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#708103 Sun Jan 02 2011 05:22 AM
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New Guy
Hey everybody my name is Will. I'm 22 years old, newly married, and enjoy hanging out with my wife and family, the outdoors, camping, fishing and classic cars. I have a 1952 Chevy pickup that was my grandfathers. It has been in my family since the late 50's and was handed down to my father and has been handed down to me. The truck is from Idaho so it has very little rust from the climate and was parked a lot of its life in a barn. It has been just sitting around in storage for many years and is showing its 50 year age and needing restored. I want to get it fixed up and have already started the disassembly. Itís nice to be here with you all and thanks for having me.

[IMG]http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q96/picture_wch/01.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q96/picture_wch/IMG_1340.jpg[/IMG]

Last edited by Grnchev52; Sun Jan 02 2011 06:32 AM.
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'Bolter
Welcome Will. Youve come to the right place for advice,answers,parts,and friends.
We're ready for pics. of your truck anytime...............
Marty

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'Bolter
Welcome to the Bolt Will. We look forward to helping any way we can. Say hi to the wife and family. They can be a BIG help to!!


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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Wrench Fetcher
Welcome! OK that truck does NOT look like it's showing it's age at all, nor does it look like you need to tear it apart lol Looks like it could be a good runner just like that grin Lucky you!!!


1957 GMC 1/2T SWB Stepper - daily drive for summer
1965 Chevy P10 Shorty Ice Cream Truck - project
1963 GMC Commercial Fire Dept Van - project


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New Guy
Hi Will,
I want your truck smile What a great project and history too!! We will be here for ya, hopefully with all the answers you'll need. Are you thinking about restoring her stock? or custom? With the history I would tend to lean to completely original. Have fun and welcome aboard!!


glos55
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Hi Will, firstly congrats on your recent marriage.
Sounds like you'll fit right in here.
It's always good to see a young 'un continuing the Stovebolt faith.
It also great your truck has 'history'.
The Idaho weather has been kind to the old truck,so hopefully it won't be too much of a challenge.
Whatever you do,I'm sure your grandad will be proud.
Keep us posted of your progress.
Jock.


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

"Of all the small nations of this earth,perhaps only the ancient Greeks surpass the Scots in their contribution to mankind" Winston Churchill.

1950 Chevy Advance Design 3100 in Scotland
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New Guy
Thank you guys for all of your comments! To answer some of your questions I am planning on keeping it completely original and not doing any custom alterations. The truck does run but the gas tank is rusted out so it needs replaced. I plan on keeping it numbers matching and rebuilding the 216, keeping it the original color (I believe itís called Seacrest green). My progress so far is I have removed the front bumper, side mirrors, door panels, seat, gas tank, pulled the rubber floor mat and vacuumed out the rust and dirt inside the cab.I know my whole family would be happy to see it back on the road looking like new againÖ

Progess pics so far...
-Engine-
[IMG]http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q96/picture_wch/IMG_1381.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q96/picture_wch/IMG_1388.jpg[/IMG]

-Cab-
[IMG]http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q96/picture_wch/IMG_1378.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q96/picture_wch/IMG_1378.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q96/picture_wch/IMG_1367.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q96/picture_wch/IMG_1368.jpg[/IMG]


Last edited by Grnchev52; Sun Jan 02 2011 10:10 PM.
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'Bolter
Welcopme to the Bolt, and congratulations on the family heirloom. Keep us posted on your progress.


Rich
1947 Loadmaster [stovebolt.com]
1947 Chev. Loadmaster
1959 Chev. Viking 40
Genie: "I am the genie from a magic lamp and I have the power to grant you three wishes."
Me: "I want to be rich."
Genie: "OK, Rich, what's your second wish?"

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'Bolter
welcome Will. I hope you have as much ambition a year from now as you do now. Looks like its it very good shape for not being restored. Good luck.

Leo

Leo #708464 Mon Jan 03 2011 07:14 PM
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'Bolter
good to see another younger guy such as myself undertaking such a project. I have a 53 I am just about 3 weeks into. Got the front fenders and body panels off back to the firewall and have started sand blasting the panels. lets keep in touch.


