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Owned by Gerry Sinclair
Bolter # 22365
Chilliwack, British Columbia

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07 March 2011
# 2875

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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.




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