This 1949 GMC 100 is the recipient of a complete frame of restoration. We rarely see trucks restored to this quality, so if you want the best, give us a call. Look closely at the pictures for all the amazing details.
The body has been stripped down to bare metal as was the frame of the truck. The body was expertly blocked and then received an excellent base/clear paint job. The paint has been wet sanded and buffed to show quality finish. All of the chrome was redone on the truck as were the exterior GMC emblems. The window trim was also properly restored and has excellent fitment, and a very high quality finish. Behind that trim is all new rubber, and all of the glass is new as well. Throughout the truck, you’ll find all new hardware, and the frame has been refinished in the correct sheen.
Open up the door and you’ll find an expertly researched interior restoration that includes a properly refinished dash in the correct sheen, restored heater components, a restored seat frame with all new upholstery, and new door cards. All of the rechromed items in the interior look amazing and even the knobs and buttons on the radio have been redone. The gauges have been disassembled and the faces were repainted to match the original look. The internals were rebuilt and even the needles have been redone. Underneath the dash, all of the wiring is new and all of the heater components have been redone as well.
Pop open the hood and the engine compartment is a thing of beauty. The engine itself was completely rebuilt including all new internals, and the transmission and the rear end were rebuilt as well. The detail inside the engine compartment is uncanny down to the correct finished, correct hoses, proper wiring, working(an present) engine compartment light, and even the correct washer bottle.
The frame was stripped to bare metal and features rebuilt suspension and brake components. Every last bit of hardware is new as are all the lines and hoses. The frame is detailed with factory inspection markings and is clean enough to eat off of.
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