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  Owned by Anthony and Henry Carrasco
Monterey Peninsula (Salinas) ,California
21 April 2008
# 2312

From Henry :

           This is our 1953 Chevy 3100 5 window. This truck was originally built in Los Angeles, California. It worked on a dairy in Solvang, CA until the 1970's when it was parked.

           The second owner bought it and restored it in the 1980's [ pix ]. He used it as a work truck for his gardening business.

           We bought it in 2000 to work on a little but never planned to do a full restoration. It was in really good shape when we bought it, so we had a good foundation to start with. We did a few things to it between 2000 and 2005, such as the engine chrome and interior chrome pieces.

           We finally decided to do some work in the summer of 2006, and it went further than originally planned.

           The truck was under construction [ pix ] for one and a half years until it was finally done in March 2008. It sits on the original frame with Jim Meyer I.F.S up front, and Heidt's 4-link in the back.

           The engine [ pix ] is a strong running and great sounding 292 inline six bored over .030 backed by a 200R4. The interior [ pix ] was modified with split bench leather seats, Flaming River column, banjo steering wheel, Lokar shifter, chromed trim, gauges, and door panels [ pix ].

           The bed [ pix ] is oak with stainless strips. The wheels are 17 inch Billet Specialties SLG60.

           Here is a neat shot from the back and a bigger front shot.

           Thanks for looking.


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