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A Newbie from Central Ohio

Discussion in 'New to the H.A.M.B.? Introduce yourself here!' started by GMJager, Jun 26, 2013.

  1. Hey fellas (and ladies). I've always been an admirer of classic cars, hot rods, and customs as my buddies have grown up around them, one friend has a 72 Chevelle, another has a 55 Chevy 5-window pickup and a 69 Camaro, and another (well... his dad) has a various assortment of old muscle cars, but I've never actually had my own...
    I started saving up my money and started searching for affordable project vehicles that were in repairable shape (for a newbie)... specifically looking for a truck. Found one on craigslist, drove about 4 hours to go look at it (took a trailer in case i decided to get it), test drove it, looked it over, and bought a 1954 Chevy 3100 Short bed Stepside on the spot... They were asking $4800, and they came down quite a bit (cash talks!) Great Birthday gift to myself!!

    Enjoy some pictures!

    Loading it on the trailer (not the original bed... obviously, think its off a 77?)

    Looks good back there! (there's a year original bed... for fixing up.)

    Almost home...


    Seats, and rubber floor mats out!

    Little wire brushing done!
  2. Topstrap
    Joined: May 28, 2013
    Posts: 27

    from East Ohio

    Welcome from another Buckeye, I'm more East of you towards the Ohio River. Nice find, should be a great driver while you also add your own touches. Maybe see ya at one of the cruises between us someday.

  3. Veach
    Joined: Jun 1, 2012
    Posts: 1,081


    Welcome from Texas what's the plan with Her ?
  4. Welcome from CT!

  5. jfreakofkorn
    Joined: Apr 13, 2010
    Posts: 2,640


    welcome to the site .....
  6. I'm sure I'll be around a few cruises and shows someday, Topstrap!

    And Veach, for right now just fixing spots of rust, going through the brakes, repairing the 54' bed and putting that on instead of the bed on it now. Eventually re-painting.
    But, as a kid just out of college... There's a tight budget.
  7. booboo
    Joined: Apr 3, 2002
    Posts: 718

    1. oHIo

    Come on over to Yogis Hogies in westerville on friday nights and hang out with a bunch of old and young motorheads and our cars some time
    Joined: Jul 27, 2007
    Posts: 834


    Welcome from New Mexico, I'm glad your putting the original bed on. I miss my 54.
  9. Once I get it up and goin real well and get all the kinks worked out I will! Westerville isn't far at all!
  10. bk53
    Joined: Feb 15, 2012
    Posts: 148

    from Rowlett Tx

    nice project, welcome
  11. chevy54man
    Joined: Feb 7, 2013
    Posts: 1,684

    from NC

    Welcome from NC, great truck project!
  12. alpo
    Joined: May 7, 2011
    Posts: 690

    1. 34 Fords
    2. Mississippi Hambers

    Welcome from Mississippi
  13. Dragracer65
    Joined: Oct 20, 2011
    Posts: 147

    from Moore, Ok

    Welcome from Okc.
  14. novatattoo
    Joined: Oct 6, 2005
    Posts: 2,030

    from Canton,OH

  15. willys1
    Joined: Oct 31, 2012
    Posts: 1,021

    from South Ga

    Welcome from South Ga

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