The mark “GMC Truck” came from General Motors purchase and merging of Rapid Motor Vehicle Company & Reliance Motor Car Company. Rapid developed some of the earliest commercial trucks, using a one-cylinder engine back in the early 1900s. They stuck with the truck genre and in 1912 GMC became a staple in the automotive industry.
This particular GMC truck started out life in 1957 as a small windowed step-side. We aren’t for sure as to what work this truck saw in its early days but we do know it’s days as a workhorse are over and play time retirement is about to start.
The current owner acquired it from a family member and brought it down to Ultra Motorsports to let the guys work their magic on it. He told the team a general idea he had in mind for the truck and that he wanted to be able to hop in it and drive it where ever he pleased with no problems. The team went to the drawing board and came up with a Pro Touring Truck concept. This thing is going to go, stop and turn better than the customer ever dreamed of.
Some of what’s going into this build:
- TCI Custom Frame
- LS3 525HP Engine
- 4L70 Automatic Transmission
- Wilwood Brakes 6-Piston Front / 4-Piston Rear
- 9in Ford Rear End
- New Cab & Bed
- Rack & Pinion
- & More
This ground-up build is going to be one hell of a truck! Make sure you follow along with all the build updates below.