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Owned by Vidal Garza
"av8tor"
Bolter # 20373
Fort Irwin, California

Talking about this truck
in the Welcome Center


21 March 2009
# 2573

See more photos on Photobucket

From Vidal :

I found this 1953 Chevrolet pickup truck on-line. It was on a farm in Chattanooga, Oklahoma. I flew there (I am a retired Army aviator) in early March to get it. I paid for it and loaded it up for shipment back to me in California.

My Dad had one of these Advance Design Chevy trucks -- I believe it was a 1950. This is my first old truck restoration. I am going to restore this one, paint it green, like the one we use to have. I plan to fix it, but only to original condition -- not a hot rod or for show.

Additional images: passenger side / driver side

When I tried to start up the truck, I found some interesting things -- like the oil filter assembly had been removed and the holes plugged up. ??

I got the engine to crank and turn, but it did not start. So I commenced to put my "troubleshooting" abilities to good use. One main reason is that it was not getting any gas to the carb. The in-line gas filter was dry as a bone!!!

I ran drove to the gas station, purchased a five gallon can and the gas to go with it and returned to see if I could get it started. Again, No-joy!! I think the fuel pump is shot. So I ordered a fuel pump and filter. More to follow when I get them in the mail.

I sit inside the truck sometimes in the evenings, sipping on a cold Coors.... and it takes me back to my Dad in his 1950 3100 driving me to elementary school in the early sixties. Boy the good old days!!!

Thanks for posting it.

Vidal

"FLY ARMY"

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