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1946 Chevy 1/2-Ton


Owned by

Dick Sohn
Bolter # 2779
Midlothian, Texas

08 October 2007 Update
Canadian Thanksgiving
# 1371


From Dick :

           Hi all! I finally made enough progress on my 1946 half ton to take the first drive on Sunday September 9th! Actually, I drove my "virtual" truck since I do not have any sheet metal ready to mount on the frame.

           So far, I have used a 1957 235, Buffalo adapter plate, 1988 S-10 five speed, custom driveshaft, 1979 Z-28 rear end (3.42:1), S-10 rear leaf springs, ECI disc brake kit with 1977 Camaro front disc brakes, CPP dual reservoir master cylinder with new valves and plumbing.

           If I can make enough progress, I would like to join everyone at Kansas City next year for the big Reunion -- even If I have to trailer it. I will see Cletis at the end of October at a Swap Meet and I can get the stories about this years trip.



17 January 2006
# 1371

From Dick:

         I had a 1947 Dodge truck when I was in college in the '70's and it was a lot of fun. After college (around 1980), I sold my 1967 Camaro to buy a 1946 Chevy truck. Shortly after that, I had to move and sold everything including a 1971 Chevelle. I missed the Chevelle but I always wished I would have put the 1946 Chevy truck in storage and held on to it.

         Twenty-something years later, I'm working on a 1973 Camaro and a friend tells me about an old truck he saw 10 miles away. One week later. the truck is mine and the Camaro is for sale!

         I purchased this truck four years ago and I am finally making some time to work on it. I've been collecting parts at swap meets and junk yards. The temporary air scoop is from an old marching band tuba. The 1951 splasher 216 will be replaced by a 1957 full pressure 235 (see photo). The four speed and enclosed driveshaft will be replaced by a S-10 five speed and a Camaro rear end (see photo).

         With the additions of a front disk brake conversion to the straight axle and a double master cylinder, I hope to go highway speed and be able to stop safely. My plan is to keep it simple and inexpensive and do as much as possible myself. Since I was a teenager, it's been a dream of mine to build something!

         Thank you for adding me to the Gallery.

Dick Sohn
Bolter # 2779
Midlothian, Texas