(first posted 7/27/2015) It’s not just because of this van’s name that makes it the official CC step van. These Olson-Grumman vans are the finest ones ever made in the land, with a body made totally of aluminum. One never scraps an Olson Kurb Side, just like one never tosses out a Grumman aluminum canoe. Which sort of makes this the ultimate CC.
A NYC Chevrolet dealer, Walter Heingartner, is credited with conceiving of the aluminum-bodied step van in 1939 or so. Seeing all of the many independent laundry companies, he rightfully theorized that an aluminum body would be lighter, more efficient, and of course more corrosion-resistant. He was friends with Jimmy Olson, then head of the State Liquor Authority, who agreed with him, and happened to know “Jake” Swirbul, one of the founders of Grumman.
Grumman was the single largest producer of carrier-based planes in WW2, like this F6F Hellcat, and knew a thing or two about aluminum. After the war, it was open to new ways of using its expertise.
The first Grumman aluminum canoe was built in 1945, one year after a Grumman VP got the idea while portaging a heavy wood canoe in the Adirondacks.
The aluminum step van was conceived before the war, but took a bit longer to enter production. But by 1946, Grumman-Olson vans were in production, and they quickly caught on, with large fleets like UPS as well as independents.
UPS was a major G-O customer, until more recent years. Chassis were most typically Chevrolet or Ford., and usually hard-working six cylinder engines did the hard work. It would be interesting to know just what kind of mileage UPS got out of its Chevy 292 and Ford 300 sixes. Of course, with the constant starting and stopping, the total miles may not have been that impressive. But I miss the hard-working sound of a gas six being caned by a UPS driver.
I don’t know the vintage of this Kurb Side, but except for the seats and steering wheel (more on that later), it exudes a rather 50s or early 60s vibe. I couldn’t see properly into the engine well, but I see the air cleaner is off and a can of starting fluid on the dash.
This crop shows what appears to be a Chevy small block V8, likely a more recent transplant. Looks like a relatively more modern distributor.
The steering wheel threw me. It’s not readable in the photo, but it says “Ambassador Power Steering” on the center hub, and looks like it started life on a 1966 Ambassador. That undoubtedly goes for the tilt column too.
This van lives a few blocks down Friendly Street from our house, and was in the driveway until the other day, allowing me a chance to shoot it properly. Its cargo of indoor grow lights and accessories reflects a business that is fairly common in these parts.
The step van delivery truck is primarily an American design and institution, but like many other distinctly American truck designs, is being replaced by European designs. Grumman-Olson went bankrupt in 2001, but was revived by managers as Morgan Olson. They still make a large step van, but the bulk of their business is converting Euro-van based vehicles.
Although the time efficiency of a walk-in van for frequent deliveries is unbeatable, presumably the van-based vehicles with custom bodies are less costly.
The Morgan Olson UDV is a hybrid of the two, adding a curbside door directly from the cargo body to accomplish much the same, although it’s still not quite as efficient (in terms of space and driver movement) as the classic step van.
But these classic step vans will be around for a long time yet. Many are being used as food carts, but others are still at work, like this one, even if it’s a part-time job. I’d love to have one myself; perfect for my winter-time hauling needs.
I’d be happy to just get one of these emblems, to hang on my wall just above my monitor. It might inspire me…to write another Kurbside Classic, by Niedermeyer.
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I have never had any up-close experience with one of these. The Chevy Step-Van seemed a lot more common. The all-aluminum construction must have had a high up-front cost and probably a high collision repair cost as well. It will be interesting to see how Ford fares with the new aluminum F series.
I love the 6 piece windshield. I would imagine that the technology to make that glass in two (or even one) pieces was well established by the mid 50s, but it is interesting to see how they kept the older glass style.
Alluminium is tricky to panel beat but easy to weld its really good stuff and Landrovers have been getting repaired worldwide since 1948 and they have Birmabright alloy bodies, the biggest enemy of alluminium is electrolysis.
Knew someone who had one of these with a Ford six. He worked in the oil patch and there was a bed in the back. Seemed pleased with what he had.
My small business has re-purposed an ex-US Bakery Grumman Olson Kurbsider with 1977 chassis and Propane-Powered Ford 4.9L inline 6 (300c.i.).
In an earlier time, while still hauling bread, it was updated with a 1988 body (still all Aluminum Grumman-Olson).
We are at least the 4th owner of the rig (counting Franz Bakery which is part of US Bakery).
