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Re: 1953 Chevy 3100 - Making a daily driver [Re: gsharum] #1271922
Tue Jul 10 2018 12:55 AM
Tue Jul 10 2018 12:55 AM
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gsharum  Offline OP
Wrench Fetcher
Joined: Jan 2016
Posts: 30
Arkansas
It has been two years since I updated this posting. I started posting about this old truck and making a daily driver but that has changed. I ended up doing a complete tear down and starting over with complete frame up restoration. Below are some pictures of my progress over the last two years.
How it started
Frame
Cab 1
Cab on Frame

It may be another 2 years before I am finished but it will be worth the wait. Almost every nut and bolt has been replaced and I found a really good body guy. The color is Aspen Green.

Re: 1953 Chevy 3100 - Making a daily driver [Re: gsharum] #1271923
Tue Jul 10 2018 01:02 AM
Tue Jul 10 2018 01:02 AM
Justhorsenround  Offline
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Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 6,467
Central, Oklahoma
Looking good! Don’t wait another 2 years to update.🛠


Martin
'62 Chevy C-10 Stepside Shortbed (Restomod in progress)
'47 Chevy 3100 5 Window (long term project)


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Re: 1953 Chevy 3100 - Making a daily driver [Re: gsharum] #1271953
Tue Jul 10 2018 03:43 AM
Tue Jul 10 2018 03:43 AM
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J Lucas  Offline
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Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 1,429
South Omaha, Nebraska
Interesting color, I'm anxious to see it finished. Keep up the good work.

John


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Re: 1953 Chevy 3100 - Making a daily driver [Re: gsharum] #1271964
Tue Jul 10 2018 08:18 AM
Tue Jul 10 2018 08:18 AM
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sstock  Offline
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Gig Harbor, WA
Yep, I tried to do it the same way, but ended up doing a cab off frame too. The thing is, it seemed the expectation level went up after you fixed all the little things and got it road worthy. Then the natural evolution of making it look nice took over.
Keep up the good work and keep us posted with regular updates. Us guys with trucks that are done have to live on through other people's projects. Nobody knows the amount of blood sweat and tears, not to mention the money unless you have walked the walk.

Last edited by sstock; Tue Jul 10 2018 08:19 AM.

1953 Chevrolet 3100
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