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My 50 Chevy
#1369763 Sun Jul 19 2020 06:49 PM
Joined: Dec 2015
Posts: 26
S
Shof Offline OP
Wrench Fetcher
Owned since 1981, parked in barn since 1992. Slowly getting it road worthy again.

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Re: My 50 Chevy
Shof #1369766 Sun Jul 19 2020 06:55 PM
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 9,016
Grease Monkey, Moderator General Truck Talk & Greasy Spoon
So, tell us what you’ve been doing to get it road worthy.


Martin
'62 Chevy C-10 Stepside Shortbed (Restomod in progress)
'47 Chevy 3100 5 Window (long term project)
‘65 Chevy Biscayne 4dr 230 I-6 one owner (I’m #2)
‘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!
Support those brave men/women who stand the "Thin Blue Line"! Hug a cop!

Re: My 50 Chevy
Shof #1369770 Sun Jul 19 2020 08:19 PM
Joined: Dec 2015
Posts: 26
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Shof Offline OP
Wrench Fetcher
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.

Re: My 50 Chevy
Shof #1369774 Sun Jul 19 2020 08:37 PM
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 9,016
Grease Monkey, Moderator General Truck Talk & Greasy Spoon
Thank you for your service in these trying times. SIL is a 30+ year veteran of our local Fire Department. Shift Captain.

Looks like you’ve been pretty busy with the get it road worthy tasks. Good luck.


Martin
'62 Chevy C-10 Stepside Shortbed (Restomod in progress)
'47 Chevy 3100 5 Window (long term project)
‘65 Chevy Biscayne 4dr 230 I-6 one owner (I’m #2)
‘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!
Support those brave men/women who stand the "Thin Blue Line"! Hug a cop!

Re: My 50 Chevy
Shof #1369777 Sun Jul 19 2020 08:44 PM
Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 143
R
Shop Shark
Looks like a nice solid truck! Could that possibly be original paint?......

Re: My 50 Chevy
Shof #1369787 Sun Jul 19 2020 09:58 PM
Joined: Mar 2002
Posts: 9,030
Master Gabster
That is a good looking truck! I don't understand how the human body can survive with temperatures that far over the normal body temperatures. That is without fighting fires.


1951 GMC 1 Ton Flatbed -- It is finally on the road and what a great time I have driving it!
1951 1 Ton Completed


My Chevy Master 4 Door is on the Road!
Re: My 50 Chevy
Shof #1369793 Sun Jul 19 2020 10:15 PM
Joined: Mar 2014
Posts: 1,656
J
Shop Shark
Nice looking truck. As you know it has been hot here also. At least it is a little less humid in Abilene and your night temps drop into the low 70s. When I got up this morning it was 82...tv said 76 but that's at the airport. Is this the truck you bought the odometer for a year or two ago?


Jon

1952 1/2 ton with 1959 235
T5 with 3.07 rear end
Re: My 50 Chevy
Shof #1369811 Mon Jul 20 2020 02:44 AM
Joined: Dec 2015
Posts: 26
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Shof Offline OP
Wrench Fetcher
Jon G, yes on the odometer. I bought it for a spare, but also have new repo gauges. I just wasn't sure about putting the repo's in. I also have a 67 and 69 vette and repo items sometimes are no good. When I bought this 50 Chevy it had been cleaned and restored up some. I has the floor shifter granny with 3 speed, original radio. Even has the spare tire carrier under the bed. I don't think it is original paint, but looks it now. My plans are to leave it original and just drive it some around on slower roads. The 67 and 69 vette are hardly ever driven, getting to old maybe or always need a truck. My 72 Cheyenne was just inspected to get sticker with only 41 miles driven in a year.

I want to get the 50 drivable, take me back to my younger days if possible. Just turned 64 years old, and I am the oldest guy on the floor at the department. I am a Lt on an engine, and the young guys take care of me. Just a lot harder to recover after a long hard night when we do have one. Plan to retire in 17 months, will be 65+ and will have Medicare and max pension. After that I don't know what.

Re: My 50 Chevy
Shof #1369814 Mon Jul 20 2020 03:18 AM
Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 3,582
R
Shop Shark
After that you'll have more time to play with the truck!! grin

Thanks for your years of service!


Rich

'47 Loadmaster

Life is like a roll of toilet paper--the closer you get to the end, the faster it goes!






Re: My 50 Chevy
Shof #1369815 Mon Jul 20 2020 03:22 AM
Joined: Mar 2014
Posts: 1,656
J
Shop Shark
Any 67 Vette sounds nice. I always wanted one of those (the convertible) but never could afford it and time hasn't helped. I hear a lot of people say that about the AD trucks...taking them back to younger days. They do have a way of keeping memories alive and that's a good thing.

Hope you enjoy retirement. I'll say this...I never expected it to involve so much physical work. But maybe that's helping us stay younger.


Jon

1952 1/2 ton with 1959 235
T5 with 3.07 rear end
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