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#539411 Wed May 20 2009 05:17 AM
Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 10
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Hi all,
If this works you'll be able to see my truck. I bought her about five years ago from a local fellow. The truck was very clean, no damage or rust to the body, just a small ding on the top of the cab. He said the transmission was bad, and in fact it went out in a couple of months. I found a repalce ment on ebay and with som help from other bolters was able to do the swap. That transmission wasn't any better so she sat a couple of years again. Now my wife was getting concerned. I got creative with my finances and took the truck to a local hot rod builder who repalce the transmission driveline and rear end, redid the complete brake system, adjsuted the timing and points, and she just purrs along now.

the motor is a 235 from 1954, still original under the skin. The fuel pump is double action so I have a handful fo steel tubing coming up in front of the motor. also you can see two tubes coming from the valve cover, one for a PCV valve to other to the air cleaner. I want to clean this up and replace the cover with another original type.

Current projects are to repair the floor in a couple of places, fill pedal holes and insulate and recover the floor. I'll be using a jute pad and a simple rubber mat. a local glass guy will repalce the windshield rubber for me (leakes when it rains) and cut and install new glass. should I go with green tint, or keep it clear?

Anyhow, lots of small things to do. Nothing large planned for awhile as long as the motor holds up. When its time I'll have it rebuilt. I really like the six with the 3-speed.

Thanks for all the help through the forums and the links. You guys and gals are the best.


Last edited by J Lucas; Thu May 28 2009 05:35 AM.
prime 50 #539429 Wed May 20 2009 06:18 AM
Joined: Mar 2008
Posts: 4,289
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Hi Lawrence,your link works just fine......
Nice looking truck you've got yourself.
Tell your glass guy to pay particular attention to the lower corners of your windshields.
Accuracy is everything, and seal them up well.(I guess it rains,even in Ca.) grin
It's up to you if you use green glass, I don't know if originality is an issue or not.It shouldn't be a whole lot more expensive either.
Good Luck
Jock (A fellow '50 owner) thumbs_up

Last edited by jockbolter50; Wed May 20 2009 06:20 AM.

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Achipmunk #547746 Thu Jun 18 2009 08:31 AM
Joined: Jan 2007
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You won't notice it being green when it's installed. Much nicer IMO.

Kind regards from The Beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains,

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