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14 December 2009
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From Doug :
Finally, I'm getting around to posting my 1946 - 47, or a 1947 “First Series”, or you can say “early 1947” or "47.1" 1 Ton Chevy Panel Truck. The title says 1947.
This Art Deco truck was built at the Norwood, Ohio plant (north side of Cincinnati) in March 1947. The 1 ton commercial series, Model DS, was only made from 5-1-46 to 5-31-47. But I do have to be careful and order parts for a ’46.
This truck has about 46,000 miles and it has never been outside since new -- except from about May to October. No rust. None! Just the opposite of most of my projects.
I'm the third owner and have had the truck about ten years. Problem now is that a hit-and-run driver passed on the right when I was turning right, caught the front corner big-time. So I now have the whole front end off to repair. So, I'm rebuilding the engine, new wiring harness, etc., while I'm there. Has a 235 full-pressure engine now, so I'm staying with that.
These 1-tons are cool. It has heavy enough springs I could load it with bricks. Enough power to pull out a tree stump. Slow enough I get to see all the scenery.