Mike Walls' and Lisa Clement's
1946 Chevy 3/4-Ton
08 August 2007 Update
From Lisa :
Here is a quick update on our 1946 3/4-ton Chevy. Since the last update in November 2006, we have finished stripping all of the major parts of the truck. We have decided that we are going to make this truck into a flat deck. However, if a box and fenders were to happen upon us, this could change.
We have still not settled on a color scheme for sure as of yet, but hope to have some ideas by spring of 2008.
We have been pleasantly surprised with the little amounts of rust that we have found as we have removed the layers of paint. While stripping the doors, it became apparent who had previously owned the truck and what it was used for. It was formerly owned by Yorkton Monumental Works from Yorkton, Sk., Canada. This business is no longer around but hopefully with a bit of research, we might find some more information.
Lisa Clement & Mike Walls
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12 November 2006 Update
From Lisa :
Here is a quick update regarding our '46 3/4-ton. The interior has all been relocated from the truck to a set of shelves in the garage. The front fenders, hood and grille are also in storage. The interior pieces have all been sanded and given a quick coat of primer. The cab has been removed and partially stripped it is now taking up half the garage.
The engine remains in the frame and the box. We are undecided if we are going to use this box, or if we are going to go with a partial stake bed and hope that we find a better box and fenders.
Likely, this will be as far as things go until spring now.
Don't forget to check on their 1945 Chevy 2-ton and Lisa's latest addition (June 2007) of a 1951 Chevy 2-ton. ~~ Editor
02 November 2005 Update
We have now stripped out the majority of the interior, as we are hoping to work on the smaller bits over the winter in the basement.
We have the truck running and moving but it has a leak in the water pump which we will get to in the spring.
As you can see we have done some experimental painting and are thinking of going with an off-white with blue.
With winter here now, the truck will take it's place as a part of our snow fence for the winter and we hope to get back to it once spring has resprung.
Check out the update on their 1945 Chevy 2-Ton ~~ Editor
02 August 2005 Update
Our '46 3/4-ton, after being moved from the driveway to the garage, to the driveway, to the garage, to parked behind the garage, back to the garage, and now once again the driveway, is beginning to see a new lease on life.
Basic body work has finally started. We are unsure as to what we want for a color scheme, and thus it presently goes through periods of looking like a patch worked quilt. As Mike works in a bodyshop, he brings home different paints and mixtures quite regularly. We give it a shot of this, and a shot of that, and are working to see what we like. I have also done this a bit on the computer, dabbling with different colors to see what I like. Presently, the truck boasts a white cab, blue fenders, and blue headlight bullets.
From a mechanical perspective, we have it running and it runs quite well. All we have given it is a carb clean and some new plugs.
So that's where we are folks. Here are some other photos of our trucks for our page. Here is what our interior looks like at present.
Russell Manitoba, Canada
(was-a-town called Millwood, MB)
24 July 2004
From Lisa (Tempest):
It all started last September when we where casually looking for parts for my Dad's 1946 Chevy 1/2-ton. We came upon an ad in the local "Bargain Finder." All that was written was "1946 Chevy" and a phone number.
Of course we called and found out that it was a 3/4-ton. But the price was right for our budget and so we went to take a casual look. We entered the farmyard, took a look at the truck, and 45 minutes later, left minus a deposit.
With the aid of a friend, his truck, and a flatbed, our truck made the hour long journey from South of Yorkton to our yard 15 minutes from Russell. Our first problem was a seized wheel, which made the truck refuse to leave the trailer. With a lot of willpower, a towrope, and some elbow grease, the truck landed in our driveway within minutes. This is a pic of the day our truck came home. Note the box on upside down "resting" on the flatbed made by the previous owner.
|Vehicle: 1946 Chevrolet 3/4 ton
Original Paint: 630 Commercial Blue
Original Trim: 392 Brown Leatherette
Body Number: 518 (518th unit of model 1424)
Production Plant: Osawa, ON
Production Date: March 11, 1946
Shipping Date: March 13, 1946
Model Number: 1424 3/4 ton 125 1/4" Wheel base
Engine: 216 CID 90 HP 6 Cylinder
Engine Number: 146617
Because our addition came so late in the season, and winter was on the way, not much energy was put into the truck until this spring. According to the previous owner, the last time it was running, was 1978. After a new fuel pump and some fuel line, with a "jerry" can attached to the side of the truck (we are missing the gas tank), we had it running. We took the radiator into a local shop in Russell, and it was given a passing grade with no leaks or crimps, and a new coat of black paint. With that reinstalled, we gave her another go. WE HAVE GO! The transmission works just fine.
We removed the grill in the fall, hoping to get something done with it over the winter, but we didn't get the opportunity to do so. We have removed the headlight housings, the front bumper, the front lower shell (which needs replacing), and the lover radiator bezel. The interior is in bad shape, as the mice relocated the stuffing from the seat into the panel above the windshield.
We are contemplating painting it a medium metallic blue with silver trim lines. As for Dad's, we are still looking for a few odds and ends (a tailgate especially). The box on ours is in tough shape and it also lacks rear fenders, so we are discussing the option of making it into a flatbed or a stakebed. This is enhanced by the fact that the previous owner also chopped the running boards when he had made it into a flatbed. The wood however, was mostly rotten and is now awaiting campfires and the stove of our ice fishing shack. Although, some was salvaged and made into a planter, which was given to me on Mother's Day.
We will keep you posted on the progress and plans as things unfold. Though we do hope to be at least in primer for Canada Day next July 1st.
Lisa Clement (Tempest) and Mike Walls
Check out this great story about the new addition to their family ... a 1945 Chevy 2-Ton!!! ~~ Editor
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