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buoymaker, this is a Panel Truck. I can see what rust I have . front floor boards ate out, toe boards rusted,strip across the windshield inside the cab is rusted on the drivers side.inner and outer cowl will be replaced along with the floor boards and Im going to get the firewall panel and replace it also.And the piece inside the cab above the windshield I will replace. dash is good .someone had a ladder rack on this truck when they had their Electrical business and when they took it off and parked the truck they must of tried to cover over the holes with maybe some type of caulking and it wore off or didnt stick very long and water got down inside and I believe thats what caused the floor boards to rust out and the piece of metal along the top of the windshield inside the truck to rust out also. I have to replace the kick panel area metal also. Ive got alot of welding and replacing panels in my near future,but I love what im working on and that makes all the difference. I will be posting pics. along the way of these areas.

1953 Chevrolet 1/2 ton Panel Truck 3100
4800 LB. maximum rating, 85hp at 3300 RPM
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Enjoying My Christmas Present !!

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1953 Chevrolet 1/2 ton Panel Truck 3100
4800 LB. maximum rating, 85hp at 3300 RPM
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Now that is an awesome Christmas present! thumbs_up

Enjoy and Happy Holidays yahoo


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Finally time to get to work on my Grandpa's (now mine) truck!
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You need to park that outside so everyone else can enjoy you present too! LOL

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Darn, I though the present was going to be boxes and boxes of patch panels.
And a suburban load of expert AD panel stovebolters in coveralls ready to go at it, and ruin your restoration fun and get it done.

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I'd put the brush guard back on when you're finished because it's cool looking and nobody else has one.

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Just catching up with some pics. I had taken of my 1953 Chevy Panel Truck 3100 . These where from November-December of 2022. I had taken a brown scotchbrite pad and went over the whole truck then in a little over an hour and just knocked off the fallout that was all over the truck from sitting out in the country. what a difference in just a small amount of time.

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1953 Chevy Panel Truck 3100

1953 Chevrolet 1/2 ton Panel Truck 3100
4800 LB. maximum rating, 85hp at 3300 RPM
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I love the lettering on the panel and doors, do you have plans to preserve that?

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