David Kruse’s 1951 Chevy 3100
First of all I want to say that this truck belongs to God, because I have committed it to Him, and am using it for His glory. As I was cutting wood for a neighbor, I spotted it sitting in the weeds. Well, I have always been fond of old trucks, so I offered to cut him a years supply of wood for it. He took me up on it.
That was in fall of 2002, and I just got it painted last year in August 2016. Two of my sons helped me on it. Tore it down to the frame, power steel brushed it and painted it with Por 15 rust stopper . Restored it back to original except for the wheels (which are offset). It presented a few challenges: fender beads between fenders and body, rubber around the doors, and headliner (we went through 3 of them). My son’s patience ran out during the second one. We managed to struggle through the 3rd one.
We had engine / head work done at Arnolds Motor Supply, had special hardened exhaust valve seats installed in head for ethanol fuel, balanced crank, rods, and pistons. Torqued it all down, bolted it in, started after a few turns. I enjoyed working on it from start to finish.