1948 Chevy 1/2-Ton
01 August 2006 Update
Hi all. Just a quick update. Got the pickup back from the sandblasters and it's in the new shed (yea)!!! Should be removing the cab this weekend (that was July 19) and starting to smooth out the firewall. Will be electroplating the chassis if anyone is interested in seeing some photos during the process, before it goes to the powder coaters.
Have a great day ….. I'm going to!
Craig and Jill Anderson
Bolter # 5192
Craig shared a funny "weekend report" in the forums back in Mach that we just need to add here ~~ Editor :
Well, strange but this is true. I took the little lady for a drive in the country looking for parts. Came across a 5-tonner in a farm about four hours drive from home. Anyway after haggling with the farmer (good bloke), I finally got the courage up and dived into the spider infested cab that had alot off cobwebs but no spiders ??? and began to wrestle with the nice shiny glove box cover that was in excellent condition I fought with those screws like I had a tiger by the tail. I was so determined to get it that I was sitting on the seat very focused and intent then hooray ... I got it !!! I proudly displayed my trophy to my patient lady. I stepped out off the truck. BUT my lady -- she no smile. "Baby, what's wrong? I say. She just looks at me and points to the old truck behind me and I turned to look. Bugger me! There was the biggest bloody snake I've ever seen slipped out from behind the seat and onto the ground!!!! holey crap, Batman ....... I looked at her and said "Honey, I was meant to get this."
13 January 2006
Hi! After six years, I finally managed to locate a good 1948 pick up project in Australia on the east coast. I live on the west coast but managed to get it sent on the round 5000-k trip.
I am looking forward to rodding it and will hopefully be able to keep you all updated. It has no drivetrain just yet but I have plans for a small block Chev and t-700 with a Ford 9’ in the rear. I will get more info for you all later.
I just completed a trip around some of western Australia in search of old Chevy trucks lying in various states of disrepair waiting to be reborn! What a trip. If any one would be interested, I'll send you some pix.
Love your site -- it's my bible!
Bolter # 5192
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