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06 December 2010
More pictures of my old truck
From Steve :
Here is my 1948 Chevrolet 1.5-ton dually that I recently acquired.
Back in it's day, this old Chevy truck was purchased new in Southern Georgia, and its primary job was to haul a huge water tank around. It was a farm truck. After undergoing some financial difficulties, the original owners were forced to put it up for auction. That was approximately two years ago.
The second owner took title and did nothing with it. I bought it in April 2010.
The truck is in remarkably good shape other than the brakes. It also needs new door glass and a few other minor items.
Although she has no bed, the cab is amazingly rust free and that is very unusual for an old truck in this part of the country. It was not running and the rear wheels were locked up when I got it. The previous owner moved it around with a forklift by lifting the rear wheels off the ground.
I'd like to share some mechanical tips while working on this truck as I have been a "Wrencher" ever since I was old enough to hold one. My Dad and Granddad had a garage / gas station back in the 1930's 40's and 50's.
Here is a link to pictures of it the week after I bought it.
Your willingness to share your wrenching experience will be greatly appreciated. ~ J. Lucas, Stovebolt Curator.