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Owned by Rob Brown
Fruitland, Idaho
 
27 October 2008
# 2460

From Rob :

This is my 1953 Chevrolet 1/2-ton. It was purchased by my Uncle in 1976 from a farmer in the Boise, Idaho area. My Uncle started the restoration but then he unexpectedly passed away in 1978.

My Mother had the truck ever since. She had it painted this color (don't know why). Anyway, we drove the truck until 1995 and it was parked. [ Interior view ]

Mom gave me the truck in September 2008. I plan to do a full body off restoration. I am interested in keeping the truck as original as possible.

In 1978, my Uncle could not find the correct "3100" identification plate, so he put this one on. I think it was part of his sense of humor.

I am an insurance agent now but worked for a Chevrolet dealer as a tech for quite some time. I am also doing some work for a restoration shop in my area, "Storey's Garage" and will be doing the restoration at that shop.

I have had some trouble finding a good resource to get the information I need to make this original. That is -- until I found Stovebolt.com.

I need to know what a deluxe cab is and how do I know if I have one? Where can I find factory colors and interior options for 1953. Can you tell me why the grille on my truck is painted and not chrome. If anyone can help, let me know.

Thanks,

Rob

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