1969 GMC Pickup C2500 Details
This is an Air Conditioned 1969 GMC 3/4 ton Pickup powered by a big block Chevy. It is a nice truck that has plenty of power for cruising and driving is effortless. Our dream is that this truck would be the ultimate Airstream puller. Class III Hitch.
This truck has a rebuilt big block Chevy engine with a Turbo 400 automatic transmission. Everything only has about 1500 miles on it since it has been rebuilt. The truck has aftermarket headers and exhaust with Magnaflow mufflers. There are also cut-outs to uncork if you want straight exhaust. It has an Edelbrock 4-bbl carb. It has dual fuel tanks with a backup tank switch. The fuel gauge is hooked up for the main tank and works correctly. A high amp alternator and Accel HEI electronic distributor provide a spark. It also has a new heavy-duty cooling system and a new starter. The transmission is a Turbo 400 automatic that has recently been rebuilt. The rear is a Dana 60 posi unit. The stock springs were replaced with lowering springs front and rear, to give the truck a great overall stance
The original air conditioning on the truck works. All new hoses, lines, condenser, auxiliary electric fan for the condenser, POA valve, etc.. It blows cold.
It has large G-20 rebuilt power drum brakes with a dual master cylinder that helps this truck stop effortlessly.
The truck has the Wideside (Fleetside) bed and has been fully repainted in an awesome Surf green color. The door handles and all emblems were shaved off in the process. The doors now open with a keyless remote. They can all be put back on easily without having to repaint the door if you decided you wanted regular handles. It is quick and easy to go back if you decided to go with handles.
The body is very straight and solid. The doors, hood, and tailgate all line up nicely and all open and close properly with new weatherstripping and felts. The chrome bumpers are both in good condition. The grill is also in good condition with no cracks. The headlights and taillights are all in nice shape with no hazing or scratches. An aftermarket soft tonneau cover has been installed. It is made out of off white vinyl. The original bed has also been replaced with new wood and stainless steel hardware and strips. The wheels are the factory steel 8-lug wheels and have been repainted white.
The interior has a new black vinyl bench seat with a green cloth insert. There is a new black headliner. It also has black vinyl door panels. The chrome door handles and window handles are present and in good condition. The windows still roll up and down smoothly. The glass in the truck is all in good shape with no rock chips or anything like that. It has a late model column with an aftermarket tachometer. It also has the original AM radio still in place, along with the HVAC controls. All of the metal parts inside have been repainted with the factory light green to match the exterior.
The underside of this truck is in outstanding condition. All of the factory spot welds are still intact. There is no rust, and it is all painted a nice black. It is very rare to find an underside that is as nice as this one. This shows that it was well taken care of and was in a dry climate for most of its life. Make sure to check out all of the underside pics to see how nice it really is.
This truck is extremely fun to drive. It has nice smooth power but is still very steerable, easy, and pleasant to drive. You can cruise with this truck or you can tow a trailer with it. Picture it towing an Airstream. This is a nice all-around truck that can serve many purposes.
Here is an excerpt from my Log having some fun with this truck while I still had it in California.
I have been driving this truck all day for the last couple of days, and I have to add what a great truck it is. I have been flying down the LA Freeways day and night, from 80mph to a screeching stop, over and over in the LA traffic, on the 405, the 105, the 110… I got stuck in Friday bumper to bumper traffic for an hour going from Downey to the Ruby’s Redondo Beach cruise in. Everyone loved it at the cruise in. People could not believe the price for how nice the truck was. They said they thought it would be closer to $20,000. Tomorrow morning I am putting surfboards in the back, then driving up the Pacific Coast Highway for some surfing. Then I will probably drive it to the dry lakes of El Mirage to watch some land speed racing. This truck is very clean and takes no effort to drive around in it for hours.