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Owned by Carl Riemann

One of the early entries

From Carl:

This is a 1951 Chevy half ton that is mechanically original except for the pressure oil 235 engine. The paint is two tone green and is covering some bondo but no rust, at least that I have found.

I bought the pickup about tw years ago and have driven it daily off and on.

I went through the brakes and installed new king pins and bushings. I did a "quickie" overhaul (rings and rod bearings) but I should have went farther. The #4 rod throw is .002 flat and the knocking at light load off idle speeds is disconcerting. The 20W-50 oil helps this a little. I picked up a 250 Chevy Inline 6 which I will overhaul right and install with the remaining stock drivetrain.

When I get my shop built, I hope to completely dissassemble the pickup and rebuild it with a full air-ride suspension, power steering, A/C, and all wheel disc brakes.

Just have to figure out how to pay for all this.


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