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Re: My 1951 Chevy 3100 1/2 Ton Stepside Build
Markiemark9 #1154837 Sun Mar 13 2016 09:40 PM
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Wow, impressive! Where do you live and where did you find all your parts?

Re: My 1951 Chevy 3100 1/2 Ton Stepside Build
Markiemark9 #1158345 Mon Apr 04 2016 04:29 AM
Joined: Aug 2015
Posts: 76
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DRiggan - yes, it's a 54 bed and I did have to use blocks to level the mounting.

Scottss60 - thanks! I'm in Omaha and have used this forum and Facebook to locate lots of local support for gather parts for refurbishing. I've also used Brother's, Jim Carter and LMC.

We had an 80 degree day today and I took the pickup out for a short cruise in my neighborhood. Here's a video!

Short Neighborhood Cruise

Re: My 1951 Chevy 3100 1/2 Ton Stepside Build
Markiemark9 #1159866 Tue Apr 12 2016 01:44 AM
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Posts: 76
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I picked up a hood ornament at a local flee market this weekend:

Full hood ornament shot

Hood ornament close-up

Re: My 1951 Chevy 3100 1/2 Ton Stepside Build
Markiemark9 #1159929 Tue Apr 12 2016 12:35 PM
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Looks nice. I also love the windshield shade screen (not sure if that is what it is called). I have been thinking about doing a hood ornament for mine.


Dave from Northern Kentucky
My 54 3100
Re: My 1951 Chevy 3100 1/2 Ton Stepside Build
Markiemark9 #1186304 Tue Oct 11 2016 01:51 PM
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New Guy
I am also trying to fit a 47-48 gas tank in a 1949 frame similar issues with tank brackets and frame spacing Hope to figure it out soon .


john r bryant
Re: My 1951 Chevy 3100 1/2 Ton Stepside Build
Markiemark9 #1217512 Tue May 16 2017 12:19 PM
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Just a two cent input on your brakes. Years back when assisting my wife on her 5 window build, I had just finished a frame off restoration of a 1942 WWII Jeep. I noticed that her chevy's brake lines ran a whole lot different, don't know why but if I recall correctly one line ran from the MC straight to the drivers side front brake and the other ran to the passengers side frame where it teed off and ran forward to the passengers front brake and aft to the rear brakes. What I did was to run the line to the front and tee off to both front brakes and over to the right side of the frame and back to the rear brakes. It might not be pure but it sure made a difference in stopping!! I also moved the brake light switch down to the MC like on the 40's vintage Jeeps instead of the flipper switch on the firewall, this though again not pure but made for a more positive brake light illumination. Like I said just my two cent input, they were two simple mods. that made life a whole lot easier.


Fred and Gail Gordon
711 N. 12th st.
Fredericks, Ok.
73542
gaillgordon@yahoo.com 51 3800 1 ton
96 Tahoe
yso_48@yahoo.com 99 Yukon
Re: My 1951 Chevy 3100 1/2 Ton Stepside Build
Markiemark9 #1222166 Wed Jun 21 2017 02:11 PM
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I must say that this one of the most complete photos that I've seen. I know it took a lot of planning and work to do it. I really have enjoyed read through and looking at the pictures you posted. As they always said "a picture is worth a thousand words.". I believe when you finish you will have not only a dependable but a great looking truck. Keep on going! Oh I also love the visor. Wish I had the money to get one and put on my 49 truck. Again, great job.


1949 Chevy 1/2-Ton ~ Red Truck

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Re: My 1951 Chevy 3100 1/2 Ton Stepside Build
Markiemark9 #1230819 Sat Aug 19 2017 01:11 AM
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This is impessive and thank you for photgraphing the whole process. I'm comparatively somewhere in the middle of your photo album and it's nice to see the path you took. It Gives me guidance and perspective.

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