1951 Chevrolet 3604
12 February 2007
From Jeff :
Hello! I have wanted an early 1950's Chevy pickup truck for quite some time. My Father had a '50 and '52 Chevy truck -- the latter I would drive sitting on his lap, as a child, going to the garden or the dump.
Well, my dream finally came true about six months ago after about one year of searching. My Dad had just given me a Danbury Mint die cast metal replica of a dark green 1953 Chevy 3100 truck. He said I could have it since I hadn't found a truck yet.
Well, half an hour later, on my way home, I decided to drive by a small car dealer who had only antique vehicles. Wouldn't you know, there was a dark green 1951 Chevy 3604 pickup, very close to the model my Father gave me a half hour before! I knew right then and there that she was the one for me. Talk about a sign from the truck gods!
I checked her all out. She ran, drove and had a fairly decent paint job for $2600. One day later, she was in my garage.
First, I had a mechanic look it over and make it road-worthy. He made the brakes work better, replaced the plugs, and checked out the engine. In the last five months, I have been removing / replacing parts here and there.
Currently, I am installing an all new fuel system from tank to carburetor. I am almost finished with the interior which is a far cry from what it used to look and smell like.
I can't wait till this spring to really dig in and get my hands dirty. If you want some more pics, please check my Webshots!
Bolter # 13360
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