Picked up a 52 Chevy this weekend. A buddy of mine, five-oh, owned this pickup, sold it, then had a chance to get it back. He knew I wanted a old pickup, so he called me a couple months ago, asked if I was interested. I said yes! five-oh did a great job of representing the truck to me. Told me every thing that was good, bad, and ugly. Even after all that, I still wanted it. So, this past Friday we went over and picked it up. Left out at 6 am, drove 3 1/2 hours over, spent a little time on Petit Jean and a visit to the fall swap meet, and then I picked up the truck, drove 3 1/2 hours back home, and went straight to work. First thing we did was pull the gas tank. The old fuel was a "little" rusty. The tank looks to be in good shape. Just 2 years of sitting has not done well for the gas that was left in the tank. After that we tried to get it started, but while it would fire turn over well, the starter was carrying on and once it would start, it didnt want to run very long. Saturday morning, my two helpers decided to get in on the action and help me by cleaning out the bed of the truck while I took off the starter and the carburetor. We have a shop a half mile from the house that will rebuild the starter, so not a big deal there. The carb was pretty nasty. That probably explains why it wouldn't run unless we were pouring gas down it... My plan is to get it running, and then drive it as i fix it. Keep it on the road as much as possible. My kids and wife cant wait for it to run and drive...It needs work in all the usual places (floor pans, cab corners, etc), so its gonna be a learning curve. But it will be fun.