The rig fires up and runs strong with 300K on the odometer. All major components are extremely accessible and easy to maintain. It is the epitome of simplicity with no power steering, no air conditioning, and not even an AM Radio.
These beasts (said with affection) are in demand by food cart entrepreneurs.
The fleet manager at US Bakery has told me that he keeps a 1983 in his current fleet as a back-up and that it is running like new with 500K on its odometer. He added that it is his perception that these older trucks have proven to be more reliable than his newer ones.
I have developed a real affinity for and enjoy driving the now classic rig (the URL in the photo-shopped logo picture attached has changed).
My history with the Ford300 six is a lot more personal. For 3-4 years I had the Ford stretch van (100 series) with that six. I changed because of change of profession not because of any deficiency in the vehicle. Became a teacher with 100 miles downtown Houston commute. I had to rebuild the engine shortly after buying the van and found it was a 240 instead of the advertised 300. My fault because bought it used with salvage title.
The 300 still delivered around 17mpg and you could beat it like a rented mule. Looking back I should have bought a beater and kept the van. It’s probably out there somewhere today, still running.
I believe I’ve seen one or two of these, but from a distance. With the all-aluminum body, it does seem to have a time immemorial quality to it. Going by the photo, were these vans the original UPS fleet before going to their classic body style, or is that simply a retro van in modern UPS colors?
UPS started having their own custom-design vans built later; in the late 40s and 50s, they used these.
I wouldn’t go so far as to call the UPS trucks custom designed, other than the nose the body is the same unit that Morgan Olson, Utilimaster, and AMP (formerly Workhorse and GM’s P division before that) sold to any of their other customers. The chassis that UPS has used is the basic GM/Workhorse/AMP, Ford, or Freightliner chassis that anyone can buy. Yes UPS orders them to their specifications and can probably wring out a few things that aren’t on the standard order sheet due to purchasing them in large quantities.
UPS is very protective of their trucks though and they are never sold except for scrap and they have a very tight contract with anyone that they sell them to as scrap that prevents them from removing anything other than tires, batteries and fluids before crushing them and they require a video of each complete truck going into the crusher.
Here in the GWN UPS got into the Sprinter pretty big after various governments could not resist the temptation to add road taxes to LPG. It turned out to be a disaster as the maintenance costs of the MB chassis was extremely high, and parts exorbitant.
And thusly, UPS went back to their LPG vans, custom made LPG set-ups with no electronics whatsoever. Your fridge is more complicated than this system. It is dirt cheap to install, and LPG runs about 40% less than gasoline around here. Definitely worth it and breakdowns on these vans are rare indeed.
I have seen GM V-8’s go well over a million km on LPG with no major repair. Valve seals on the SBC’s was about all we ever did.
Regrind the cam get a gas carb and run it at 120degrees c and the go well and use very little fuel on LPG
Couldn’t get away with an old school LPG/CNG set up in the US, gotta have the full electronics to be OBD-II compliant and keep the EPA off of their back. The fines could really add up with the number of vehicles in their fleet.
That answers I question I had – did UPS build their own van or were they buying a standard product?
Do they still build their own? What chassis do they use?
Pretty convenient starting, just turn the key while you spray the can.
I’d always wondered how they formed Grumman canoes, and the roof panels on these vans. The answer is a bit simpler than I thought!
I found this great looking van ten months ago next to a diner Saugerties, NY. I didn’t see any legible badging on it and could not investigate more closely as it was on private property. A subsequent Google search turned up the exact same van for sale in Cincinnati a year before. I’d love to know if the new owner drove it the 750 miles to its new home. The ad said it was a 1955 Ford, but some other photos came across said the same van was a Chevy. Thanks, now I know why.
Here it is as I found it in New York state.
I am looking for a manual steering gearbox for 1965 chevy curbside Grumman. find one please call. email@example.com or 610 390 4199 Help!!!! I know they’re around
Would you be interested in a 1952 Olsen curbside?
Is the Grumman still available?
No. I love my Grumman. I won’t part with it. It sustains life. ME. KATHY( Little Star)
I have a 1977 G-O step-van on a 1/2 ton Chevy chassis. Find a pickup of the same year and they are the same. Just the coupler is different, and it unbolts. But I would get a new box. They are still available. Mine is a mini on a 108″ chassis. It’s a little RV and fun truck that I’ve had for over 15 years. I just finished putting in a performance 350 and fresh 700R-4 trans. 30 miles so far.
