Picked up this truck last week. I have been driving past this thing going to my buddy's house for 3 or 4 years I guess it has been out there. A mechanic had it and it moved around some. Every time I saw it, I'd say - Russ should buy that cool ass truck at the top of the hill. Well dang if I didn't finally stop after Russ bought some parts off of me and I had a pocket with some cash in it. Well dang if the guy didn't sell it to me. I have searched high and low and can't find much information on these. The front fenders and grille are unique! It's got an Army plate says it's a model 424V, weighs 6200 lbs. There are a ton of pictures in my album. http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/media/albums/1955-gmc-424v-4x2-platform-stakebed.44662/ Anyone have a lead on a manual or any good information on these? It has a great running 302 6 cylinder with what looks like a Holley 2100. On the one thread I found with information on stovebolt.com I read some of them came with a Holley carb and some with a rochester. It's got a 5 speed (granny 1) and is really all remarkably original and the only rust in it is the driver door because the window is gone. Carl5coupe and Bradsmonster helped me fix up a temporary gas tank yesterday and after Brad got the needle valve unstuck on the carb we drove it and went for a good ride! Got all the way up to 35 MPH!!! Brakes don't work but the emergency brake on the drive shafts works good enough to let you ride it. What a damn blast I tell ya!! Anyway - anyone know anything more about these GMC's?