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Dad And Son Finished 53 Truck
#1402647 Tue Mar 23 2021 05:15 PM
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'Bolter
Dad And Son Finished 53 Truck

Well fellow stovebolters, Dad and Son finished the 53 chevy after 7 years of work... Frame off restoration, all original metal, original paint with an updated 235 twin carb engine, Saginaw 3spd with BW O/D, and a 55 rear end. We secretly rebuilt the truck and gave it back to my FIL for his 75th birthday.

Below is the link to the reveal video where he had no idea the truck he was admiring was the truck we had worked on for 7 years. The last time he saw the truck was last summer and the chassis was barely rolling.

https://youtu.be/1B1al7H0gXU

Transport Blue (original factory color)
Champagne Bronze interior satin (original factory color)
235 bored .060" over with hydraulic lifters, dual carb with offenhauser intake, Rochester B carbs and fenton headers.
Saginaw 3spd, BW Overdrive
1955 Rear End "pumpkin in original 53 axle.
All original body panels, new grill and tailgate
Upgraded brakes to dual cylinder, vacuum assist
US Wheels 16x6 reproduction with 1953 style caps and dress up rims
16x6 Firestone Bias Ply white wall tires.

Thank you for all the help from this forum and the use of the Tech Tips.

53 3100 purchased brand new by my wife's grandfather... full frame up restore in progress.
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Re: Dad And Son Finished 53 Truck
DadandSon #1402651 Tue Mar 23 2021 05:32 PM
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Workshop Owner
WOW thumbs_up thumbs_up thumbs_up

Great truck, great story and fabulous video!!!

Thanks for sharing that with us.

John


J Lucas





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Re: Dad And Son Finished 53 Truck
DadandSon #1402691 Tue Mar 23 2021 10:06 PM
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🛻👍 wow now ride and enjoy nice gift


kevinski 1954 GMC 9300 Welcome to the virtual Garage
Re: Dad And Son Finished 53 Truck
DadandSon #1402761 Wed Mar 24 2021 05:18 AM
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A teacher, but always an apprentice.
Unreal. What a moment. 😎😎

It really is inspiring. Now get out there Bolters... and get wrenching.
My father, uncles, and aunts are getting older, and I’m pushing to get Grandpa’s old C10 done as well. Thank you for the inspiration.


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Re: Dad And Son Finished 53 Truck
DadandSon #1402775 Wed Mar 24 2021 12:19 PM
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Great story. Love the color.


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Re: Dad And Son Finished 53 Truck
DadandSon #1403005 Thu Mar 25 2021 07:57 PM
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Nice job.


Dave from Northern Kentucky
My 54 3100
Re: Dad And Son Finished 53 Truck
DadandSon #1403008 Thu Mar 25 2021 08:05 PM
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GREAT.....I had to get a tissue on this one. What a fine tribute to their dad while living to enjoy. Fantastic.


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Re: Dad And Son Finished 53 Truck
DadandSon #1403020 Thu Mar 25 2021 09:41 PM
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Great truck,great story, amazing family,thanks for sharing. Pat66

Re: Dad And Son Finished 53 Truck
DadandSon #1403030 Thu Mar 25 2021 11:14 PM
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Awesome story and video.

I loved it when he said "Linda, we don't have room for your car in the garage." grin

Thanks for the story and inspiration.


Kevin
First car '29 Ford Special Coupe
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Re: Dad And Son Finished 53 Truck
DadandSon #1403050 Fri Mar 26 2021 01:06 AM
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Wow, amazing story and one amazing truck! I really impressed and I love the color!


Phil

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