Restoring 51 chevy PU

Discussion in 'Shop Talk' started by BobK, Oct 23, 2005.

  1. BobK

    BobK Well-Known Member

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    DW and I have started restoring our 51 PU......first thing we want to replace is the windshield (2-piece and currently way too pitted to see out of) and both side windows (missing completely). Does anyone have a favorite site they buy parts from? We also need a couple of door latch parts.
     
  2. fordson major

    fordson major construction and Garden b Supporter

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    i had two pickups,a 53 gmc and a 54 chev one ton .both had five window cabs (that corner glass was fine!) but both needed windsheilds . local glass guy could get me any window but the corner windows. that was 14 years ago so not sure if they can still get that glass. i would try localy before the internet, glass is hard to ship friend has been trying to glass a 7740 power star cab and the inet glass is not quite right! hope your project goes well,one of the nicest most durable trucks ever made! (this from a die hard mopar nut :nana: )
     

  3. Ozarks_1

    Ozarks_1 Well-Known Member

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    It's not a parts site although you might find some good tech tips and get help finding those "odd parts" every once in a while ...

    http://www.stovebolt.com

    Happy restoring! They're great trucks.

    (I've got a '51 2-ton in the yard waiting for restoration.)
     
  4. porboy298

    porboy298 Well-Known Member

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    I think I have every part that you might need. I have built my last one and
    have started cleaning out my shops. I am located in the TX Panhandle.
    Give me a shout and come up. I will sell or trade, but will trade for nothing that eats.
    Bill
     
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    fordson major construction and Garden b Supporter

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    idontno Well-Known Member

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    I have all the parts you will ever need...I have 12 of them.
     
  7. Hip_Shot_Hanna

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    Auto glass used to be able to cut FLAT car glass from a sheet of laminated glass , the pain was sealing the edge to stop the plastic laminate going milky .