking for gold! After considerable debate, the guys select a 1950 GMC
shortbed truck that had been off the road for 26 years and jam to get it
running and driving for the trip home to Los Angeles. At least there was a
50-percent victory. Watch as the guys revamp the Jimmy inline six, panic
over a wrecked master cylinder, sweat their cajones off for four days, and
explore one of the greatest old-car stashes ever!
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Cannonball A tribute to the GMC COE
This is meant as a tribute to one of my favorite trucks, the GMC COE's
known as Cannonballs. The music is from the series "Cannonball" that aired
from Canada in the late 1950's.
GMC 1941 COE Truck - Listed on Ebay
GMC 1941 COE Cab Over Engine Truck
Body in Beautiful Condition - Natural Oak Flatbed - Updated 460 Motor
C6 Art Carr Heavy Duty Transmission
Interior with Red Oak Hardwood Floor Mounted on 6061-T6 Aluminum Floor
Custom Hand Rebuilt:
Both Front and Rear Radiator Fan Set-up
3-on-the-tree (see picture)
All Auto Meter Gage Cluster
Transmission Cooler with Fan
The truck has 2,000 miles since it has been rebuilt; the engine has about
2,000 miles on it, the transmission has about 5 miles.
The fuel mileage is around 12-14 on the freeway, the differential seems to
be original but it may have been changed out in the 50's or 60's.
The truck is a single speed rear end, doing 65-70 mpg easily, the furthest
drive I did was 1650miles. The truck has drum brakes with a vacuum Booster.
The truck shows no signs of injury from collision or any bodywork. As far
as I know it has not been in an accident. The frame has never been bent.
In order for this to be a daily driver I would only replace the fluids, I
recently put in a new starter, a new battery and a new fuel pump, so it
should be good to go.
All the lights work, they are the original lights so if you drive with the
brights on it's not blinding but it illuminates quite well.
The truck does not leak oil. The windows work well, roll up and down
easily, the front windshield tilts outward. The windshield wipers are
operated by two separate electric motors, the driver's side wiper works but
the passenger's side does not. It might just be the connection.
The truck has drum brakes with a vacuum Booster.
Total length of the truck: 18 feet
Total height: 8 feet
Width: 82 inches
Length of the bed: 10½ feet
Distance from back of cab to center of rear axle: 7 feet 4 inches
The Find 1956 GMC V-8 Hydramatic 4X4 Truck
Here's the whole story of finding a Title and tracking down a 1956 GMC V-8
Hydramatic 4X4 truck. From the truck I found the Title in, to the prep,
loading, transport, unloading and a tour of the truck itself. Don't forget
the out-takes at the end! They also include a couple of really nice
southern Oregon scenery shots.