I have the steering box, the complete steering from my 1959 GMC Grumman. I bought it from a guy that was going to convert it to a mobile ice cream parlor. He decided when he realized welding aluminum was not like welding steel. I used 3 full sheets of 48″ x 96″ 1/8″ aluminum sheets to fill all the holes that previous owner had cut out. Rather than cut and fab the old chassis I set it on a boxed 1973 GMC Suburban. Also have the full 6-piece windshield in perfect shape.
hi I have a 1956 Grumman does anybody what size was the chevy 6 cylinder
261 Chevy straight 6 was what the GMC kirbside came with
I drove a Frito-Lay curb van for a shirt time in the 1970’s…. good trucks , very sturdy .
Mine had a cracked piston that made lots of slapping noise and every so often would foul a spark plug ~ as the job didn’t want to fix it and it wasn’t mine , I’d just pin the accelerator pedal in neutral until it benched out a massive cloud of smoke and began running on all 6 again .
UPS has been using walk-in vans based on Mercedes and Iveco vans for quite some time now. This is a new model, the P70. Clearly based on the Mercedes Sprinter.
I kinda like it step vans are an oddity here the only one Ive ever seen was a Commer but I suspect there are more around somewhere.
Paul, this would make a nice companion for your ’66 Ford F-100!
Volvo built a big walk-in van (walk-in truck) based on its B12M bus-chassis for Schenker.
These are cool looking vans and I do like Aluminum Canoes. A friend who works with Fed Ex prefers the Bread Vans with sliding doors because they take seconds shorter to get out of and there is no risk of a swinging door hitting something. Also, in rigs without AC a sliding door can create a bigger opening.
Looking for a vintage 1950’s nose emblem Olson Kurbside by Grumman
Or some one would allow me to make a mold from theirs .
Great website! I purchased a 1957 Grumman a few years ago. We’ve since put a 1990 Suburban chassis & running gear under it. In the final stages of getting it road worthy. Paint & interior to be determined. It’s been a fun project. Rear tires are wide & looking for some fender options.
Hello i just found a 55 olson kurb side and i need parts !! Were can i find parts ?
I have a 1956 Chevy 3800 (long wheelbase) Olson Kurb side. I have a source for the curved glass in the windsheild and I buy some stuff from Mill Supply in Ohio. I will be removing my body for transplant onto a Chevy Express Chassis and so will have the frame engine trans and rear and all running gear for the truck which includes a rare 5 speed fully synchronized spiced trans and 5.14:1 rear axle. I will also be selling the original steering column, radiator, and heater core. I am presently looking for a rear bumper
where are you getting the windows, I’m just starting on mine and I have to have all the windshield pieces. Thanks Earl Byrom firstname.lastname@example.org
Sean – Do you still have a source for the curved glass? Also, what about the headlamp bezels? I need to source both headlamp bezels and would also replace both sides of the curved glass if I can find them.
Please email me if you have any sources.
Did you find headlight bezels if so were
Hey Kevin, I have the head light bezels from a 1959, not in the greatest of shape, but very repairable. Also have the 6 piece windshield in great shape.
Do you have a place to get the curved windshields?
Hi, Can you share your source for the curved windshield glass? We have a 1959. Thanks!
Mill Supply is the major supplier of step-van parts. They have lots of hard to find parts.
Hi Steve, where is that red and white 57 olson from ? Massachusetts? Here is a pic of mine and yours looks like my friend’s old truck. Not using mine anymore after owning it 43 years! its going on Ebay soon. its a 1964 350 chevy with a turbo 400. ready to go anywhere! Chet
Hey i would love to chat about your van if for sale
How much would you like for the van as I am very interested.
Can you tell me what the wheelbase and track of your suburban chassis is? I’m planning a similar project and just wanted to know the ballpark sizes for planning the body/chassis mounting…
First and foremost…thank you for the website, the readers and the opportunity to help. I enjoyed reading most of the comments and would like to help with a few facts that may need revisions.
The statement “the bulk of their (Morgan Olson) business is converting Euro-van based vehicles.” is far from the truth. The bulk of our business is walk-in vans and has always been walk-in vans. When fuel costs began heading north, we did respond to our customers needs for better fuel efficiencies…thus the UDV (Ultimate Delivery Vehicle) was created on the Ford Transit and Sprinter cab chassis BUT this never made up the major of our business. As a matter of fact we’re seeing an increase in “larger” walk-in van demand.
visit http://www.morganolson.com for new and historic walk-in van information…we provide parts support too at http://www.morganolsonparts.com The 1956 Kurbside shown prior on this page and many models after that still have great parts support here at Morgan Olson. I’m attaching an image of historical Walk-in van photos for you all to enjoy!
