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.