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Greetings from Katy, TX!
#1366896 Mon Jun 29 2020 12:38 AM
Joined: Jun 2020
Posts: 43
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Wrench Fetcher
Hey everyone! I’ve been a registered lurker on here for a bit now, and I’ve finally mustered up the courage to post my story.

I’ve been wanting a early 50’s Chevy truck for as long as I can remember, and just recently I was able to finally see my dream of getting horrendously filthy and swearing at old rusty metal come true!

I picked up a 1952 Chevy 3100 a few weeks ago. The body, besides having that “wonderful” patina, is in pretty darn good shape! There’s a few holes in the floor pan, so I’m planning on getting my welding skills honed up before I tackle that. It still has the original 216 (which turns by hand so I’m hopeful), and is completely stock.

Right now I’m still in cleanup and discovery mode, I’ve got all but the cab off and have been removing dirt by the pound out of every nook and cranny. As soon as I get the cab off (hopefully this week) I can get the frame sanded down to metal and take stock of what I can reuse, and what I need to replace.

I have already found an absolute wealth of knowledge here from everyone’s posts, and I hope to reap the benefits with my own questions here as well. Who knows, maybe I’ll get good enough at this yo start helping others as well. grin

Thank you all for the help you have silently provided me so far and I look forward to being active with y’all here.

Bret from Katy, TX

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1952 Chevy 3100 - currently apart and hogging up the garage.
Re: Greetings from Katy, TX!
BretStone #1366914 Mon Jun 29 2020 02:00 AM
Joined: Dec 2001
Posts: 15,150
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Bret, welcome to the Stovebolt. You are now an official member of the Texas Connection and there are quite a few of you here.
Congrats on finding a truck that is much more solid than what a bunch of us have started with. That is a good thing!!!

You will find answers to your questions by posting in the most appropiate forum for t ha particular thing. (not here in welcome center) Also please note that you are "moderated" for your first 4 post so you will not be able to send PM's (Private messages) to anyone. Once you get 4 post under your belt you can pm and enjoy all Stovebolt has to offer.

Look forward to seeing you around the garage forums.


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Re: Greetings from Katy, TX!
BretStone #1366915 Mon Jun 29 2020 02:08 AM
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 8,781
Grease Monkey, Moderator General Truck Talk & Greasy Spoon
Welcome to the Stovebolt madness! There is no cure. shake


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'62 Chevy C-10 Stepside Shortbed (Restomod in progress)
'47 Chevy 3100 5 Window (long term project)
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Re: Greetings from Katy, TX!
BretStone #1366921 Mon Jun 29 2020 02:46 AM
Joined: Mar 2014
Posts: 1,554
J
Shop Shark
Welcome Bret, Your truck looks pretty nice and I hope you enjoy it. Let us know if you have questions or need any help.


Jon

1952 1/2 ton with 1959 235
T5 with 3.07 rear end
Re: Greetings from Katy, TX!
Justhorsenround #1366923 Mon Jun 29 2020 03:00 AM
Joined: Jun 2020
Posts: 43
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Wrench Fetcher
I’ve got the fever for sure. I can’t stop looking at part sites LOL!


1952 Chevy 3100 - currently apart and hogging up the garage.
Re: Greetings from Katy, TX!
Achipmunk #1366925 Mon Jun 29 2020 03:04 AM
Joined: Jun 2020
Posts: 43
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Wrench Fetcher
Originally Posted by Achipmunk
Bret, welcome to the Stovebolt. You are now an official member of the Texas Connection and there are quite a few of you here.
Congrats on finding a truck that is much more solid than what a bunch of us have started with. That is a good thing!!!

You will find answers to your questions by posting in the most appropiate forum for t ha particular thing. (not here in welcome center) Also please note that you are "moderated" for your first 4 post so you will not be able to send PM's (Private messages) to anyone. Once you get 4 post under your belt you can pm and enjoy all Stovebolt has to offer.

Look forward to seeing you around the garage forums.

Thank you so much! I was super excited when I found it. I was really hoping to land a project with minimal body work, as my welding skills are nowhere where they need to be.


1952 Chevy 3100 - currently apart and hogging up the garage.
Re: Greetings from Katy, TX!
Jon G #1366926 Mon Jun 29 2020 03:05 AM
Joined: Jun 2020
Posts: 43
B
Wrench Fetcher
Originally Posted by Jon G
Welcome Bret, Your truck looks pretty nice and I hope you enjoy it. Let us know if you have questions or need any help.

Thank you! I’ll for sure be shouting out as I go through this. From my lurking, there’s a ton of really nice people on here.


1952 Chevy 3100 - currently apart and hogging up the garage.
Re: Greetings from Katy, TX!
BretStone #1366932 Mon Jun 29 2020 04:03 AM
Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 1,756
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Shop Shark
Nice score Bret. thumbs_up

Welcome

John


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Re: Greetings from Katy, TX!
J Lucas #1366958 Mon Jun 29 2020 01:28 PM
Joined: Jun 2020
Posts: 43
B
Wrench Fetcher
Originally Posted by J Lucas
Nice score Bret. thumbs_up

Welcome

John

Thank you John! It’s hard to focus on work these days with it sitting there begging for me to work on it. grin


1952 Chevy 3100 - currently apart and hogging up the garage.
Re: Greetings from Katy, TX!
BretStone #1366959 Mon Jun 29 2020 01:28 PM
Joined: Jun 2020
Posts: 58
R
Wrench Fetcher
Bret,

Nice find and I love the patina. I'm in the same stage as you are, tearing apart and seeing what can be re-used. Unfortunately I have zero welding skills so I'm going to have to farm out some of my work.

Keep us updated on your progress.


Rob


1951 Chevrolet 3100
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