Great to see someone from Morgan Olson on here: Today is my first day. Can you tell me is there a source within your parts group for the curved windshield pieces for a 56 Chevy Kurbside? Or, alternatively, is there a more modern two piece solution to replace what was a six piece windshield? Has Morgan olson ever considered holding a few truck jamborees around the country perhaps associated with other events like Sturgis or the carlisle show?
Morgan Olson Walk-In Vans
A legacy like no other…
A Legacy like no other
Looking for a front bumper for my ’57 Grumman Kurbside. 75 inches. Thanks!
Just bought this 56 model. Looking forward to the project. Was running when parked a few years ago! Nice article, has gave me inspiration.
Have almost the same one color and all where do you sorce the glass ?
Have almost the same one color and all where do you source the glass ?
Front windshield is at any place that cuts auto glass. Match the molding, glass is about 127.00. It’s flat. Kathy.
I have owned this one over 14 years
gary do you still have your 56 model. hows project comming along? are you wanting to sell it?
Sadly, I haven’t had much time to work on it. I’d entertain offers but haven’t gave up on the project.
Gary if you are still thinking of selling yours feel free to email me or call me
Efishncguru4u at Gmail dot com or 61Oh Two 9 Nine Ate Oh Nine 1
Just picked up this 61 Kurbside with a Ford 300 6 cylinder. Cool little ride!
are you interested to sell it?
steve are you interested to sell cash?
Not at this time. Thanks for asking tho. Steve
Do U have personal email so we can connect??
Thank you brother!
Steve I see you work on few of this kurb vans,
Would u be interested sell me white one- good cash offer!?
This is hilarious. That is my Kurbside! I did a double take when i realized it was mine.
The author was correct on all fronts with the modifications.
It rides on a chevy one ton chassis with a small block V8. Unfortunately I have not had the time or money to pour into the project yet, but it will hopefully begin the transformation next summer.
Are you in eugene too? I have a 65 with a 6.6l sb chevy. Building to about 500 hp and 500 ftlb. Destined to be a party bus and OCF lot van.
Ben, I live just a few blocks from you, on 22nd. Love your van!
Paul. I may have been unclear as i was intending to address you but responded under Ben. I have another Eugene kurbside. In addition to mine and Ben’s, i know of two more kurbsides. My anecdotal experience leads me to suspect eugene is kind of a kurbside vortex. I am restoring mine currently. Very good shape but not stock. Ill let you know when im done.
Thanks! I really love it, cannot wait to get her on the road.
You noted the ’66 Rambler steering wheel and column, oddly enough I am trying to get a ’66 Rambler right now as a grocery getter.
Staylor, I’m in the market for a kurbside. Can you provide me with any leads? I prefer a driver as I have little time to build out at the moment.
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Hey guys I’m new to this blog I am asking for help getting a 6 piece replacement windshield please let me know if you have any leads I’m having a tough time finding the rounded corners I have a 1956
Lance- eBay sells them
Guys can you please reapply to me! I am looking what is exact measurements of body Grumman step van-
1949-1955 year wight In middle of van.
Basically measurements from one side to other side.
I am wanting to see if this van will fit on 82″ wide trailer.
Thanks from any help
Hi did anyone you ever find the weight, length and width of the Grumman van as I am also trying to find out information on a 1958 with gmc chassis, body about 15 feet long, Thanks
Looking for a new instrument cluster for a 1987 Kurbmaster, the back of mine has a printed circuit board (with thick heavy solder lines) that has fried.n Also a wiring diagram of the entire vehicle.
My wife and I just bought a 1967 Grumman Olson Kurb Side. Anyone know where I can get parts. Need a rear bumper. We are in Port Ewen NY My E-mail is : email@example.com
I have FOR SALE a 1956 Grumman Olson Body on a 1956 Chevy 3800 chassis. This is not the cute little 1/2 ton truck. This is a Beefy truck with 10,000 GVW. The 3800 Chassis has a 135″ wheelbase: a foot longer than the standard 123″ Wheelbase. It also has heavy duty springs, an original spicer 5 speed fully synchromesh transmission and a 5:14 Dana full floating rear in it. The length of this body make it desirable for camper duty or for food prep. the length would also make it a dramatic slam vehicle. Yet it is completely restorable
I bought the truck sight unseen assuming iit was the smaller truck with the intention of putting it on an S-10 Frame but when we went to pick it up we found it is too big for an S-10 chassis as it has the 135″ Wheelbase. In looking around and researching, I think the best chassis fit for it is the GMC/Chevy Savannah/ Express Chassis at 135.5″.
