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20 September 2010
More pictures of my old truck on Photobucket
From Mark :
Well, it's been 5 years and 11 months since I brought my 1946 Chevy home, but I'm finally done! I still have some minor things to finish up, but she drives up and down the road so I consider her done.
My original Gallery submission was sent in about five years ago, and there were many times between then and now, that I wondered if I would ever get it finished! In the mean time, my wife and I have had two kids. We also built a house in the last four years. So, the truck went to the back burner a few times.
Now about the truck. I installed an independent front end, and it's powered with a LT-1 and a 6-speed from a Camaro. For the most part, I've kept the outside appearance mostly original. The few minor modifications include moving the fuel tank under the bed, installing a Mar-K box with smoothed stake pockets and a new tailgate with a latch.
I couldn't have finished this project without my cousin Mardy and his vast car knowledge, and the support from my wife with her ever so graciously never asking where all of our money went. I also would like to acknowledge all of the great people that participate in the Stovebolt forums. I bought and sold parts, as well as had numerous problems solved buy great "Stovebolters" that were always willing to send a picture or whatever it took when I was stumped.
What a remarkable transformation from the picture you sent in back in 2005! Glad to hear you've stayed busy and had your priorities in good order! The truck looks great. Now ride on! ~ Editor
11 April 2005
This is my 1946 Chevy 1/2-ton. This truck was
built the first month production resumed in 1945 after the war (September).
It is a blackout model, with painted grille and plastic door handles and window
I am in the process of street-rodding it.
I found it in a shed at an in-law's farm. It was my wife's great-grandfather's
pickup. Her uncle was kind enough to give it to me for free as long as I agreed
that it wouldn't be leaving the family once it was done. It had been in the
shed since 1976.
The pictures I have included are what it looked
like last summer when I first got it home as well as some pictures of my progress.
The LT1 motor and 6-speed tranny came out of
a 1996 Camaro.
Thanks for the great web site.