Eric Coulter's

1952 Chevrolet 3100 1/2-Ton


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29 September 2005

From Eric:

        Here are a couple of updated pictures of our 1952 3100. We've had the truck about 2.5 or 3 years now.

        As you can see, we've replaced the stock painted grille and bumper with new chrome. Additionally, we've replaced other miscellaneous trim pieces such as the headlight trim rings and hood emblems.

        I had hopes of having it torn down and repainted last winter but spent most of the winter replacing the engine in our '46 1/2-ton. Don't know if I'll ever really get it done as it just don't sit that long!


  

Eric Coulter
"JED"
Stovebolter # 4545
Suburb of Denver, Colorado

                  Well, if you think this is a nice truck ... you should see what happen to him (1946 1/2-ton) the day after we put this in the Gallery! Can you say "Two Stovebolts?" And if that wasn't enough (another 1952 1/2-ton) -- well, let's just say his wife refers to him as a "frequent shopper" Plus, Eric's got some additional pictures if you want to see them here. And Eric always has such a good story to tell. I LIKE it!~~ Editor


17 September 2004

From Eric:

          My name is Eric Coulter, Stovebolt name JED. I'm now residing in a north eastern suburb of Denver, CO. I currently own a 1952 Chevrolet 3100 half-ton pickup.

          I bought my truck about a year ago on eBay, looking like these pictures. Nice thing is it was only about 45 minutes away from my house. I went and looked at it, won the auction, and drove it home.

          I'm told the body and paint work was done around 1985 or so. It's about due for an update. The interior was completed somewhere in that era, but the gray cloth seat, door panels, and headliner still appear almost new. For power, it contains a mid 70's 250 cid six, with HEI distributor, a split manifold and duals. Man I love that sound. The remainder of the driveline continues to be a stock 4-speed and torque tube rear-end.

          Since I've owned it, I've been trying to improve the cosmetics of the truck. I've removed the painted grille and front bumper, replacing them with chrome. I've also refinished the wood side boards and tail gate, replaced all of the bezels on the head and parking lights. Mechanically, I've tuned and retuned, replaced the fuel pump, added fuel filters, and replaced the pilot bushing and throw-out bearing.

          Mainly though, I've just driven the heck out of it. I'm hoping this winter to tear it down, redo the body, paint, and bed wood. Hope to have more pictures to post after that.

          For what it's worth, I think you guys have an awesome sight. A lot of good information and helpful users.

Eric Coulter
"JED"
Stovebolter # 4545
Suburb of Denver, Colorado



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