1957 Chevy 3100
01 January 2010
From Ralf :
This is my 1957 Chevy half-ton short box. Fellow "Bolter" Steve Johnston and I drove the RV to Georgia to bring it home. It took us 18 hours to drive down from Ontario, and about 20 to get back. We spent an hour of that at the border doing paperwork.
I've been busy working on this old Task Force truck for a few weeks now. If I had to do it again, I would have gone to a mid-western state to get a truck. There were plenty of hidden problems, but I suppose that's common on a 50 + year old truck.
I've since swapped out the old 235 for a 261. I replaced the passenger door and welded in a panel to fix the rotted passenger floor because of a heater leak. The odometer reads 13,000 miles, and looking at the rubber on the peddles, it might be correct.
The truck was parked since 1983 according to the last licence plate that was on it.
It will make a good driver for the summer.