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1950 Chevrolet 1/2-Ton Pickup Truck
16 September 2007
From Dan :
Here is a picture of my recently acquired 1950 Chevy 1/2-ton. I picked up this truck just outside North Bay, Ontario, Canada. From what I understand, I am the third owner. The last owner had it since 1980 and had not finished the restoration he was planning for it.
I'd like to put some miles on this old truck before winter storage. I'll spend the winter planning on where I will be going with it in the spring.
When I was young, my family had a 1950 as our daily driver. I remember standing on the floorboard looking out the windshield or kneeling on the seat looking out the back window as we drove down the road. Sure couldn't get away with that nowadays. Just sitting in it, brings back great memories of days past.
The grille guard (looks more like a moose guard) did come with the truck. It originally came off a farm east of Toronto so I am assuming that they may have used the truck to coral the cattle.
I know that the colours are not of the 1950 year. I had a GM report done on it here in Canada. The paint code 30 was called Commercial Blue. I don't see any colour like that used on US trucks that year.
The GM report did confirm some of the things I had been told about the truck. I know our original 1950 pickup that we had in 1950 was red. I have some colour pictures of it. It was subsequently repainted a bright yellow and later painted a light brown with a white roof.
I am still undecided as to colour. I am in the process of getting a safety check which needs to be done before it can by licensed for the road. It needs to be appraised before I can get insurance on it also. So I am in the middle of all of these things right now.
I hope to drive it next year and come up with a plan as to how far I would like to go with the restoration.
I am looking forward to getting her back to her past glory.
I have been enjoying the web site since August 2005 and it has really helped me with information and making a good decision on what to look for when buying a truck. I hope to keep you up to date with some pics as things progress.