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Old 12-02-2010, 11:03 PM   #1
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Grams '53 (1953 Chevrolet Belair)

2005 Dad went to Iowa (Where he grew up/early childhood) To pick this car up from a field where it had been sitting for 15 20 years, brought it home and re did a few thigns to get it running driving (sandblasted wheels/new tires/new gas tank lines etc) drove it around long enough to park it in the bar where it sat until me and my buddy got curious one day, charged the battery and backed it into my ATV (We were 13 or somethign!) Broke the tailight and drove it around the bumpy field fast as we could! I remember it took FOREVER to find reverse to back it out (equipment in the front of the car). I remember dad telling us to slow down and dont beat on the old car!!!

Well we got tired of driving it around the field and back in the bar it went. A couple years later we wanted to start driving it again washed it and tryed to figure out why it wouldnt run it went thru fuelpumpsexcessively! Tried mech. electrical (still 6 volt). Well turns out I guess a combo of bad gas and installing pump upside down and getting stranded far from home (dad thought we would make it). We ended up parking it for another year or so...

Its 'grams 53' because its my great grandmothers car bought new

Fast forward to last year about this time...We got it out AGAIN and tinkered abit..long story short it was overheating and running bad and bending pushrods over and over, valve was stuck shut. (75,xxx miles) took head to machine shop they re did it and reinstalled after some spray bombing! Still having problems with fuel pump so we parked it for another 6 months..

Well, a few weeks ago I wanted to get it out so we drained the gas put new in it figured out the pumps were all upside down new fuel filter charged the battery and fired it up, dad drove into town (20 miles away) and filled it up, well he comes back lost a hubcab on the way, we go to get in the car and the brakes are locked up, we take the toyota find the hubcab and come back to work on the brakes

here are some pictures..
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Old 12-02-2010, 11:12 PM   #2
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http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...=1#post4327784

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Old 12-02-2010, 11:13 PM   #3
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Old 12-02-2010, 11:15 PM   #4
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We are working on brakes now

New wheel cyc's rubber lines and rebuilding MC hard lines I believe have been replaced...look pretty good
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Old 12-02-2010, 11:23 PM   #5
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Re: Grams '53 (1953 Chevrolet Belair)

ooooo bel airs are so nice
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Old 12-03-2010, 05:47 PM   #6
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Re: Grams '53 (1953 Chevrolet Belair)

Nice, i love the body style of these cars
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Old 12-03-2010, 06:04 PM   #7
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Re: Grams '53 (1953 Chevrolet Belair)

sweet! Ive seen some of your work and Im sure this car is in good hands..
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Old 12-03-2010, 06:57 PM   #8
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very cool! nice pics
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Old 12-05-2010, 11:36 PM   #9
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Re: Grams '53 (1953 Chevrolet Belair)

soft lines (3) MC rebuild kit, wheel cyc (4) orderd saturday, hopefully there here soon and its on the road asap!!!
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Old 12-06-2010, 01:02 AM   #10
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Re: Grams '53 (1953 Chevrolet Belair)

NICE old car....wanna buy a crappyer 2dr one of these or parts? lol
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Old 12-06-2010, 05:40 PM   #11
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Re: Grams '53 (1953 Chevrolet Belair)

YES!!! Were looking for a knob or 2 on the interior..Do you have any????!?!!?!?!! Not interested in a parts car..not really restoring it, just gonna get it running driving reliabbly, and looking factory/decent
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Old 12-06-2010, 06:26 PM   #12
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Re: Grams '53 (1953 Chevrolet Belair)

find me a pic of what you need and I will see what I got.
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Old 12-06-2010, 11:18 PM   #13
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Re: Grams '53 (1953 Chevrolet Belair)

Windshield

Rear right window (if 4 dr)

headlight switch

Will try to snap some shots morrow
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Re: Grams '53 (1953 Chevrolet Belair)

I want to keep the windshield in case someone buys the whole car but I will check the headlamp switch. I dont even know if 2dr front glass is the same as 4dr
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Its REAR pass. side glass, Ok I understand..

Reason were looking for switch is because someone replaced it with univeral switch that looks out of the way..got any pics of the car btw?
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I can get some this weekend.
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Re: Grams '53 (1953 Chevrolet Belair)

Sweeeet always wanted to see more of this car.
Glad to see the 53 got a thread!
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Going to take pics of boxes/switch for spudz
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Old 12-09-2010, 11:50 PM   #19
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2nd to the left from the steering column

thanks!

i mite fix this up and put it on it (old school vac. fan!)
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Hardlines installed!
soft lines installed!
everything put away
wheel cyc. installed

whats left:
pack 1 bearing
bleed the brakes
double check everything (lug nuts etc etc) and go for a ride hopefully (tuesday) caues im out of school again
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Awesome, What part of IOWA?
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Somewhere around creston IA
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Got the brakes bled today!

Gotta repack wheel bearings..How does this seal thing come out?
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This pic is the inside of the F/R drum, this is the innner bearing/seal
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Great lookin' old cruiser!

Not sure on the bearing...
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