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1954 1/2 Ton

Featured Vehicle – January 2015

1954 Chevy 1/2 Ton

1954 3100 1/2 Ton

Coming in from California, we have Joe Newberry’s 1954 1/2 Ton.
Around 7 years ago Joe’s friend Kenny Milton bought this truck, which at the time was sitting out in a pasture. Kenny had put a lot of work into the truck, and spent 5 years working on restoring it. The original 235 engine, the transmission, and almost every other thing that could be rebuilt, was. A 3.55.1 gear conversion was installed. It was changed over to a 12 volt system. He eventually got tired of working on the truck and 3 months ago, sold it to Joe.

Luckily for Joe, almost everything on the Truck was done. It took about a month for him to finish putting the truck together. Now for the past 2 months he has been driving it around town. A couple things need to be adjusted on the truck still, but after that Joe plans to daily drive it.