Inland Lakes Chapter John Klein, President 112 Misty Meadow Ct. I sometimes get this jones for a 51 Chevy 2-door sedan like my uncle had. I put an Offy dual intake and Fenton headers that are. The fuel tank is out of the cab and under the bed. The gleaming red vehicle was the first truck ever purchased by the Rowlett Fire Department. Back at the portable garage, Ernst and his helpers reassembled the truck and carefully applied the graphics.
Once painted I'll do the re-assembly and detailing. You're going to have some real fun on that truck! Right now the truck sits in black primer. Our work was mostly confined to body, paint, and trim restoration. There was a 1958 Biscayne, that had also been purchased new, parked in the bush not 25 yards from this truck and there was nothing left of it. Some 20 volunteers spent more than 900 hours working on the project over a span of 13 months. Why this truck survived so extremely well has to be because of the undercoating it received when new.
We have all the parts and accessories you need to help restore your 1956 Chevy, at the best prices! It is and I put lots of miles on it. The work was the quality the customer expected. It was during training exercises with Post 1 that Ernst first noticed the General — a faded, rusting truck parked behind Fire Station No. I from my Uncle who had it in his back yard since I was in high school. It sat behind the station in hopes it would some day be restored. .
Inland Lakes Chapter John Klein, President 112 Misty Meadow Ct. This was also the last year for the distinctive egg crate grille. Thanks everyone for the Nice replies. I still have to put the wood in the bed and do the interior and maybe paint some day. Can anyone tell if it was a factory thing - maybe added from the dealer, or a home-made unit? Are those the correct hubcaps? The rest of the truck is mostly stock. Contact them if you haven't already at phone 717-534-1910 to find the closest one. .
If you look closely at the pictures you will notice the absence of rust. I can't wait to send pictures of it completed. It has some wheels and tires that are not previous owner and the dash has been sprayed with an undercoating which will need to be sanded down and resprayed. A local body shop donated the supplies and labor. Eckler's Chevy Trucks is extremely well-equipped to help you make the restoration dream a reality, with Chevy Trucks restoration guides and technical guides to help you get the job done, and done right. Koren Ernst gives the truck a final polish. Our truck is mostly original.
It has taken me about three years to get this far. Let me kbow which one is closest to you and i will get you the info. This consisted of drilling holes for spot welds, grinding away the electro-coating, sanding the areas with a scotch-brite pad, then spraying weld-through primer. Of course when I got into it, I found more rust - what a surprise not. I originally got the truck from Oregon and moved it here in Michigan, I drove it for about 2 weeks, then decided to have it restored, I had a local restorer of vintage cars take on the task of doing my truck like his cars, he's old and slow but very good at body work and painting. I wish everyone who has these trucks would restore them to this level instead of turning them into streetrods. I called an indoor outfit, but they're busy 'til next week.
We restored the truck on budget. Each get 4 free 1 year National memberships each year and they may give you one if you join their region. For his Eagle Scout service project, Ernst completed a full external restoration of the historic truck. A pair of Rowlett firefighters, Brett Grant and Tony Boroughs, are working to get the truck running again. It's the same green as yours I believe.
In addition to carrying 1956 Chevy Truck parts, we have parts for all Chevrolet Truck models available. I also found a T5 tranny that bolted right up to my 235 inline six. This year is Trent and Warren's very worthy 56 Chev Apache. Two years into it, it is almost complete! It will be more of a local show participant. Once he grasped the magnitude of that undertaking, Ernst decided to focus on the body restoration alone. Good luck and I hope we cross paths at one of the national meets.