1948 Chevy 1-Ton
From Dave :
I was surfing the Bolt when a post popped up about a 1948 1 Ton Chevy that was located about 30 minutes from me. Donnie (dbone) had planned on buying it, but his plans changed. He figured that since he didn't want it, he would share the seller's information with anyone else who was interested.
I responded quickly, and set up a look-see that weekend. I was told that he found it in a pasture - sunken into the ground almost up to the axles. You can see the line of dirt on the tires (and rust on the rim) in this picture. The owner of the land owed him some money, so he accepted the truck as payment.
I was immediately impressed with how complete the interior was.
The 30++ year old tires even still hold air. The only thing missing was the generator. There was even an insurance policy in the truck from 1965 ($28 for one year of liability insurance).
The guy said his F-250 4X4 couldn't pull it out of the ground, so he had to use his tractor. (Tough luck, Ford - I really like this trucks attitude!)
I couldn't talk him down on price, but he did agree to deliver it to my place. This was quite a bonus, since I didn't have to rent a trailer or hire a tow truck (our's isn't legal yet).
My wife was indifferent about it at the beginning, but now she calls it our '48 Chevy.
Thank you Stovebolt.com - we couldn't have gotten it without you.
And don't forget Dave's 1954 Chevy 3600 1-ton Tow Truck ~ "Babe" ~ Editor