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17 March 2005 update
#1017

From Wess:

      The truck is coming along. I finished the steel frame for the bed floor and welded a sheet of 14-gauge steel in the bed instead of using a wood floor.

      I have fitted the 350 Chevy motor with a 200R4 trans. It fits great. Next is the brakes and steering.

      I am going to leave the truck flat black -- the so called "ratrod look."

      The truck is addicting. Once you get started, you can't stop.

Wess Schramm
Crowley, Texas


12 February 2005
#1017

From Wess: 

      I am the proud owner of a 1940 1/2-ton Chevy. Here's a little run down -- Chrysler torsion bar front end with disc brakes and power steering. Chevy 12-bolt truck rearend. Chrome smoothies.

      It was pretty ruff when I got it two months ago but getting better. Could use some help in finding a set of rear fenders.

          I came across the truck from a guy I traded a '48 Ford for a Harley Davidson motorcycle. He said he also had a '40 Chevy pickup project. He sent me pictures and I bought it without seeing it in person!

      My wife and I love this truck. We will send updated pictures as we go. Please feel free to email me for any other questions. We love your site for these great old trucks!!

Thanks,

Wess Schramm
Crowley, Texas


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