1949 GMC 250 – Restoration Work

Owner: Carlos Montero

Work Performed:

  • Removed faulty engine and installed a known working engine
  • Electrical system converted from 6 volts to 12 volts
  • Modern retro radio, speaker, and antenna installed
  • Converted to power steering
  • Installed horn assembly
  • Restored the brake system, master cylinder, wheel cylinders, shoes, and drums
  • Repaired radiator
  • Replaced temperature gauge
  • Repacked wheel bearings and replaced seals
  • Replaced wipers and motor
  • Wheel spacers installed

Briefly about the project

This vintage GMC truck was brought to us for some updating and mechanical restoration work. At first this included the electrical, brake, and cooling system. The engine was then taken apart due to an over heating issue which was an internal problem. Carlos gave us the ok to source a replacement engine and perform the work. While the vehicle received an engine swap we also converted the 6 volt electrical system to a 12 volt. Don’t let the purpose rusty appearance fool you this is a true working truck!

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