| Around the 'Bolt...
Search the 'Bolt - more than 100,000 pages of info. Start here if you're hunting!
More than 38,400 registered
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.
Helpful tips on truck restoration, identification, preservation; project stories, Build Blogs and Stovebolt histories.
Find out who's doing what, where and when! See who else is in your neighborhood with an old truck.
FREE Classified ads for trucks, parts, truck citings, eBay / Craigslist, Hauling Board.
Nothing new under the sun ... got some good Frequently Asked Questions here, and will probably have more!
Sagas, Feature Stories and some stuff we've
done here and there and don't know where else to put it!
'Bolter wear, calendars, bling and other goodies!
About Us, Contacting Us, Stovebolt Supporters,
and other pertinent administrivia.
Return to the home page
No parts of this site, its contents, photos or graphics may be used without permission.
Copyright © 1995-2022
07 March 2011
More pictures of my old truck
From Gerry :
This is a 1953 1-ton Canadian-made Model 1434 truck. For you in the USA, it's a 3800.
I had a 1942 Chevrolet tow truck but it was so tall, I could not get it through the carport door. So I sold it and bought this truck. That was back in the summer of '09. I have been buying parts and doing small restoration on the box and dumping parts and frame.
I drove it around the block before I bought it so I know I would not have to do too much to get it running.
So after getting it towed home on a flat deck, I drove it into the garage. I have been working on it lots this past month, because I realized I had sitting insurance on it a whole year and I did not do much on it. I did not want it to be sitting for years or longer, because that happened with a 29 Nash coupe I had.
The thing that I really like about this project is I can buy all new or reconditioned parts up here in Canada from my own city. So far, I have bought, rear fenders, grille, instruments, dash parts, radio, front and rear bumpers, tail gate, front splash apron, some rims and tires lots of books and manuals.
I hope to keep working on this truck and get it running on the road soon. My original plans are to keep this truck on the 6 volt system. Although after some thought, I figured that I may need to make it 12 volt and up grade to front disc brakes if I decide to use it for towing.
Here is some info on my truck:
1953 Model 1434 Chevrolet 1 ton, 9 foot bed
Engine: Load master engine
1956 full pressure 235 ci
casting # 3837004 engine # 0196073F56U
Head : # 3836848 8 to 1 compression
Carb: RP Rochester
Trans: 12.C 308 casing # 591593
manufacted: March 30 1948
PTO: P2HX Muncie
Rad: # 3121096
Original Rearend: 5.14 casting 3699535 is now for sale. $500
I have just changed the rear end to a 1973 Chev 14 bolt with 3.75 ratio.
Tires: 235/85/16 8 bolt, hight 31.73
Hydraulic lift Pump:
Williams Machine & Tool Co Model 800
The bed has 5 planks 1 11/16" thick by approximately 9 4/5" wide and 107 3/8" long.
I have added pictures on the Photobucket account.