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AD Chevy Trucks

Chevy trucks

Over 6,000 pictures
Brad Allen has an awesome collection of Chevrolet factory pictures that he has set up from film strips.

This one is on AD Chevy trucks (1947-1955).

Lots of work on Brad's part ... pure enjoyment for you.

 

01 February 2012
# 2938

 
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1929 Chevy 1 1/2-Ton

 

Owned by
Jim "JWTaylor" Taylor
Nova Scotia . Canada

 

From Jim :

I am from Nova Scotia’s beautiful Annapolis Valley. I grew up in a family-owned business repairing small gas engines, motorcycles and just about anything else that came along. My Father mentored me in the trade and I later started my career as a Millwright with Michelin Tire. I have now been with Michelin for almost 32 years. I also have about 12 years of machine shop experience.

My hobbies are many:   model railroading, RC aircraft, antique tractors and vintage trucks. I have just competed restoration of 1952 Farmall Cub and a 1959 Massey 65 and getting ready to restore a 1959 David Bradley Suburban garden tractor. I have a website devoted to my model train interests.

A good friend of mine bought the 1929 Chevy 1.5-ton about 27 years ago. It originally came from Saint Anne’s Coal Mine near Inverness, Nova Scotia. I was told it was used to make coal deliveries to the local homes and businesses.

The original coal box was on the truck and I still have it. I am debating whether to restore the original box or build a stake box which would be more in-line with our local apple industry.

I persuaded my friend to sell the truck to me so he could put the money toward finishing his 1931 Studebaker Dictator. The truck had been dismantled when I got it and I literally got a truck in a box.

My plan is to restore it to original condition and tour around and attend the different car shows with my buddy and my six year old son, who by the way, has a big interest in the old cars and tractors.

What’s unique about this truck is that it is Canadian-built. There are a few variations to the construction that are different than its USA counterparts. First of all, the rear window is smaller with large radius corners where most of the USA trucks have large square corner windows.

The second feature that is different is the door and side panel trim. The USA trucks had two ribs stamped into the sheet metal on the doors and side panels. The Canadian trucks had nickel trim attached to the doors and side panels.

The last big difference is the roof. The roof design on the 1929 Canadian trucks uses the 1928 USA roof design and therefore, the roof visor is installed differently.

I am working on restoring all the bits and pieces that I can do in my basement workshop while waiting for spring to arrive. Then I can finish the frame and body restoration and put it on the road.

I would love to connect with fellow truck owners to share information and experiences.



Jim
Bolter # 31654

 

 

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