I bought my 1953 3100
a few weeks ago knowing it needed a lot of work. It ran and drove but the brakes
were shot and had to be replaced with new wheel cylinders. The carb was leaking all over the place and would only run with the choke pulled out. The carb is out getting rebuilt now. I have cleaned up the engine
and replaced the manifold gaskets
. I also got the heat riser freed up with a new spring installed. I'm replacing the engine mounts
and transmission mount
this week. Wow, that driver side mount was fun removing!
I also removed the rotten bed
and will start prepping for a new one.
My next big goal is replacing the rotten floor pans
and kick panels
. I'm trying to find someone to do this for me. I'm removing all the rust
I can with Evapo-rust but will either blast or wire wheel the frame. The more items I take apart to fix, the more problems I find. Now I know why a good, clean AD truck goes for $20k or more. Anyway, it will all happen with time and good help from this forum.