1946 Chevrolet 1/2-Ton
From Todd :
I purchased this old truck in June 2007. The previous owner had the truck since 1977. It was pretty much all original equipment other than an electric fuel pump. I ran it with the 216 until it finally died. I replaced the motor with a 1953 235 Thriftmaster, keeping the original 3 speed, closed drive shaft and rear end.
I've replaced every piece of the braking system and also removed the original gas tank from under the seat and replaced it with an aluminum gas tank under the bed.
The truck is still 6 volt and retains the stomp starter, crank out windshield, cowl vent and everything functions as it should. The carburetor was recently rebuilt and I just purchased WWII aviation seatbelts which I plan to install soon.
The picture here [ you've gotta see this image link ~ Editor ] is me driving on a local road here in Jacksonville, Florida. The picture was not modified, other than washed out color (see the dings along the running board?). The photographer was my good friend Brian Schmidt.
The truck is a blast to drive! This is my first vehicle older than 1970, but I have always loved '30s, '40s and '50s Chevrolet trucks.
I have included pictures of the interior, engine bay and the truck in my driveway. I also attached a picture of me taking the "first drive" with the previous owner along for the ride.
Stovebolt is an invaluable resource for anyone who owns, restores, hops-up or just loves these old trucks as much as I do.