When we picked it up the front wheels were locked up. Since then we got them to roll. I have not tried to start the engine yet. The engine looks like the 235 inch six but I have not conclusively ruled out that it might be the more rare 261 cubic inch six. The truck is still sitting on its original split rims in the back with a bit more festive wagon wheels in the front.
The body has a dent in the top right front cab corner. See picture. There is also a small 2″ tear in the aluminum on the front vertical edge of the drivers side wheel well. Someone has also placed a “patch” over the former hole for the drivers side door lock. The drivers side rear door has a slight upward bend to it and both rear doors have some holes from folks screwing hasps on them. All six windshield pieces have fogging on the edges. the flat pieces are easy to find in proper plate glass. The curved pieces are not easy to find in auto glass without fogging in them. I do have a source for a plexiglass version of these pieces.
The interior floor and engine surround are all there: we just took them off for pictures. The instrument panel is intact. the shift lever moves freely and the ebrake handle moves begrudgingly (cable is likely rusted). The underside has some surface rust but no huge flaking and nothing structural seems amiss. The passenger side door works as do the rear doors. the drivers door has been locked shut and needs to be unbolted. the seat is there but needs fresh foam and recovering.
If you have some interest in this truck or know someone who does you can call me at 6 One Oh Two 9 Nine Ate Oh Nine 1. I got it without the title but am in contact with the person who owned the company that had it before the person I got it from. He says it ran when parked and was used for a service truck for a truck repair company. We are trying to apply for a duplicate Maryland title. If they can not get a duplicate title in Maryland (the company that owned it is closed) then I can not title it where I live in PA until I get it running and have a state inspector give it an enhanced inspection and have it pass.
In the last month, I came across a 1949 Ford F-6 COE so I bought it. The frame is already stripped and I have a Duramx and Allison to go into it. This winter we will tend to the body while the frame is off getting bagged.
So, I am looking for best offer for this truck. At present there is a short wheelbase version of this truck on Ebay with the bids at $4K. If I can not get what I want for it, its likely we will keep it til warmer weather and My grandson and I will begin it as our summer project. Our vision originally was to soda blast a shorty body, polish the hell out of the exterior, spray foam the interior, install roof top AC and put it on a slammed Savannah Chassis with LS engine and a tilt telescope from a caprice Wagon. If we keep it, we might do the same but rig it for fast food. Holler with interest by phone or email to Efishncguru4u at GMAIL dot com. feel free to pass this along. S
Nice ! .
You have to post some idea of what you think it’s worth before expecting any serious replies…..
I see a really good $1,000 project but then I’m in the L.A. basin where trucks like these are just sitting with little rust and get crushed for scrap (! SACRILEGE !) on a regular basis .
You’re in rust country so a solid rig should have more interest .
As you’ve said it’s prolly ready to make a great mobile work shop , IIRC in 1955 these larger chassis all came with the desirable 261C.I. i6 engine standard .
Spicer 5 speed is great too, title shouldn’t be difficult, use a “Mechanic’s Lien” , here in Cal. it’s only $200 and only a VIN verification is necessary .
Good luck with this amazingly rare rig .
Good afternoon, many excellent conversations here. I too am looking for curved glass and also a set of headlamp bezels, I have a 68 and mine are made of plastic instead of the aluminum ones I have also seen. My driver’s side has disintegrated and the passenger is starting to crack. Any assistance will be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Kevin
Sorry – Here are photos of the headlamp bezels I am searching for.
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Hello I believe I have a 1959 Grumman , I am trying to decode the vin , contains 13 characters , does anyone know where I can decode it.
Great thread about the cargo vans of the past. I saved one about a year ago and it’s now a well running daily driver! I’m planning on selling it within the next 30 days and figured I would throw it out to the forums before I entertain the “craigslist crazy’s”. Its a 1960 Olson Kurbside on the Ford P-300 chassis. Original 223 straight six that runs perfect, T98 transmission and Rockwell 9″ rear end. If your interested I can go into more details as it’s had a lengthy list of updated and replaced parts! Located in Boise, Idaho. 208.573.2905 woodsrider33 @ hotmail.com
Interseted. Please call 609-847-2820. Thx Erik
Love this site…Thanks!..Looking for a complete grille and upper aluminum logo reach thru panel and misc. parts for my 1960 Grumman Olson GMC Step Van.
