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#807451 - Fri Dec 16 2011 12:36 PM Re: Another Roll Call [Re: Slick Willy]
jfnar Offline
Shop Shark
Registered: Wed Aug 30 2006 12:00 PM
Posts: 413
Loc: Arkansas
'57 3800 with 29k original miles. Spent it's entire life on a wildlife refuge near the Mississippi river, used only to haul wheat raised on the refuge that was used for trapping woodducks. Few dings and very little rust. Will eventually put a 9' stepside bed on it when I have time to devote to it.
http://s305.photobucket.com/albums/nn214/jfnar/57%20chevy%203800/


Edited by jfnar (Fri Dec 16 2011 12:37 PM)
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'64 swb stepside
'57 1 ton
'53 phone truck
'59 swb
'46 1 1/2 ton
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#808031 - Sun Dec 18 2011 01:26 PM Re: Another Roll Call [Re: C10 - C90 Bill]
Dado Offline
Wrench Fetcher
Registered: Fri Mar 27 2009 07:53 PM
Posts: 74
Loc: ga
Here is my C-30 Off craigslist this summer was busy saw it paid $450. never really looked at it much lady claimed her late husband bought new . Got to looking hard at it and realized quickly that all of the flex brake hoses are new. Oil is as clean as bottled water. Antifreeze is bright green, so I dumped the gas tank out, put a carb kit in it, purged the fuel line, dropped a battery in it, and spun it over. It had no fire. Put a new set of made-in-the-USA points and it fired right up. It runs well. The locking ring tires don't look that dangerous, but it would appear that the outer ring holds the inner ring in place. The only time you would risk injury would be if the inner ring was not completely seated. Working on getting my nerve up. May slide it under the truck and hook an air hose to it. Let me know what you think, as I look forward to tinkering with this truck a lot.
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#808172 - Sun Dec 18 2011 09:46 PM Re: Another Roll Call [Re: Dado]
Slick Willy Offline
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Registered: Tue May 10 2005 12:00 PM
Posts: 208
Loc: VA 24060
Dado, we have similar trucks as mine's a '62 C30. When I picked mine up a few years ago it had later model one piece rims on the front but still had the lock ring rims in back. I needed new tires in back and the tire shop found one of the rims and lock ring had rusted real bad and was too pitted to safely use so I bought another pair of later model rims for the outside wheels. I kept the lock ring rims for the inside wheels. The tire guys weren't crazy about working on those older rims and inflated the new tires in a cage as a safety precaution.

So be careful, you may have a rusted out rim that isn't obvious at first.
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#808436 - Mon Dec 19 2011 04:17 PM Re: Another Roll Call [Re: Slick Willy]
BILL Offline
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Registered: Fri Nov 10 2000 12:00 PM
Posts: 453
Loc: Adams Center NY USA
1930 LR 1 1/2 ton has 33,000 miles on it
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#808499 - Mon Dec 19 2011 06:42 PM Re: Another Roll Call [Re: BILL]
Dado Offline
Wrench Fetcher
Registered: Fri Mar 27 2009 07:53 PM
Posts: 74
Loc: ga
Yea that's pretty good advice was planning on a good wire wheel cleaning first checking tubes as well . Those tires are 700x18 is that what you have on yours ?
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#808963 - Tue Dec 20 2011 11:04 PM Re: Another Roll Call [Re: C10 - C90 Bill]
oldbolter Online
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Registered: Wed Aug 19 2009 10:58 PM
Posts: 81
Loc: North Alabama
'59 3800 235 SM420 dual wheels with flatbed and PTO powered dump. I purchased it last year in Mississippi and have found the dump bed to be very handy. As purchased, the 235 runs great, the steering is tight, the brakes are good, and the body is in good shape except for a little rust on the front fenders. I have found a set of no rust fenders that will be installed when I get around to painting it. My truck gets lots of positive commments from the country folks in my community. However, the city types just don't "get it". They think there is something wrong with me for driving "that old truck" instead of my crewcab 2500 duramax.
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#809061 - Wed Dec 21 2011 11:19 AM Re: Another Roll Call [Re: oldbolter]
tri5trucking Offline
Shop Shark
Registered: Tue May 10 2005 12:00 PM
Posts: 567
Loc: Creswell, Oregon
I have a 56 chevy 3800 that I'm finishing a bed for and a 57 chevy 3800 with the original 283 and a 10' bed. i drive it all the time.
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#809269 - Wed Dec 21 2011 10:58 PM Re: Another Roll Call [Re: tri5trucking]
InMy40s Offline
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Registered: Sun Nov 21 2004 12:00 PM
Posts: 454
Loc: Vacaville, Ca
I have a 46 (built in 47) Open Express. I put in a T5 behind a 235 with dual intake and Fenton headers.

Still working on the sheet metal.
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#809356 - Thu Dec 22 2011 09:51 AM Re: Another Roll Call [Re: C10 - C90 Bill]
Yelostn78 Offline
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Registered: Fri Apr 25 2008 07:59 PM
Posts: 581
Loc: Soon to be back in Kansas full...
1949 3800' just got it back on the road after an engine overhaul.

216 with 4 speed, hydraulic hoist, 6 volt system. Pics are in my signature block, however it does have a new set off tongue and groove stakesides on the bed, and the cab has been cleaned and waxed.
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1949 Chevy 3600 Bob's Truck
1949 Chevy 3100 The Investment
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#809469 - Thu Dec 22 2011 05:34 PM Re: Another Roll Call [Re: C10 - C90 Bill]
Dirty_Gurty Offline
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Registered: Fri Apr 08 2011 07:06 PM
Posts: 81
Loc: Cleburne, TX
1949 Chevy 3800 dually. It's unrestored, running and driving. It's stock, except for the 1955 235 motor and 12v. Pictures are in the link in my signature.


Edited by Dirty_Gurty (Thu Dec 22 2011 05:34 PM)
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1949 Chevy 3800 with dual wheels
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