1955 first series 1/2 ton, purchased new at Theo Money Chevrolet here in Waldron, I am the fifth owner. This truck is very solid, has accumulated a few "beauty marks" and the perfect surface patina that only time can produce, but in my opinion is very straight for its age. It would be an easy restoration, or just enjoy it the way it is.
Engine - 235 inline six, starts and runs great, no smoke or leaks. I removed/cleaned the fuel tank, installed new sending unit, cleaned fuel line, installed new filler neck hoses, new filter, cleaned carburetor, installed new points/condenser, and battery. Needs new muffler/tail pipe.
Transmission - Clutch works great, transmission is quiet and shifts as it should. Very small leak on tail housing shaft where drive shaft yolk sips in (very easy fix, just install new seal).
Brakes - Stops ok, little soft. I have rebuilt the master cylinder. I would recommend to pull drums and inspect the shoes and wheel cylinders.
Body - Very solid. I pulled what was left of the floor mat out and cleaned and treated with POR-15, looks good. Cab corners have some rust bubbles coming thru. Body has a few dings here and there, the worst being a crease in front of driver's door on side cowl. Still has original wood in bed and solid for the most part. Grille is dented mainly on lower "bull nose." I installed new cowl vent rubber and drain hose. I also have the spare tire that will be included, I think it looks better without it.
Electrical - Converted to 12 volt, headlights, park lights, tail lights, brake lights, dash lights, dome light, and heater all work. All gauges work with the exception of fuel gauge.
Glass - Has all original glass, few glass bubbles around edges of door glass. Door glass rolls up and down with ease. Will need new window felts and rubber around doors and windshield.
Interior - Truck ordered with rare unison (ride control) seat. Still has most of the original cover, but needs to be redone. Needs headliner, door panels and floor mat. I installed new glove box liner. Dash is all "uncut" original and in great shape. Ignition key still fits glove box lock and door locks.
Feel free to contact me with any questions @ 479-207-2946, 8 a.m. - 9 p.m. CST or through Ebay messages. Buyer is responsible for shipping. I will be happy to assist in loading. $500 deposit required within 24 hours of auction end, remainder of balance due within 7 days of auction end. Payment must clear before pickup. Thanks for looking!!