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Owned by Joe Shannon
Bolter # 15934
Seattle, Washington
26 September 2008
# 2440

From Joe :

       This is my 1953 3100 that my Father bought in 1972 for $500. It ran really well then and he drove it until around 1993.

       When my Father bought it, he was replacing a 1949 AD truck with a 216. So he was glad that the '53 had its 216 replaced with a 235 with Fenton headers. He drove it to work at the Boeing Company here in the Seattle area for three years or so until he retired. Then he used it for going to the dump, hauling firewood, leaves and whatever else came up.

       Then it sat mostly for five years until my son wanted to restore it. He and I did a lot of body work, new wood in the bed, and got it painted. Then he lost interest so I took it over.

       I had the 235 engine rebuilt, with a Mallory ignition. It has Fenton headers, has been lowered, and has a 12 bolt rear end with a Saginaw 4 speed and Patrick's shifter.

       Pictures: rear view / interior

       The truck is my nearly daily driver and I really enjoy it like my Father did. I'm very happy and proud to drive it now. To me it's more than a pickup and I plan to use it as long as I can. Even if it means adding power steering eventually. Now I'm the old guy in the 53 Chevy pickup.

       The Stovebolt forums have been  great help.


Joe Shannon


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