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Hello from Va with 53 #1314442 Sat Jun 15 2019 11:00 PM
Joined: Jun 2019
Posts: 5
Rangerdude91 Offline OP
New Guy
Hello everyone. New here and new to the old truck scene. I've been in love with old trucks as far back as I can remember and finally got this 1953 GMC 1/2 ton with a 270 in it.

Little back history on me. Im 27, not new to cars or anything old. I recently sold my 1977 right hand drive mini Cooper that I had for a little over 10 years due to having my first child. Im a production supervisor at Newport news shipbuilding and I work the world famous EMALS catapults and Advanced Arresting Gear. Been there since I was 18.

So the truck.... I pulled it from the woods from a guy that works for me. It's been sitting for the past 18 years in the woods up on floor jacks. The cab and doors are pretty rusty but the fenders, hood, bed and frame are solid. Engine oil has been changed to VR1 20w50, new oil filter, and I've already rebuilt the carb and have gotten it to run and idle pretty nice. I've got all new plugs, coil, dizzy cap, etc. Just haven't installed yet. Not sure the water pump is working so looking into a rebuild for that. The whole front end is taken apart and I'm unsure where to start putting it back together ( putting it back together to just get it driving and then starting the body work and frame coating). I've already done tons of research and still have tons of questions and parts to acquire.

Thanks and enjoy the pics. (The B2 is not mine, just a friend storing it at my place)

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Re: Hello from Va with 53 [Re: Rangerdude91] #1314456 Sun Jun 16 2019 12:31 AM
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Achipmunk Offline
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Welcome to the Bolt Rangerdude. Sounds like your well on your way to taking it for a short run. I also see your in the Va. somewhat in the heart of Stovebolt territory. Watch for them. Ask questions in the garage forums and we an help you on your journey.

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Re: Hello from Va with 53 [Re: Rangerdude91] #1314457 Sun Jun 16 2019 12:32 AM
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Welcome to the Stovebolt madness. There is no cure! shake

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'47 Chevy 3100 5 Window (long term project)

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Re: Hello from Va with 53 [Re: Rangerdude91] #1314490 Sun Jun 16 2019 12:26 PM
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Apache1 Offline
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Welcome aboard! Like those vintage mag wheels....I believe I'd hang on to them.

Last edited by Apache1; Mon Jun 17 2019 12:10 AM.

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Re: Hello from Va with 53 [Re: Rangerdude91] #1314551 Sun Jun 16 2019 11:53 PM
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clarsen3100 Offline
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Welcome Rangerdude! Looks like you found yourself a good one. Loads of information and experienced help on this site. Good luck on your project!


'51 3100 5-Window (Restomod in progress)
Re: Hello from Va with 53 [Re: Rangerdude91] #1314559 Mon Jun 17 2019 12:49 AM
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Rusty Rod Offline
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Welcome to the 'bolt... everytime i see someone with a project like this makes me want to go start a new one... but I've already got two in progress.

Another quality post.

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