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1948 GMC
Owner-Builder: Sumner Patterson

Body Modifications: 3 inch chop; 6 inch Section (body 6 inches-- hood 2 inches-- front fenders 2 inches); Front fenders widened 1.5 inches; Tilt front (welded original into one piece); Grill shell made from two upper shells; Grill teeth are from Night Prowlers; Bed is all hand made; Frenched headlights; numerous other smaller body mods.

Chassis: 73 Camero sub-frame and rear springs; Original boxed frame rails from the cab back; rest of the frame and crossmembers were owner built.

Drive Train: 350 Small block Chevy; World SR Torquer Heads; Comp Cams 252 cam, lifters; Roller tip rockers; Weiand Action Plus manifold; Q-jet; Hedman Headers; Balanced crank; 700R4 with B&M complete rebuild kit; B&M Lockup Converter (2100 stall); GM 3.55 rearend

I drive this truck around 12,000 to 16,000 miles a year and have over 113,000 miles on it in the 10 years since I first got it on the road (83,000 since it was painted spring 98). I did all of the work except for the interior which was done by Josh Parriott of Moab, UT. The base coat, clear coat and flames were shot by Jim Bayles of Blanding, UT in my garage (I laid the flames out). The engine was built by Marcell Motors, Cortez, CO. The transmission was rebuilt by Jeff Yoder of Yellow Jacket, CO.