Meet Matt C, the owner of this 1950 GMC Pickup which features for the month of July in our Club Plus Calendar for 2017. Matt has shared with us some more detail on his car!
I originally found my 1950 GMC pickup on craigslist California back in 2010 after having a automotive broker look at it for me and deciding it was a descent starter project so I imported to Australia .
Upon receipt of the truck I proceeded to dismantle it and then I started to find all the problems that needed to be fixed such as the badly fitted 1979 Camaro ifs clip that needed to be undone and re-welded I then boxed the rest of the chassis , along the way I added a bb 427 chev with a 700r4 trans running through a ford 9 inch diff held in with a parallel 4 link rear suspension with coil overs the chassis was then sent out for powder coating.
After the Chassis work was done I then turned my attention to the body work, I needed to replace the lower cab corners, firewall, floors inner lower doors and a few other areas that needed attention. Many hours of trial fitting of panels and getting gaps fitting properly it was time to get the body ready for painting taking care of the painting was a good mate who has been a spray painter for over 30 yrs.
After the paint dried we put the body back onto the chassis I then re-wired the entire truck with new wiring, having never done wiring before I was very please that with only a few minor glitches the wiring actually worked.
The truck was then sent to a local upholstery shop to have a beautiful custom fitted maroon leather interior.
Having fitted up the rest of the truck and after a 4 ½ year build it was time to get it registered just in time for Summernats 29 2016 in which the truck was judged in the Elite category it then went on to make the top 60 and then took the Trophy for Top ute/pickup
I was very pleased with this accomplishment as all the work was done by myself in my garage at home apart from paint and upholstery.