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1948 Chevy Deluxe Panel Truck


Owned by

Dave Sheehan
Bolter # 6699
Clarklake, Michigan

23 January 2008
# 2187

From Dave :

          This is my 1948 Chevrolet Deluxe Panel truck. It was originally purchased by Saks News Agency of Bismarck, North Dakota and driven continually until 1974.

          This is the day I brought it home from North Dakota. It started out innocently enough -- I was just going on a road trip with my neighbor and good friend Roger to pick up his recently purchased 1940 F*rd pickup. After we loaded the '40 pickup, I mentioned to the seller that I was into old CHEVY trucks, to which Roger added that I had been looking for a good solid 1947-1953 Chevy panel.

          The next thing I heard was, "You might be interested in what I have in the warehouse."

          Back in the corner of this tightly packed warehouse was a black Chevy AD panel. I checked it over the best I could with all the other vehicles so close. This looked like the straightest, most solid original panel I had seen in a long time.

          What happened next is a little fuzzy. Apparently, I made an offer which was counter-offered and accepted. Now I had a dilemma! When I got home, I would have to convince my wife that I NEEDED THIS PANEL TRUCK. So what that I have three pickups already -- a 1937 Chevy 1-ton pickup, a 1949 Chevy 1/2-ton pickup project (named Jack after my late father) and a 1949 GMC Longbed 1/2- ton that am bolting on Chevy sheet metal to make a parts fetcher.

          I'm not sure that I really convinced her, but the next week I made a solo road trip to pick up my latest acquisition.

          The truck is in original condition, with the company name (Saks News Agency) still faintly visible on the passenger door panel.

          I haven't done anything to it yet. I keep hearing voices in my head, "Finish one project at a time."

          Could this be the voice of reason?? Nah ... it's my wife!!


Dave Sheehan


          ~What a cool truck!  Sounds like you have some historical vehicles over there!  Send us some pics of the others too! ~Gallery Gal