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Owned by Dana Huber
"Fast 1952Oregon"
Bolter # 5557
Bend, Oregon

07 February 2009
# 2528

From Dana :

Hello everyone. This is my 1952 Chevrolet 1/2-ton Deluxe 5-window named Oswald. This truck has been in the family since 1977 when my Uncle John bought it from an older man in Astoria, Oregon.

In 1978 the truck was painted the Royal Blue metallic and was a daily driver.

After my Uncle passed away in a car accident in the early '80's, the truck was put in storage until 2003, when my older brother and I started restoring it, mainly the drivetrain. My senior year in high school, I drove the truck. I earned Best Ride when I graduated and ever since, I've been slowly upgrading it:

  • front and rear sway bars
  • front stabilizer
  • new tie rod
  • tapered roller bearings
  • 3:55.1 rear end gears
  • 4 speed manual
  • rebuilt 216 (now I'm converting to a 235)
  • all new glass tinted
  • new king pins
  • 12 volt system
  • electric fan
  • air horns behind the grille

Right now, my buddy Darrel and I are re-doing all the body work and plan on rolling Oswald out in Black Satin paint for a little while.

Everything that stops the truck has been rebuilt, replaced or restored.

I've got some photos attached of my 235 motor that you might like as well.  I went with the Clifford intake / headers. They're both ceramic coated, as well as the oil canister on the back driver's side of the motor. The 350 cfm Holley circle track mounted on an inch spacer, has a blue flame camshaft, port and polished head. It looks great but I still need to get the valve cover/side cover chrome plated. 

Ported and polished head, 235 bored out .60 over -- not sure what kind of pistons to use. Thinkin' Silv o lites.

I plan on using Bear Claw latches and a very, very loud sound system with a custom made seat that will fold up to expose two 10 inch L7 kickers, and a Rockford amplifier. Also plan on making a roll cage that will house all the wires for the head unit and speakers mounted in the headliner.

Other images: rear :: getting started

That's about it. I'll add more pics as they happen.

I can't say thanks enough for your web site. It's helped me out a bunch of times.

Dana Huber


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