Simon Pidgeon's

1951 Chevy 3100 1/2-Ton Stepside

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10 May 2005

From Simon: 


      Hi! I just bought a 1951 Chevy 3100 1/2-ton Stepside from California. It's in need of some restoration work and general work for the MOT *.

      Here's a list of things I'm doing to make it fly through the MOT:

  • full set of shackles front and back (old ones were worn oval in the holes)
  • spring eyed bolt bushes front and back
  • new shocks all round
  • new wiring harness
  • new lights all round
  • license plates and brackets
  • engine mounts
  • gearbox mounts
  • brake overhaul
  • new handbrake cables
  • new flexy hoses
  • new master cylinder repair kit
  • brake cylinder repair kits and spring
  • indicators / speedo repair kits

      And the list goes on but it will be worth all the effort!

      Please feel free to contact me for more photos of restoration and what's been done so far. I will be happy to give any information I have to help other people like me in their restoration. Anything they need, I will be glad to help. If I can't, I know a few people who can.

Upton (a small village in Great Britain)
(All the way from the UK)

* After posting this new entry in the Gallery, Ohpant sent us some info, too: "The MOT is the UK's annual Ministry of Transport roadworthiness test. Applies to all vehicles over a certain age -- three or five years old, something like that." Thanks Ohpant ~~ Editor

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