this truck belongs to my granddaughter. her other grandfather left it to her when he passed away about 7 years ago when she was 8 . she does not want the truck to drive so I am helping her sell it. when he first restored the truck he drove it often . and in parades about 3 or 4 times a year. after he passed the family still drove it in the parades . i guess everyone lost interest and it sat for the last 3 years. I brought it to my house to clean it up and get it ready to sale. when I discovered the engine was cracked beside the petcock. what a shame because it had the original 216 in it. luckily he had a couple 6cyl engines sitting in his garage . so I got a 1956 235 and dropped it in. I really don't know any thing about the engine except what I could see and what I was told by a family member. he said it had been rebuilt . it does look to have a new valve pan gasket as well as a new head gasket. I installed a new fuel pump . ew plugs . new water pump. and because they are hard to find a new water pump pulley ( aluminum) and a new starter switch (solenoid) new fan belt and new lower radiator hose. I used the original 3 speed which had a very good clutch . ressure plate and throw out bearing. the battery is shot so to get it started I drop in a 12 volt . after a couple of turns and a shot of gas it starts . it runs pretty good but the carb takes a little feathering to get it going. it is a solid lift engine so it rattles when you start it but as it warms it sound better. the truck is very very very solid I found 1 hole in the floor in front of the battery lid. the bed needs attention . when he restored the truck he put a lot of new parts on it including new bumpers . new headlight trims . new tailgate chains . new mirror. new seat . new floor mat and insulation . ew patch panel at the shifter ( fiberglass) . ew turn signal switch . new door panels ( not in good shape now) . nd probably some things I am leaving out. it has the 2 piece 8 lug rims . glass is not broken . but turning around the edges . no bondo that I can tell . guy who painted it did a lousy job. dash looks vantastic . glove box opens . rakes work pretty good but while I was under it I saw where the pass rear was blocked off . wheel cyl probably bad. but still stops . I would buy this truck myself but because I am married into the family I would not buy it for 20. 00$ because of what some would say. with that being said there can be no trades for the same reason. and she is not yet old enough to make a decision on a trade. so an auction is the only fair way to do it . I will assist with shipping as much as I can(which does not mean ill haul it 500 miles) but if I move it . t has to be on Saturday . and we have to fully agree on price and distance BEFORE the auction ends and not 5 minutes before either. I am a nice guy . ut I don't have time for your low ball offers or your emails about how you can buy one cheaper. I have what I consider a reasonable reserve but if the auction ends 25$ below the reserve I may contact the high bidder . but if AND I MEAN IF YOU HAVE A SERIOUS QUESTION you can call my cell 606-224-0370 from 7 to 6 . otherwise email me and ill get back to you that evening. thanks for your interest.
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