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11 February 2005

From Bill: 

      Hi. I have used The Stovebolt Page for quite a while and thought I would submit information about my trucks and webpage for the Gallery section.

      I have two 1940 trucks. One is a 1940 3/4-ton that I maintain mechanically. I would like to acknowledge Barry Weeks for his help locating some hard to find parts as I keep this truck running. The goal for the 3/4-ton is to keep it original and learn to enjoy the 45 mph top speed. I had to rebuild the transmission in this truck so I could have a second gear. So far I have also redone the brakes, emergency brake cables, rebuilt the carburetor, replaced the starter and done a tune-up. This truck really sold me on the Stovebolt engine. This engine runs like a sewing machine.

      My second truck is a 1940 1/2-ton. I bought this truck and had it shipped from California. Trucks of this age are very rare or very rusty in upstate New York. The idea for this truck was to restore/street rod the truck retaining an original look to the outside and interior but modernizing the drive train, suspension and brakes. I have taken this truck totally apart and have the frame, suspension, brakes and drive train upgraded. The truck now sits on 1955 1st series front and rear axles. I have replaced the original springs with Monoleaf spring and upgrade the front brakes to disc brakes. I have also transplanted a 1960 235 engine and a T5 transmission from an S-10 truck. Since this is going to be a resto-rod I am in the process of having my front axle dropped 2 1/2 inches at Mordrop in California.

      I do have a webpage that shows the various steps I have taken so far. You can check the web page for updates. I have included a picture of each truck and some current photos of the rebuild.


Bill Schickling
Oswego, New York

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