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1942 Chevy 1.5-Ton Truck
22 October 2007
From Matt :
I just purchased Dan Petra's 1942 Chevy 1 1/2-ton. Dan was selling it on the Swap Meet. The rear is split but is pretty bad from the rotted wood. It is a flat bed for now but it will have a completely different bed when I'm done. The name has been changed to Nadine ... Na-deen-ah.
Here are a couple of arrival pics and then it's was off to the garage. Engine -- Side -- Cab Interior -- Rear / Bed
Time for some uber fun. Still building my "fleet." Bertha (1947.1 283EC GMC 3-Ton) has some company now.
This truck was formerly owned by Daniel Petra and here is his original Gallery submission:
03 August 2005
I searched for a Bolt for quite awhile before I finally found a 1942 1.5-ton in the Black Hills which was in the condition and price range I wanted. I wanted a '42 due to the switch to war time production and think I got lucky with this one.
The truck has duals, 12 foot flatbed, and the long wheel base. It has an excellent cab and front clip. The hood and grille are in great shape, and only a few small dents in the front fenders.
The 216 runs good, and the brakes work, but leak. The cab is very complete; all glass is in place. The dash and instruments are complete. The seat cushions are in place but seat covers are torn and need new upholstery. Most of the wood in the bed needs to be replaced. There is no rust in the cab. The passenger door had some dirt in the bottom of the door, so there are some pinholes starting to come through in a small area at the bottom of the door. The doors open and shut nicely.
The farmer that owned the truck at one time did a brush paint job, so there is no surface rust, and the exterior has been protected. I've been debating whether to restore or mild rod. When I'm feeling crazy, I start I thinking about how I could weld on a second '42 cab to make it in to a crew cab. For now, I'm waiting for transport to deliver it and my wife to recover from her shock.