*UNDER CONSTRUCTION*
1953 Chevrolet 3100 1/2 ton-previously abandoned resto.

My Project Bolt

I hate when people leave their brains at home. Seriously when did critical thinking and customer service go out the window? How about common sense and striving to go the extra mile? Idiots, surrounded by idiots it tell you.
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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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Caution: Political Statement

Man who runs in front of car gets tired, man who runs behind car gets exhausted.
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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
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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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
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 3
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New Guy
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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Restoration Journal on Facebook

"A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul." ~ George Bernard Shaw
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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

"Of all the small nations of this earth,perhaps only the ancient Greeks surpass the Scots in their contribution to mankind" Winston Churchill.

1950 Chevy Advance Design 3100 in Scotland
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Flickr .
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New Guy
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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Advance Design Era 1947-1955

Chevrolet introduced its all new post war "advance Design" trucks in the middle of the 1947 calendar year. In fact, Both the earlier and newer style trucks were built simultaneously for a short two month period as these trucks were being introduced. The overlapping production occurred because with the extreme demand for new trucks, GM didn't want any lag in production. The Advance Design series represented the first completely restyled post war car or truck offering from any of the Big Three (GM, Ford and Chrysler).....To the public, Chevrolet's Advance Design models, Particularly those built between 1947 and 1953, are coming to represent the classic old truck. Chevrolet's Advance Design series have become among the most sought after collector trucks. (How to Restore your Cherolet Pickup- Tom Brownell Pg 10-11)


*UNDER CONSTRUCTION*
1953 Chevrolet 3100 1/2 ton-previously abandoned resto.

My Project Bolt

I hate when people leave their brains at home. Seriously when did critical thinking and customer service go out the window? How about common sense and striving to go the extra mile? Idiots, surrounded by idiots it tell you.
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Will, spot the 'typo'! OOOPS!
'scuse the 'sun-roof too.'
I never realised I was so bald 'til I saw this pic..... cry

It's a fact that some folks say 'Advanced' rather than the correct 'Advance'.
It's a common mistake. That's MY excuse anyway...... grin

Last edited by jockbolter50; Fri Jan 07 2011 08:08 AM.

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

"Of all the small nations of this earth,perhaps only the ancient Greeks surpass the Scots in their contribution to mankind" Winston Churchill.

1950 Chevy Advance Design 3100 in Scotland
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Flickr .
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Posts: 751
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That truck looks real good to me. I love the green color and guys would give their right arm to have it just right like that. Get that motor compartment all renewed and a little metal work in side and you got yourself a perfect truck. thumbs_up

Joy #709963 Sat Jan 08 2011 05:19 AM
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'Bolter
Hey Grnchev52 are you selling your dog dish hubcaps?


*UNDER CONSTRUCTION*
1953 Chevrolet 3100 1/2 ton-previously abandoned resto.

My Project Bolt

I hate when people leave their brains at home. Seriously when did critical thinking and customer service go out the window? How about common sense and striving to go the extra mile? Idiots, surrounded by idiots it tell you.
Joined: Jan 2011
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New Guy
Silverado_9c3,

All 4 hubcaps are not the same. I dont think you are aware of that and would be better off purchasing a complete set.

[IMG]http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q96/picture_wch/07.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q96/picture_wch/05-1.jpg[/IMG]

Last edited by Grnchev52; Sat Jan 08 2011 08:20 PM.
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'Bolter
thats ok...got a number in mind?


*UNDER CONSTRUCTION*
1953 Chevrolet 3100 1/2 ton-previously abandoned resto.

My Project Bolt

I hate when people leave their brains at home. Seriously when did critical thinking and customer service go out the window? How about common sense and striving to go the extra mile? Idiots, surrounded by idiots it tell you.
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 303
S
'Bolter
that is if you want to sell them.


*UNDER CONSTRUCTION*
1953 Chevrolet 3100 1/2 ton-previously abandoned resto.

My Project Bolt

I hate when people leave their brains at home. Seriously when did critical thinking and customer service go out the window? How about common sense and striving to go the extra mile? Idiots, surrounded by idiots it tell you.
Joined: Jan 2011
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New Guy
Silverado_9c3,

Sent you a PM.

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