Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Grandpa's Truck Update #1

We started working on the truck last weekend.  The first order of business was to clean out the fuel system.  The gas tank had to be removed and cleaned since it has unused gas sitting in it for the last 12 years or so.  In order to get to the gas tank, which sits in the cab behind the seat, we had to take out the seat.  This gives us the opportunity to clean the cab well and replace the interior cab lining.
We got the bench seat out, and the tank.  I found about 30 paper receipts from when my grandpa would run down to the hardware store and get something for one of his projects.  Each receipt was for $4.47 or $3.99. It was sweet and sad to see them.  Then I did a good vacuum of the cab.

We unhooked the battery and started unhooking the fuel system.  We worked our way to the carburetor, we are having someone rebuild it for us, but so far we haven't been able to get it off.  It is stuck on with about 60 years of gunk.  We decided to stop there and tackle the carburetor removal during the week.

So, a little step on the road to restoration.  I'm pretty excited and Dave will need to drink more beer!  I really want to be driving this come spring.
Gman checked out the truck when he was visiting in November.

1 year ago:   Pork Dust
3 years ago:  Adult Blondies and Heading Back to School for the Baby Boy
5 years ago:  Tattoos and Crock Pot Chocolate Nut Clusters

January 23, 2019  Sunrise 10:04  Sunset 4:01  Temp H 13/ L 6°F

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