While I’m fully aware that I could most likely find a lot of my answers through numerous forum searches, I’m hoping this post and soon to be thread becomes much more. Although I have been a member of the forums for years, I’ve always lurked but have never contributed much as I feel there are so many other people with more knowledge than myself. Well, I think it’s about time I start sharing and I have the perfect place to start. I finally got one that I’ve been wanting for quite awhile. While I’ve had a bunch of cars both classic and not, I’ve finally made it to lucky number 13.. . Ladies and gentlemen, I got my hands on a 57 Chevy 3100 from New Mexico. While it’s not special to some, the fact that I snatched it up in North Chicagoland is the best part. While you can see most from the photos, it’s a fairly straight and complete truck. It even runs and drives. While some parts are obviously not original, the goal is not to make it that way. I’m hoping to keep it looking mainly the way it is now, while going through the mechanics completely. That, and I’m shooting to have a really nice interior. So, everyone, be prepared for the story as I slowly go through it as this is the beginning. To start it all off I’m going to do what I do with every new project and obtain a factory service manual from back in the day. If anyone has one for the cheap or knows where to download one, please let me know. Otherwise I may be taking the eBay route. Lastly, where’s the best and most “budget friendly” place to buy parts? I see a ton of different options but wondering who had the best luck where. More posts, photos, and questions to come. Thanks for putting up with me, everyone.