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  Owned by Rob Kirkpatrick
Jenkintown, Pennsylvania
03 November 2008
# 2464

From Rob :

Here are some before and after pictures of my 1954 Chevy 3100 5 window.

I came along this truck last November while searching New Jersey's Craigís list. The truck was in very rough shape with major rust covering 95% of the truck both inside and out.

I ended up paying $2000 for the truck with a spare motor and trans and a crate full of spare parts. Looking back I might have paid a bit much for what I got but I believe it was worth it since these trucks are hard to come by in and around Philadelphia where I live.

I started with the sections of the truck that were rotted or dented the worst. I ended up wire wheeling the entire truck and marinating the raw metal in heavy rust inhibiting paint. [ Peak at the interior ]

For now, it sits in black until all of the body work is done.

I have left the bed sides untouched since I didnít want to paint over the history of the truck. On one side it says Aura NJ, which I found to be a small town near Glassboro. The left side of the tuck reads Jerry Gould, Monroeville NJ.

I wish I could find out exactly where and what this truck was used for but have come up with nothing.

The truck did run when I bought it but it was hardly road worthy. The motor had no oil filter so I swapped one off of a spare engine that came with the truck. The frame was patched and welded in the section right behind the cab. Iím assuming from the water running down the back of the cab and sitting.

I have lowered the truck with leaf springs all around and I think I will leave it sit like it is.

I have gotten everything on the inside of the truck operational as well, right down to the dome light.

I use this truck almost every day after work and plan to leave it the way it is until something breaks.

Hope you like it!

Thanks,

Rob Kirkpatrick

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