A 'virtual garage' of antique Chevy & GMC trucks from around the World
1951 Canadian Chev 1300 AD Shortbox
12 September 2007
From Vic :
I wanted to share something on Photobucket with you! This picture above is the "before" of my off frame resto. It is a 1951 Canadian 1300 AD Chev Shortbox. I have had this truck since 2004. I have recently retired and am having fun dismantling and rebuilding parts of the truck. I hope to build this dream of a real nice era in trucks, brought back to life for everyone's enjoyment. I know it will appeal to those who like these old trucks as much as I do.
I have always desired a 5-window and was lucky enough to find a real nice 1949 5-window cab from Arizona that will replace the original.
So far, dismantling is done. The rolling chassis has been blasted, repaired, epoxy primered and painted. A new IFS is next. New springs and bushings installed.
This truck was found locally in an area known for cold winters, salted roads and lots of humidity. A rare find in these parts. I have given myself a five year window to do this massive project. The first year into it so far, it seems like the five year window should be adequate.
A big thank you goes out to all my fellow Bolters and many thanks to the Stovebolt Staff for all their help with this site.