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Welcome to both of the new guys. That is a real nice looking truck Will.


Fried Green T'mater (Vern)
1953 Chevrolet 3600
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New Guy
Hello,

I am new to the forum. I would like to meet up with owners of 52 Chevy pickups. I have a 3800 that I am restoring to original and I would appreciate someone to bounce questions off of now and then.

Thanks.

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'Bolter
2mantoyz, welcome to the bolt also. There are several guys around up in your area (Illinois) that are around pretty regular. The key here is to post your questions in the best forum. (This is the Welcome Forum) You will find a lot of similarities in 47-53/54 so you will get plenty of responses.

Pete,Denny, where are you Illionois Guru's?


1937 Chevy Pickup
In the Gallery [stovebolt.com]
1952 Chevy Panel
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More photos [photos.app.goo.gl]
1950 Chevy Coupe
Pictures! [photos.google.com]

I'd rather walk and carry a Chevy hub cap than ride in a Ferd.
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New Guy
This morning I found this cool picture of the truck at a family get together back in Filer Idaho in the mid 90's. You can see the green truck sitting in the driveway at my grandpa's house at a family BBQ. This is the only picture I have of it.

[IMG]http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q96/picture_wch/1-3-201173508AM.jpg[/IMG]

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'Bolter
BBQ and old trucks....just can't get any better.


1937 Chevy Pickup
In the Gallery [stovebolt.com]
1952 Chevy Panel
In the Gallery [stovebolt.com]
More photos [photos.app.goo.gl]
1950 Chevy Coupe
Pictures! [photos.google.com]

I'd rather walk and carry a Chevy hub cap than ride in a Ferd.
I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you smile
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Achipmunk,
Thanks for the welcome! I still have a lot to learn about navigating this site. Nice panel truck.

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Shop Shark
Welcome, fellers!
Nice truck, Will! Take care of that baby and maybe one day you'll be passing it down to your son (or daughter).
In that it's in such great shape already, you have a leg up on many of us. You'll get a lot of good help here.

Oh... LOVED the horn! The sucker's almost as big as the motor!
GET OUTA THE WAY, I SAID!!! driveha

Jerry


1959 Chevy Apache 3200 Stepside
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Will, I checked out your pictures, a familiar scene it has to be said.
Those rust areas are particularly common in ADs,don't ask how I know...
Don't be phased by it, panels are available.

The beauty of your truck from what I can see in your pics,looks very complete.

Oh.... and 2manytoys, welcome also! wave


I've definately got this truck thing in my blood ... my DNA sequence has torque settings

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1950 Chevy Advance Design 3100 in Scotland
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I have seen the word AD and I have been thinking itís the generation of truck but what exactly does it mean? I was talking with my uncle who is 65 and he told me a few stories about his experiences with my grandfather and this truck. It made me smile because it was the first time I heard it and amazes me, and him, that the truck is still in good shape. One story was that he had the truck overloaded with wood from the mountains way past the capacity of the truck and stacked clear past the cattle rails he had on the bed rails. He couldnít stop in coming down the mountain so he had to hit a stump on the side of the road and thatís why the passenger running board is all dented in. Also I guess he was adjusting the valves on the 216 motor and adjusted them too tight and bent 3 out of 6 push rods. So he pulled them out and bent them strait with a hammer and put them back in. My uncle couldnít believe his eyes when he saw him do that instead of buy new push rods. The truck has been running ever since like that. Who knows maybe he replaced them since that time but I wonít know until I pull the engine. Just goes to show the quality of these old Chevyís when you hear horror stories like that and they still drive down the road.

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Bubba - Curmudgeon

AD or A-D is the abbreviation for Chevrolet's official name for the 1947 through 1955-1st series of trucks, Advance-Design trucks.

Chevrolet starting selling this series in mid 1947 but it was officially THE 1947 truck (1946 trucks sold in 1947 were stilled called 1946 trucks). Chevrolet stopped selling the Advance-Design series of trucks in mid 1955; and, in 1955, Chevrolet referred the 1955-1st series as Advance-Design trucks and 1955-2nd series as the Task Force trucks (the official name for the next series of Chevrolet trucks).

The 1947-1955 GMC series of truck was officially called New Design trucks.

The term Art Deco trucks is a non-official but commonly-used term for the pre-Advance-Design series of Chevrolet trucks.


Tim
1954Advance-Design.com [1954advance-design.com]
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban [stovebolt.com] - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic [1954advance-design.com] - part of the family for 15 years
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engines are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. [chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com]
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