Tuesday, January 6, 2015

53' Truck Project

I don't think I have ever talked about my project truck before and I decided now was a good time to share the project with everyone. I am building a 1953 1/2 ton pick up truck. Iv been working on it off and on since I was in high school. When we moved back to Mo a few years a go I was close enough to my dads shop where I could begin working on it again. A lot of time and work goes into making an old truck drive able again. It will probably be another year before its on the road, but we are enjoying the time together working on the project together. The girls are even learning a thing or two.  In the last year my dad has taught me how to weld which allowed me to installed the rear leaf spring mounts and built adjustable mounts for the air shocks that I am using. The next step will be to get the upper and lower arms installed so that we can find the proper location for the engine mounts that will hold the LS1 Engine I am installing. Recently we have finished rebuilding a 97 mustang rear end. So here are a few photos of the truck as we got started working on it again.

Stripping body filler and paint

some of my first welding

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