The Gallery
 

1942 3/4-Ton Chevrolet


Around the 'Bolt...

Search
Search the 'Bolt - more than 100,000 pages of info. Start here if you're hunting!

Discussion Forums
More than 38,400 registered Stovebo
lters from around the world talking old trucks, and sharing technical help.

Gallery More than 3,140 old truck stories with photos from Stovebolters worldwide! More in our DITY Gallery.

Tech Tips
Helpful tips on truck restoration, identification, preservation; project stories, Build Blogs and Stovebolt histories.

Links
More than 1,025 useful sites for information, parts, electrical, fire trucks, services, other sites and more.

Events
Find out who's doing what, where and when! See who else is in your neighborhood with an old truck.

The Swap Meet
FREE Classified ads for trucks, parts, truck citings, eBay / Craigslist, Hauling Board.

FAQs
Nothing new under the sun ... got some good Frequently Asked Questions here, and will probably have more!

Features
Sagas, Feature Stories and some stuff we've done here and there and don't know where else to put it!

Stovebolt Hoo-ya
'Bolter wear, calendars, bling and other goodies!

Stovebolt Office
About Us, Contacting Us, Stovebolt Supporters, and other pertinent administrivia.

Home
Return to the home page







No parts of this site, its contents, photos or graphics may be used without permission.

Copyright © 1995-2017
Mechanicsville, Maryland

 

 
Brian Mueller
"Repguy"
Bolter # 5183
San Clemente, California
 
01 May 2006 Update
# 1161

From Brian:

              Well the trusty '42 Stovebolt is finally done. I finished in November of '05 and thought I would send some of the updates and photo's.            

       The truck has now had a complete frame-off restoration. I did get the Saginaw 4 speed and Gear Vendors over drive installed and what a difference! I cruise down the freeway up to 50 MPH with the original gears and then with a flip of a switch, the overdrive kicks in and this old truck will cruise nicely at 70 MPH. Granted people are still passing me ... but I can stay up with most of them.

       The engine was bored out to a 255 CI and it has dual carbs and Fenton Cast iron headers ... probably up to 105 HP by now. It does make a difference.

       Thanks again to all the fellow Stovebolters that helped me find parts and gave technical info ... it was a blessing! I am still making and selling my Stovebolt T-Shirts now in black, white and gray.

Stovebolts really do RULE !!

Brian Mueller

Brian is a truck nut (admittedly). He has a 1946 Chevrolet One-ton Panel, a 1926 Chevrolet Superior Model Series "X" 1-Ton Utility Express Truck, a 1946 5-Ton Chevrolet COE Dump Truck, and a 1942 3/4-Ton Chevrolet.

Brian has also designed some Stovebolt t-shirts that he sells. Here's a picture of the Advance Design "Stovebolts Rule" shirt (he has others on eBay -- check for Classy Chevy USA) ~~ Editor


21 July 2005
#1161

From Brian: 

       Hi! I would like to have my truck in your Gallery. It is a 1942 3/4-ton Chevrolet [ pix ] .

       I have always loved the look of the 1941-46 series art deco Chevrolet trucks. My Father was in the neon sign business and he started his company in 1946 with a 1942 Chevrolet 3/4-ton truck with a 32 foot sign crane on it. From the age of five, I use to go with him on the weekends and hang neon signs all over southern California. Well, after restoring several cars and trucks, I started looking for a good, original Chevy truck for 1941-46.

       I found this truck on eBay about three years ago. I purchased it from the son of the original owner. It had been in the same family since 1942 and had been a working farm truck in Scotland, South Dakota. It had original 41,236 miles when I bought it. I had a truck pick it up in SD and transport it to its new home in San Clemente, California. I backed it off the transport truck and that is when my love affair started with this truck. I have been driving it around San Clemente and San Juan Capistrano for the last three years ... it gets quite the looks!

       I decided to do a frame-off restoration and am in the middle of it now. The frame has been sandblasted and the 216 engine is being rebuilt as I write this. In order to make it a little more "streetable," I am installing a Chevrolet Saginaw 4-speed trans form a 1967 Chevelle and a gear vendors overdrive so I can reach freeway speeds. I am also putting on the 216 Fenton cast iron headers and an Offenhauser dual one barrel car set up for mostly looks. It will be painted a 1942 optional two tone of Chrome yellow below and Creme above.

       I hope to be finished in September and post some new finished photo's for you. Many Stovebolters have helped in the location of parts and I am thankful of that. I recently designed a T-shirt that I will be selling in my eBay store called "Stovebolts Rule." I have a regular store on eBay: Classy Chevy USA Parts.

-30-


Home | FAQ | Forum | Swap Meet | Gallery | Tech Tips | Links | Events | Features | Search | Hoo-ya Shop