John Burns'

1954 Chevy 3100

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29 May 2006 -- Memorial Day. Let us all remember those who have gave it all ...
# 1537

From John:

           I am forwarding a picture of my '54 Chevy 3100 to you and the Stovebolt Gallery.

           I purchased this truck a few years ago and have gradually refined it to my liking. When I bought the truck, it was missing a number of pieces and it was in desperate need of a tune-up. I immediately gave it a good tune-up and have since located a correct splash apron for the front end and a correct under bed spare tire carrier, replaced the hubcaps with correct caps, etc. I have also added chrome bumpers on the front and rear; manufactured the side boards; added turn signals and seat belts among a host of other improvements. I still have some things that I'd like to do.

           This truck is pretty much in original condition, including the drive train, which is a 235, with a 3 speed transmission.

           I learned to drive on a first series '55 that my Father bought in 1973. He paid $85 for the truck and he and I painted it in our driveway. A quart of paint and a couple of brushes and the truck looked like a million dollars. I searched for the '55 for years, but settled on a '54.

           My two young sons enjoy "their truck" more than I do and they never pass up an opportunity to go for a ride or to a car show.

           I enjoy the SBP and check it several times a day. I believe it is an invaluable source of information and experts, some of whom have helped me out.

John Burns
Bolter # 6659
NE Pennsylvania

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