1953 Chevrolet 1/2-Ton
From Rob :
I caught the restoration bug from a random encounter at work. I happened to hear two guys in my building discussing their cars in a hallway and mentioned a local Friday night event where folks bring their classics and muscle cars. From there, I became good friends with them and suddenly had to join their "club."
Being in Texas, I knew I wanted a pickup and decided that an AD model would suit me just fine. I made it my second job to check Craigslist, Hemmings, OldCarOnline, and OldRide. I eventually found a local seller of this 1953 Chevy 1/2-ton.
This truck has been passed around at least a half dozen times. So who knows how many POs there are. But I do know that the previous owner got this truck cheap because the previous, previous owner had taken the truck to settle a gambling debt.
I took my two car-guy buddies to take a look and they gave her the thumbs up. After a discussion with my wife and giving her my best puppy-dog eyes impression, Dottie was mine. I have started uploading more photos to her Photobucket account!
Now I am a beginner to automotive mechanics, so this is very much a learning experience. But I have a great passion for cars, driving, and a special place in my heart for Austin Healeys. I think this í53 will be a great initial foray into this crazy world of restorations. Iím looking forward to learning more about my truck and getting to know the folks on this wonderful site!