Sunday, July 18, 2010

1953 Chevrolet 2 Ton

I was looking at some of my picture files, after downloading my camera, and came across these. This is my 1953 Chevrolet 2 ton with a grain box on the back. It is an end dump. The grain trucks came with either an end dump or a side dump. When I bought the truck in eastern Colorado, the back window was boarded up to keep the rain out. When I went to clean it out, there was about a bushel of corn under the seat. The seat smelled like mouse pee. It was the old cotton and horse hair, covered in vinyl. I bought some foam and an upolstry kit and after replacing the window, restored the interior. Machaniclly it was in pretty good shape. I did have to replace the radiator a year or so after I bought it. It is great fun to drive. I have to put on my costume to go anywhere in it though. That consists of bib overalls, a long sleeve plad shirt, and my John Deere cap. I could ware a straw hat in the hot sun. It is parked on my ranch in Colorado now. I will probably have to clean the carborator and put fresh gas in it when I get home next year.

1 comment:

  1. could you tell me what size the straight 6 engine is please? i have the same yr and make but want to know if mine is a 216 or 235 engine