Jim Carter's

1946 Chevy 2-Ton Dump Grain Truck

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08 August 2007
# 2014

From Lisa "Tempest" Clement :

           Here is Jim Carter's 1946 Chevy 2-Ton for the Gallery. He wasn't sure how to get the story and pictures sent to you so he asked me to do it for him.

           "Last summer I bought this 1946 Chevy 2-ton. I bought this particular truck, as the Art Deco series trucks in all sizes, are my favorite Chevys. This might be due to the fact that when I was growing up, my Father had a 1941 2-ton and later a 1946 2-ton. Both of his trucks were equipped with dump boxes and were used on our grain farm in Western Manitoba, Canada. I remember spending many hours riding in my Father's trucks, especially at harvest time and when we were hauling grain to market.

           "My father's 1946 2-ton was the first vehicle, other then a tractor, that I drove. I would have been about 10 years old at the time. I still remember being told how to "double clutch" in order to shift gears. This was not easy for a little kid out in a soft field.

           "This truck was owned by two bachelor farmers and I bought it at auction when they quit farming. It can be called an "It Ran When I Parked It" truck. It was apparently running, prior to being parked. By the time of the sale, the truck was once again sort of running.

           "Since I brought it home, I have installed a new water pump and changed out the plugs and wires. It now starts and runs quite nicely. I still need to give the brakes an overhauling. Here's a front-on shot.

           "Future plans for this truck include a new paint job and a nicer box.

Jim Carter

Lisa Clement
Bolter #3548
Millwood, Manitoba

           Lisa, thanks for sending this in for Jim. Great truck ... great story! ~~ Editor

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