A Retired 1953 Chevy Farm Truck Stops by the Eastwood Outlet

We often have local customers cruising to the Eastwood retail outlet in their classic cars. During the winter the number of interesting cars and trucks that we see goes down considerably, but that doesn’t stop everyone. Ray T. stopped by the other day to price out some tools and supplies for his newest project- a 1953 Chevy 3/4 Ton Pickup. His truck is a rare bird in that it’s all original and it’s farm fresh! The truck spent 99% of its life since new on a Kansas Farm and it only has some wear and tear from being “used”. Overall the truck is very solid and it stil sports the original inline six that runs great (albeit a little oil smoke). The only modification currently is a rear end from a more modern 1987 Chevy 3/4 ton pickup.

Ray’s plans are a bit controversial, but he’s talking about turning it into a street rod and installing an automatic v8 and some more modern modifications. The purists may turn their noses up for modifying such a nice original example, but he does have a nice solid base to start with! Whatever he decides, our guys in the Eastwood retail outlet will steer him in the right direction to do the job right. If you want to visit our retail outlet and get some advise about your next project or see our products in person, come see us here: https://www.eastwood.com/custserv-store


  1. A man living in, or near, Eudora, KS. (just east of Lawrence) has one identical in color, style and quality but his is older as there are no vent windows in the door. Growing up, I saw more of these pick-ups than any other make. A testimony to the way things were Built back then compared to today.

  2. Good start already got rearend and 3/4 had open driveshafts anyhow.. I’d leave the frontend exactly like it is and you can buy really nice 8 lug wheels now days in any diameter you want… Nice Truck!!

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