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#1085533 - Sat Feb 14 2015 03:34 AM 1953 5 Window 3100
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Registered: Tue Jan 01 2013 12:14 PM
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Loc: Washington
I purchased this truck from I believe the third owner in Bend Oregon February of 2011. This truck spent almost all its life in the Medford Oregon area. It was assembled in Oakland California. Some interesting features is it has all the original date coded tinted glass with exception of the windshield. The truck came with the coppertone color and the front bumper was gray in color. It was repainted some time ago once to a lighter yellow. Another option is the side mounted spare tire. The original 216 gave up the ghost a couple years ago with approx. 39K on the odometer. When I tore into the 216, I noticed it had a stock bore. A replacement 235 from a 56 sedan was installed. The truck still retains its 3sp on the tree transmission and torque tube rear end. Currently the truck is in my shop, the body is off the frame on a dolly and the frame is disassembled, clean and repainted. I have a lot of work to do but am really enjoying the work and the threads on the stovebolt forum. This place is a wealth of knowledge and have already been very valuable so far. Look forward to posting some updates in the future, but here is the truck as I purchased it. http://s1379.photobucket.com/user/sstock6264/library/1953%20Chevrolet%203100?sort=4&page=1
Steve Stock
Gig Harbor, Wa


Edited by sstock (Sun Feb 15 2015 09:13 AM)
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#1085586 - Sat Feb 14 2015 02:07 PM Re: 1953 5 Window 3100 [Re: sstock]
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Registered: Tue Dec 11 2001 12:00 PM
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Loc: Boiling Springs, S. C. 29316
Nice truck Steve. Keep us posted as you ago along. You may want to start a thread in the DIY forum and add to as you go.
Nice "optioned" truck.
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#1095250 - Thu Apr 02 2015 10:51 PM Re: 1953 5 Window 3100 [Re: sstock]
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Hope to get started back on the truck this spring. Pretty ,much decided to bring it back to its no frills farm truck status which will include some bias ply light truck tires and reproduction gray hub caps.
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#1103393 - Mon May 18 2015 09:03 AM Re: 1953 5 Window 3100 [Re: sstock]
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Starting back on her now. Was able to get my sister's mustang out of my shop. Frame is done, engine trans is done and assembled. Now it is time to start hanging the suspension back on the frame.
http://www.nloc.net/photopost/data/2692/medium/IMG_01544.JPG
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#1104346 - Sat May 23 2015 09:10 AM Re: 1953 5 Window 3100 [Re: sstock]
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Had a great day in the garage and managed to get a few things done. Replaced both axle bearings and seals. While I had it apart, I swabbed out the axle tubes and cleaned the ring and pinion, spiders and pinion gears. Checked the torque tube seal. Disassembled the rear leaf springs, glass beaded and painted, then reassembled them. The frame got new sleeves and pivot bolts and shackle kits, plus shocks and brakes. The truck had a pretty good lean to it before disassembly, turned out the pivot bolt sleeves and shackles were very worn. Also, the truck got new rear parking brake cables. Rear Suspension


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#1109715 - Tue Jun 23 2015 11:54 AM Re: 1953 5 Window 3100 [Re: sstock]
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Chassis is just about done, just have to hang the radiator and core support.

http://s1379.photobucket.com/user/sstock6264/media/MVI_0218_zps7bn1cygi.mp4.html
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#1213221 - Sat Apr 15 2017 02:08 PM Re: 1953 5 Window 3100 [Re: sstock]
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Loc: Washington
Update:
Pretty much have all the cab inside and out, sheet metal and bed all stripped to bare metal. Interesting enough the truck was dealer undercoated before delivery, when I scraped off the bottom of the inner fenders and front radiator support baffle I found the most glossy black unmolested paint. Here I thought all these years that the inner fenders and such were always semi gloss. I know this post is insignificant to most but to the original and purist guys, you might get a kick out of this.
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#1213343 - Sun Apr 16 2017 07:56 AM Re: 1953 5 Window 3100 [Re: sstock]
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Registered: Fri Jul 01 2016 04:18 PM
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Loc: ny
great work on the frame
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