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For sale: 1949 GMC Pickup

Technical specifications

Item location:
Plymouth, Michigan, United States
Pickup (Truck)
Engine size:
LS1 5.7 Liter V8
Interior color:
Vehicle Title:
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1949 GMC Pickup Pro-Touring

VIN: 10122P23294

This '49 GMC has a story so long, that I won't be able to fit into this description. This is a custom built '49 GMC built by Tre 5 Customs out of Arizona. They purchased the truck in June of 2014 and took about 6 months to complete the build. I'm going to let their description speak for itself and highlight the main features in the list below:

"Power adders include Comp camshaft, Pro Products intake manifold, K&N intake system, 3" mandrel bent and TIG welded exhaust, stainless headers, Frontrunner serpentine belt system, etc. The transmission is a 4l60e and was brand new from B&M. The rear end is a GM 12 bolt, rebuilt with new gears, bearings, seals, and limited slip.

Chassis has G-body suspension up front from Ridetech with adjustable coilovers, with both height adjustment and dampening adjustments. The rear suspension is a custom built, fully adjustable, parallel 4 link with panhard bar and adjustable Ridetech coilovers. The big brake package has 13" rotors all the way around and a CPP master cylinder and booster setup. The truck rolls on 20"x8.5" (front) and 20"x10" (rear) Intro billet wheels wrapped in 245/40R20 and 275/40R20 Toyo Proxes ST ii tires. All the suspension has been powder-coated gloss black, the chassis and the rest of the components have been painted. The exhaust is ceramic coated from the headers all the way to the rear bumper.

The exterior of the truck has been cleaned up and a few custom touches have been added, but it still retains a mostly stock appearance. It's finished in a painted pearl white found on the newer Cadillacs. The underside of the four fenders, the engine compartment, the interior, and everywhere, except the underside of the cab, are all painted in the same manor as the parts you see. The underside of the cab, the cab floor, the inside of the firewall, under dash, and inside back wall of the cab have all been seam sealed, sealed, and bed-lined. The bed-floor is oak and has been stained and clear coated.

The interior is very comfortable for an old single cab truck. The dash has been treated to Dakota VHX gauges, new chrome dash trim with Hydro-dipped inserts to match the bed floor. The seat frame is original, but all the springs were removed in favor of all new webbing and foam for a much more comfortable seat. The door panels, kick panels, and center console are all custom built and everything has been wrapped in a leather like material. The stereo system includes a pioneer double din touch screen DVD unit, two sets of 6" component speakers, two 10" subs, and one 5 channel amplifier (all from Rockford Fosgate). The truck also has a Vintage Air Gen ii AC system.

The truck was an inside booth vehicle at Sema 2015 for the company that supplied me with the paint materials for the truck, it was the focus of several tech articles in Street Trucks magazine, it made the cover of Street Trucks magazine in 2016, and was featured in an episode of Auto Revolution." Tre 5 Customs

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LS1 5.7L V8 Engine (#: 12562174)
-Stamped Serial #: 853
-Stock Heads
-Dyno'd 325HP
Electronic Fuel Injection
B & M 4L60E 4-Speed Automatic Transmission (#: 24206952)
-Transmission Cooler
-B & M Aluminum Pan
-Electronic Kick-Down
12-Bolt Rear End
-Ratio: 4.10:1
-Posi Trac
-B & M Cast Aluminum Diff Cover
-Adjustable Coilovers
Front Coilover Suspension
-Tubular Lower Control Arms
-Tubular Upper Control Arms
-Adjustable Coilovers
-Enormous Sway Bar
-ALL BRAND NEW Steering Gear
Rear 4-Link Suspension
-Big Panhard Bar
-Front POWER Disc
-Rear POWER Disc
-Drilled Rotors (front & rear)
-Single Exhaust System
Key Components:
-Custom TIG Welded, 20 Gallon Aluminum Fuel Tank
-Corvette Style Fuel Filter & Regulator
-Stock ECU w/ Open Source Tune Done on Dyno
-Batteries Mounted In Rear
-Griffin Aluminum Radiator w/ Electric Fan
-Complete Custom Fuel System w/ Stainless Lines
-All Wiring and Hoses are Beautifully Tucked Away
-Nicely Painted & Shaved Firewall
-Chromed Alternator


Brand NEW, Custom Rotisserie Build!
White Diamond Tri-Coat (Paint Code: WA800J)
NEW Chrome Grille Looks Great
LED Headlights w/ Projector from JW Speaker
Turn Signals, Rear Brake Lights & License Plate Lights are All LED
NEW Chrome Headlight Bezels Look Great
NEW Chrome Bumper
Cowl Vent & B-Pillar Vents Shaved & Deleted
All New Glass
All Body Work Is Laser Straight
Hood Fits Great w/ Fenders
Doors Fit Nicely w/ Body
Door Lips & Jambs are Beautiful
All New Rubber Seals
Bed Is Stained Oak (Cherry) w/ Automotive Clear Coat
-Stainless Steel Hardware
-Bed Side Is Straight
-Push Pin Tailgate Release
Undercarriage Is Absolutely Unbelievable
Wheels: 20"
Tires: 255/40R20 Toyo Proxes ST II


NEW Aftermarket Custom Maroon Interior
Leather Bench Seat
Column Shifter
Center Cup Holders
Leather Door Panels
Aftermarket Polished Tilt Steering Column
Custom Aftermarket Digital Gauge Display
-Toggle Switch
Dashboard Is Beautifully Painted
Chrome & Stainless Steel Trim Work Looks Great
Headliner Is Beautifully Done
12V Plug-In
Aftermarket Pioneer Radio Display

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