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07 March 2011
More pictures of my old truck
From Dave :
Some story on my 1945 1.5-Ton Chevy truck. I guess I should start as to how this all came about.
One day my Father was surfing eBay looking for a pickup truck for my younger brother. It had to be a Chevy of course. A listing came up for a 1945 stake body.
Mistakenly, Dad said "Hey Dave! Check this out"
The auction was only a day old but the price was under $500. We agreed that it was going to skyrocket and be unaffordable.
The last day of the auction I looked in on the bidding and the price was still low -- under a grand! I called my Dad and told him if it stayed under $2k I was buying it. I sat down, and put in my max bid at $2200 just to be safe, I WON! $1600.00!
I was thrilled. My Father was shocked as he knew that this was another big project that he would need to help me with.
Turns out that the truck was owned by a school district for its entire life, and only had 27,000 miles on it. According to the sellers, it was barn kept until two years ago when the district tore down the barn and it was put outside.
All in all, the truck is in great shape!
I’ll be sure to update this as I go through the process of stripping it to the frame and completely refinishing it from the ground up. I’m very excited to start this project! Be sure to check out all the photos!