Mark Brazelton sent in these pictures of his '60 GMC via the Internet. His wife bought it for a birthday present in 1992. The original owner bought it when he retired and used it sparingly and for local fishing trips. The three-on-the-tree had been replaced with a compound four-speed at some point, and Mark replaced the original engine with a Targetmaster 350 and the granny gear with a Super T-10. Mark also has since added a the front clip from a '75 C-10, power steering, and power discs up front. The original Dana 44 carries 4.09 gears. The wheels are American Racing TTO, 15x5 front and 15x7 rear. Mark says he built it in the style of what he would have liked as a senior in high school back in 1966, which was five-spoke Americans, nose high, Covico steering wheel, Hurst shifter, tach on the dash, accessory panel under the dash, Cal Custom gas pedal, diamond tuck interior, four '59 Caddy taillights, and more.
Mark is recently retired and so is the truck. He painted it black lacquer 10 years ago, and a 75-mile daily commute for nine of those years really took a toll on the paint. Rather than stripping the truck to start over, he reshot it in John Deere Blitz Black. He says he's had more compliments since the satin paintjob than in all the years it was shiny. Mark says by the time his 2-year-old grandson begins driving he may be ready to hand over the controls-lucky kid!
If you have a Classic Cruiser and want to see it here, email at least six high-resolution photos and background info to the e-mail address above, or mail prints to: Classic Trucks, Attn: Grant Peterson, 774 S. Placentia Ave., Placentia, CA 92870.