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New Guy from Oregon
#1340177 Fri Jan 03 2020 01:25 AM
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New Guy
Grumpy Old Farmer just saying hello.

Current project is a resto mod '57 3100 stepside big back window. Paid $500 in 1994 for it and drove it home at 51 mph with front wheels wobbling. Stripped it to the frame tossed the six and 4 speed. Added a 327 and a TH350. There she sat for 25 years as all the ranch work and fixing dad's Fords took precedence. Slowly getting back at it, but have to rebuild a Ford 361 truck engine first which will be pulled tomorrow.

Grandad and his father were Chevy GMC guys. My dad liked Fords. I follow in the older generation footsteps. Like baldness, Chevy fans skip generations I guess...I am losing my hair.

Re: New Guy from Oregon
GrumpyOldFarmer #1340191 Fri Jan 03 2020 02:45 AM
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Welcome to the bolt. Gotta love those 327's.


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Re: New Guy from Oregon
GrumpyOldFarmer #1340194 Fri Jan 03 2020 02:53 AM
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Shop Shark
Maybe you can remember where you , "tossed", the 6 and 4 speed? I bet someone on your side of the country would like to have it...

Re: New Guy from Oregon
GrumpyOldFarmer #1340198 Fri Jan 03 2020 03:15 AM
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New Guy
The engine tranny were used as the drive for a rope tow at our local ski hill. They over reveved the engine so the bottom end is sitting in my shop and the top end and tranny are in the old tow shack staying dry as we updated to an electric drive. I don't let my parts get too far away. Lol

There are lots if 235's around these parts in various stages of death. Mostly in farm trucks of the 6400 variety. Also many GMC 300's, but thise have the 258 and 270 I think.

Re: New Guy from Oregon
GrumpyOldFarmer #1340199 Fri Jan 03 2020 03:33 AM
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Welcome to the Stovebolt madness. There is no cure! shake


Martin
'62 Chevy C-10 Stepside Shortbed (Restomod in progress)
'47 Chevy 3100 5 Window (long term project)
ā€˜65 Chevy Biscayne 4dr 230 I-6 one owner (Iā€™m #2)
ā€˜39 Dodge Businessmans Coupe
USAF 1965-69 Weather Observation Tech (got paid to look at the clouds)


"I fought the law and the law won" now I are a retired one!
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Re: New Guy from Oregon
GrumpyOldFarmer #1340248 Fri Jan 03 2020 02:13 PM
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You have waited long enough.....time for the real fun to begin. Keep us posted and see you around the garage forums.


1937 Chevy Pickup
1952 Chevy Panel
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1950 Chevy Coupe

52 Chevy Panel

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Re: New Guy from Oregon
GrumpyOldFarmer #1340258 Fri Jan 03 2020 03:07 PM
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There is nothing wrong with getting back into all of this, most of use are getting bald, it is never too late.
I personally have came down to Oregon and robbed two really good rust free trucks from your state. Some really nice iron hiding around especially in the south and central/east part of the state.
Steve


1953 Chevrolet 3100
261 cu inch, sm420, 3.55 rear, torque tube still,omaha orange, still 6 volt, RPO green glass, side carrier spare, all done
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bli...n05i04t1aokgm4p04jiwgffwhyyih5xbk0h00410
1964 GMC 1000
305 Big Block V6, sm420, the next cab off restoration
Re: New Guy from Oregon
GrumpyOldFarmer #1340310 Fri Jan 03 2020 08:34 PM
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New Guy
I am on the east side Oregon and there are a lot hidden gems if you look hard enough. The easy to find cars and trucks usually are not for sale and just sit there collecting rust. I have found several cars and trucks that I had little intrest in that I referred to others. They have been either fully restored, used parts or in one case made into a rat rod. Those include a '38 Buick with a straight 8, a 1929 Dodge 4 door and a 1958 Ford Skyliner that was being used to stabilze a streambank. The Skyliner was salvaged for the retractable top mechanism used in a restoration.

One needs to always keep his eyes peeled and do not be afraid to ask permission to look. Often the owners have little idea that there is value in a seemingly pile of junk.


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