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Dad And Son Finished 53 Truck
#1402647 Tue Mar 23 2021 05:15 PM
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Dad And Son Finished 53 Truck

Well fellow stovebolters, Dad and Son finished the 53 chevy after 7 years of work... Frame off restoration, all original metal, original paint with an updated 235 twin carb engine, Saginaw 3spd with BW O/D, and a 55 rear end. We secretly rebuilt the truck and gave it back to my FIL for his 75th birthday.

Below is the link to the reveal video where he had no idea the truck he was admiring was the truck we had worked on for 7 years. The last time he saw the truck was last summer and the chassis was barely rolling.

https://youtu.be/1B1al7H0gXU

Transport Blue (original factory color)
Champagne Bronze interior satin (original factory color)
235 bored .060" over with hydraulic lifters, dual carb with offenhauser intake, Rochester B carbs and fenton headers.
Saginaw 3spd, BW Overdrive
1955 Rear End "pumpkin in original 53 axle.
All original body panels, new grill and tailgate
Upgraded brakes to dual cylinder, vacuum assist
US Wheels 16x6 reproduction with 1953 style caps and dress up rims
16x6 Firestone Bias Ply white wall tires.

Thank you for all the help from this forum and the use of the Tech Tips.

53 3100 purchased brand new by my wife's grandfather... full frame up restore in progress.
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Re: Dad And Son Finished 53 Truck
DadandSon #1403128 Fri Mar 26 2021 04:40 PM
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I love the fact that his first words once he was able to talk were telling his wife they dont have room in the garage for her car now 🤣

That truck came out beautiful. He will be grinning everytime he drives it or sees it.

Last edited by Barnfind49; Fri Mar 26 2021 04:41 PM.
Re: Dad And Son Finished 53 Truck
DadandSon #1403155 Fri Mar 26 2021 08:07 PM
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Best video on the whole internet! That truck is amazing. Nice work. thumbs_up


2 Chronicles 7:14

1952 Chevy 1/2-ton 3100
Dalton Highway survivor
www.truckwithaheart.com [flickr.com]
Re: Dad And Son Finished 53 Truck
DadandSon #1403263 Sat Mar 27 2021 01:56 PM
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Amen! What a wonderful birthday present for your dad. It took you and your son seven long years but I’m sure you would say it was worth every minute!


Chuck
1950 Chevy 1/2 ton (all original)
1951 Chevy 1/2 ton (future streetrod)
1941 Chevy coupe
1938 Chevy coupe streetrod
Re: Dad And Son Finished 53 Truck
DadandSon #1403570 Mon Mar 29 2021 01:52 AM
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It doesn't get any better than that !! Thanks for sharing with us !

Jim


http://s1107.photobucket.com/albums/h397/justjayne21/

50 Chevy 3100
77 International Scout ll
Re: Dad And Son Finished 53 Truck
DadandSon #1403606 Mon Mar 29 2021 05:13 AM
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New Guy
Great story! I loved his reaction too.

(the video is dated March 22,2021, which would have been my Dad's 75th birthday, so Ill be sharing this video with family)

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