Any help would be greatly appreciated and rewarded !
Looking for a curbside placard for the front of my 55
Steve in ny
Just started project
Hi Dan- Any chance you are on the east coast?
I noticed that there are different windshield styles for 1955. I have seen photos claiming to be a 1955 with the side portion of the windshield being a more rectangular style and others with a more rounded style. I recently purchased one titled as a 1955 and I have the rounded style. Is there a reliable way to determine what body style I have? I found an Aerobilt Bodies plate with a serial number T3-12C-2636, what does this identify?
Hello- we recently purchased a 1961 Grumman Olsen step van that has been sitting in a field for over 20 years. We are trying to figure out exactly what the engine/ chassis is. It looks like the engine is a Chevy, but the only marking we can find on it is GM27 38366488 (I think, it is really rusty).
i have a 1966 grumman olsen ford chassis looking for parts on the web,… not easy…break parts, master cylinder, clutch cylinder, wheel cylinders, gas throttle cable, curved window etc…contact firstname.lastname@example.org
1967 Dodge slant 6 137 Wb just got it home. 3 speed has been swapped out with a 4 speed.
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I have a 1951 Kurbside Van
Trying to sell it .
I haven’t had any luck ,
Trying to sell
Does anyone know of a good source of front side window glass?
So my sisters and I have inherited a 1972/73 Mercedes-Benz/ Daimler-Benz L508DG step van that still runs from our father. We have not had any luck locating any others and would be thrilled if anyone had photos to share of theirs. Ours looks like an original conversion, but not sure. Any help would be SOOOO appreciated. We are currently trying to restore/fix up as our dad loved this camper and put so much into it. 😊 The amazing thing is after 6 years of not starting, it started right up with some new batteries. It’s has no brakes, needs a new clutch and an oil change and she’s good to go (besides interior and some electrical stuff.) Thank you for taking the time to read.
I am retrofitting a 1952 Grumman Step Van that began its life a a Sunbeam Bread Truck. I need to find an a windshield wiper kit with the motor, blades, arms, switch, wipers. Starting with nothing in place.
I’m looking for a power steering conversion kit for my 1957 Grumman Olson Step Van. Any suggestions? I can’t seem to find one that is compatible. It has a V8 Small 350 Engine
Here is my 62′ I got in 2008. Its a 4×4 with a 350 and power steering. I daily drove it for a while after I did most of the work to it. Still ha e some things I’d like to finish.
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Ich heiße Stefan komme aus Deutschland und habe einen 57 Grumman Olsen. Ich suche auch das Runde eckfenster auf der Beifahrerseite. Und einen dichtungssatz für die komplette Frontscheibe. Es super wenn mir jemand behilflich wäre.
can anyone tell me where i might find an aluminum driver side slide door with slide up window for a 68 ih metro 1500 any help would be greatly appreciated thanks eddie
looking for driver side aluminum slider door with slide up window for 68 ih metro 1500
Wow, this story really hit a nerve and still does. Maybe I saw these in the 60s but for the life of me can’t recall an instance where I did but nice to see there is apparently a large fan base to preserve them.
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Does anyone know which rad support was used in a Grumman Chevy P10 . I am guessing it’s from a van that has been altered but would like to know for sure as it needs replacing.
Hi All – I’m looking to source a radiator for a 1960 Olsen Grumman Van. If anyone has any leads, please reach out.
Hello, I have a radiator that was in my 1959 Grumman Curb side. I do not know if it was original but it was bolted in the original support and the hoses were in the right place. It had been cut up pretty bad. Four holes were 2′ x 4′, two on each side, two holes 3′ x 4′ one on each side. I welded new aluminum in these openings. The reason for this information is to explain why I did not restore it. I offered it on Craigs list for anyone who wanted to restore it. I have the three piece windshields (both sides) and the radiator that I won’t be using. It’s new role in life is a mobile coffee roaster Kiosk.
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Here is my 1979 GMC 8 cylinder 5.7 liter with the crate engine. I paid $2000 CAD in December 2021. Working on the fuel delivery system and new fuel pump since it was powered by propane for the last 43 years.
@ Jim :
A Grumman body no less ! .
Long live the P-Van .