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GMC Restoration

As a Company we have had a long association with the Putaruru TimKenworth_and_GMC.jpgber Museum with various projects.
In November 2006 the 1942 GMC truck was brought to our workshop to be restored to it's original condition.

The history of this truck to the best of our knowledge is:
  • 1942 -1945 - New Zealand ArmyGMC_Museum_Restoration_025.jpg
  • Sold off after the war in surplus auctions
  • Several were bought by operators in the area, including Uden Brothers
  • Last working job was Evergreen Spray Services, Rotorua
  • It was sponsored to the Museum by Ron Sycamore and Brian ClarkeGMC_Museum_Restoration_022.jpg
  • Trailer was made from a GMC bogey with extra spring leaves fitted

Summary of the work carried out:
  • To make the truck roadworthy and to preserve for the future
  • Repair all brakesGMC_Museum_Restoration_042.jpg
  • Remove rust and repaint cab and chassis
  • Mechanical repairs and Paintwork donated by Forest Freighters Parts & Services Ltd
  • Tyres were donated by Alistair Sutton of Oropi
The GMC truck has since been a regular entrant in the town's Christmas Parade,and is on permanent display at the Putaruru Timber Museum.

We would like to thank Greg Sheehan of Sheehan's Transport Assistance for donating to us a GMC Manual which will help us with further restoration projects.
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