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22 August 2011
More pictures of my old truck
From Jimmi :
Last November, I bought this 1954 Chevy 5 window deluxe cab 3100 truck. I have named her Jaunita.
I live in the Bay Area and found her in the LA area. I saw her on Craigslist and fell in love.
I called the guy and asked a million questions. He wasn't very helpful due to the fact he rarely drove her and he wasn't a gearhead.Neither am I! I come from Harley stock. As a matter of fact, I had to sell one of my bikes to get the truck as not to cause another bill. That was ok, as the bike I sold I hardly ever rode, due to it being in a rigid frame and me now being over 50.
I hauled my truck home on a trailer, loosing a hubcap on the way. I tried to start her up. Wouldn't start. Come to find out that if you don't have the wiper hose connected, it causes a vacuum leak. AFTER finding that and fixing it, she fired right up.
I took her on a little ride to the corner gas station for fuel. Gauge doesn't work. HMMM. The steering is very loose, Brakes fair. Fun as all to drive. Got thumbs up already.
I have already posted a question on the electrical forum.and I have a ba-zillion more to post. I'm having a blast so far. I love to tinker and get my hands dirty. I just don't like the fact I don't know squat about the trucks. I am learning more everyday.
Isn't this fun!
Jimmi posted his introduction back in November and it's been good to see him all over the forums - from HiPo to General Truck with Bolters helping him to discover this truck! As someone said, sure looks good to start with! ~ Editor