1948 Chevrolet 3600
19 May 2008 Update
From Terence :
Hey gang! I wanted to send in some new pictures to update my Gallery page.
I've had a busy winter working on the truck. I took it right down to the frame and started from there.
It's pretty much finished now and I've been driving it bit. I'm still waiting on some small things, like a few more chrome pieces etc.
Now I'm already pondering things like taller gears and power brakes. Maybe an upgrade to a full pressure 235? Who knows what next winter will bring?
I got a ton of pictures, but I'll just send a few to get a good idea of what all happened. Engine / working on the cab / rough cab. [This is a cool overhead shot ... almost looks like diorama ! ~ Editor ]
25 February 2008
From Terence :
I'm probably one of the younger Stovebolt members at age 25. I'm an oil / natural gas field production and plant operator, and Journeyman Electrician. My truck [ pix ] is a 1948 Chevrolet 3600. It was built in Oshawa, Ontario, on April 12, 1948. It was the 182nd of 1,132 produced there for that year. It has the original 216 [ pix ] and 4 speed. The only modifications are a conversion to 12V, and non-original upholstery [ interior pix ] .
I just purchased the truck in July of 2007 from it's previous owner in Calgary, AB. He had the truck since 2003 and had put a lot of work into it -- it was not in the best condition when he found it. Although it is in good shape and decent running order, I will be beginning a frame off restoration at the end of September. I intend for this truck to be my daily driver year round. In fact, I just sold my truck -- my first and perhaps only new truck ever for the restoration money. It was a 1997 F*rd F-150 Shortbox Stepside 4WD.
So, right now I have no wheels and will be quite motivated to finish restoration. [ pix from the rear ]
I was very fortunate to find Scott's Super Trucks in Penhold, AB, only a few hours drive from my home. They are perhaps the best resource for 1932-1972 Chevrolet trucks in Canada. They carry almost everything currently manufactured for parts and have a large selection of parts trucks. They will ship to wherever you need. You can browse most of they're on-line catalog. I don't mean to be advertising for them here, but I was simply amazed at how much they had!
I just bought my first house and will be moving in at the start of September, so I'm gonna be busy for a while. I will probably send in an update as I restore it, and when I finish. I would gladly answer any questions, just send me an email. At this point, however, I'm just learning and have more questions than answers.
Oh, and if you want to see some hilarious video of me taking my truck for a test drive after getting it home (an RV mini storage for now), it's all on YouTube!
Oh, it's okay fine to make a plug for Scott's. We know that other Bolters will appreciate the feedback. I'll be sure to include them on the Lots O' Links page, too. ~~ Editor