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08 August 2010
More pictures of my old truck
From Bill :
I have been a member for several years, but have just recently gotten my 1940 Chevy half ton on the road.
It's been almost 15 years since I first got started with two trucks that came out of Saskatchewan. I bought and sold two more (1940's) since then. One of those trucks has gone to Port Alberni, BC, where it should be on the road this year as well.
My original idea was to get it on the road for my boys to drive when they graduate from school, and then drive the wheels off of it. My wife and I are really enjoying the time (only five weeks now) and the travels that we have had so far. One of our boys says that all has changed since we got the truck on the road: WE ARE NEVER HOME!!
The power train has been upgraded to a 383 cubic inch Chevy small block that is running on dual 425 Impco LPG mixers (this one runs on propane) for an estimated 425 horse power. It is coupled to a 700r4 automatic transmission, and NP207 chain drive transfer case. The front clip came from a 1986 S-10 Blazer and the rear differential is from a 1998 S-10 Blazer.
For stopping power, it has disc brakes on all 4 corners. It is sitting on a torsion bar suspension (I'm currently looking for some S-10 ZR2 torsion bars as the engine is a little big for that stock S-10 suspension), and also has a shortened S-10 Blazer column. I still have most of a stock one left, but am undecided what to do with that one.
It has been a long road and I still have a few little details to finish (trim, hood and hood sides) but it sure is fun to get people's comments along with their Ooohs and Aaaahs. Not to mention that "It's way fun to drive". My wife said it was kind of loud when we're cruising down the highway, but I hollered back that it was never meant to go 110 kph plus.
I hope you enjoy the link to the other photos!
Wow, this is impressive!! You've been with us "several years" ... like several several!! Glad to see your truck in the Gallery! Great addition and great story. ~ Editor