One of our most recent projects is a 1958 GMC Task Force Pickup Truck. The Task Force was created as a successor to the "Advance Design" series and ran on the GMC lineup from 1955 - 1959. It was the second series and is often referred to amongst collectors as the "Blue Chip" Series line of trucks. 1958 saw the introduction of the "Fleetside" or "Wideside" bed. This bed was a whopping 6.5' X 8.5', and considered extra-large for its time. This same year also introduced a complete and significant front-end redesign from previous years with a much wider grill that included four headlights embedded directly within the grill itself. 1958 was the 50th anniversary year for GMC and to celebrate this model was one of the first to come factory equipped with air conditioning. A costly endeavor, which ultimately paid off in sales.
The client requested a full restoration of this iconic truck. We have installed a brand new 316 CID engine, as well as a completely new wiring harness with modern wiring. The paint scheme is a beautiful two-tone of turquoise blue and dover white, with polished chrome trim. That same design flows smoothly into the interior. The main cabin is the same turquoise blue, and we have trimmed the steering column and dashboard in dover white, with all of the knobs, shifters and even the four-part ash tray finished in chrome.