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#1201531 - Thu Jan 26 2017 04:35 AM Hello from Minnesota
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Registered: Wed Dec 07 2016 11:20 PM
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Loc: minnesota
As the name reads, my wife and I are proud owners of a 53 GMC 3/4T pickup. It's kinda special to us because my wifes grandfather bought it new and it was what my wife learned to drive in (a long time ago). It was a hard used farm truck and it shows.

My wife's brother bought it from her grandfather in the late 70's to restore in tech school. Unfortunately he was killed in a motercycle accident shortly after he started it. The truck sat in one of the grandfathers pole barns till the early 90's when we bought it.

The truck has sat in storage for the last 25 years. The plan was that once we pay the house off, we can start the truck. We have 2 years till we can "offically" start. Though much of the body and interior is in parts, it is very complete. We moved the truck to where I'm going to work on it last fall. We started cleaning it up and inventorying the boxes of parts in the cab. My wife's eyes lit up like it was Christmas from the memories that came up. It was special.

We've decided that the goal is to restore it to mainly original while leaving some character. This is where this forum comes in. I've worked on cars all my life and I plan on doing everything myself other then machining. Hopefully when I get hung up on something I have other minds to pick.
#1201692 - Thu Jan 26 2017 11:56 PM Re: Hello from Minnesota [Re: 53gmc150]
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Registered: Wed Jul 28 2004 12:00 PM
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Loc: Janesville, Mn
Plenty of good info here.
What part of Minnesota?

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#1201736 - Fri Jan 27 2017 10:49 AM Re: Hello from Minnesota [Re: 53gmc150]
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Registered: Tue Dec 11 2001 12:00 PM
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Loc: Boiling Springs, S. C. 29316
Welcome to the Stovebolt. Fantastic story and always special when it has family ties. We are here to help you on your journey and we do that best when you ask questions in the best suited garage forums. Engine questions in Engine Forum and paint and body in the Paint and Body work forum...ect.
Quite a few bolters here from Mn. so watch for them.
1937 Chevy Pickup
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1950 Chevy Coupe

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#1201749 - Fri Jan 27 2017 11:49 AM Re: Hello from Minnesota [Re: 53gmc150]
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Loc: Seattle, Wa.
welcome to the site! Cool story, and great to hear your wife is on board!

1955 Chevy 6400 ex-flatbed (no bed now!)
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1958 Chevy 6400 flatbed W/dump
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1959 Chevy Suburban Owned for almost 20 years, Daily Driver -- sold May 2016
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