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AD Chevy Trucks

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Brad Allen has an awesome collection of Chevrolet factory pictures that he has set up from film strips.

This one is on AD Chevy trucks (1947-1955).

Lots of work on Brad's part ... pure enjoyment for you.


John sold this truck to a fellow in Houston, Texas last year. Hope to get that fella in here to claim the truck and continue her history. ~ Editor

In June 2010, John did a tech tip for us on refurbishing a dash gauge cluster. In February 2013, he did another tech tip on repairing a cracked engine block, something he did on his '53!

12 January 2010
# 2737

  Owned by
John Rooney
Bolter # 23211
Fairfield, California


1953 Chevy 1/2-Ton


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From Johnny :

This is my 1953 Chevy 3100. I got it from a fruit orchard in Northern California where it started its life as a farm truck. It had been sitting for 23 years before I got it and started to bring it back to life.

I have owned it for about two years. Right now, it's in the middle of a frame off restoration. I just recently got it back from the body and paint shop. Now that it's finally home, I am going to reassemble it (hopefully this winter) or however many years it takes me. I will try and work on it a little each day. That is, after I finish recovering from back surgery. So, until then, it will be slow going for awhile.

The plans are to keep it as original as possible. I currently have the inner fenders back on and I think I am going to install my new wiring harness before I go any further. If all goes well, that will help to keep me from scratching the newly painted metal.

In the mechanical department, the babbitts were taken out and insert type bearings were cut into the rod and the cap. I also rebuilt the 4 on the floor transmission. My plans are to fix, or replace whatever is needed as I go. Eventually, I will convert it to a 3:55/1 rear end (when I get that far).

It was difficult deciding which pictures to post, so I posted them all in the Flickr account! Your comments are welcome, as I'm sure that I'll be seeking advice as the project goes forward.

A little at a time.

Thanks for all you do! The Stovebolt site has helped me a lot with my restoration (almost done) and once in a while I have a good answer for others as well.



A good answer?! John has been a big help on the site. And he took a lot of time and effort to write two tech tips for the site: In June 2010, John did a tech tip for us on refurbishing a dash gauge cluster. In February 2013, he did another tech tip on repairing a cracked engine block, something he did on his '53! WE ALL appreciate that. ~ Editor





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