wheel cylinders, master cylinder,rear axle seals, tires, fluid change in trans, rear end, engine. Front wheel bearings cleaned and greased. Radiator was dry and have not added water yet. I did buy a nice original for the possibility of it being bad, want to keep the hand crank possibility. Rebuilt carb from forum member and new fuel pump. Reupholstered the seat. It was sweat stained and had a small tear from screwdriver in back pocket. My ex neighbor is helping me, or I am helping him. He is the mechanic.
I am going to put a new gas tank in, it did have some gas left in it that drained out slowly after removing the shutoff valve underneath. The smell of that old gas would scare a skunk. I had never been under the seat before I took it out. Underneath were the jack, handle, hand crank, 2 lug wrenches, unused can of Texaco 30 wt oil, a new now old water pump, and 1 dried out mouse.
The passenger side of the firewall is scratched ''Cliff Durr 6-8-50". Must have been the original owner.
Work has stopped for a bit, it has been so hot here in Abilene. Just finished up a week of 100 degree temps, 2 days at 108* and 1 at !07*. I am a firefighter and have been busy lately with grass and structure fires, plus some shifts of overtime. I don't like the summer or the heat. Think I would be used to it with my 31 years on the fire department, but I am not.
I bought the truck in 82 for the sum of $1850. Got $300 credit for a 52 Plymouth Cranbrook. He called the Plymouth a sleeper, it would sit on the lot and sleep. I said, I'll trade it in. Got to go for a bit, on duty today and need to get to the store if we are going to eat tonight.