After having this for 14 years and no time to work on it or get it running, I have recently been able to get it running and driving. This truck is especially important because we grew up with my grandfathers/dads 1953 Chevrolet 1-ton stake bed. This truck was found by my dad and I back in 2003 and it was supposed to be a father son project, but as life goes, we were a little too busy
Thank fully we pried it from the PO before he but a mustang II front clip, ACK!!!
New rebuilt carb, all new fuel lines and NOS dual action fuel pump' converted oil bath to paper element air filter.
Ignition, all new wires (OE, no rubber boots); new plugs, points, condensor, cap and ballast; new AC Delco voltage regulator
Had to run aux oil line to fix starvation problem to the rockers
All new wiring front to back; all connections soldered, all wires covered with braided sleeve
Gauges reworked and functional; new temp gauge and 12v fuel gauge
All new brakes, with new shoes, wheel cylinders, master cylinder, new stainless steel brake lines
ordered new seat cover from the filling station, Spanish grain brown
All new shocks and shackles; have some wild steering to work on still
Other than few last items to work on with door glass and regulators, this truck is pretty much ready to go. I will probably give it to may dad for him to enjoy, but only after it is 100% sound and safe for him to drive