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1938 Chevrolet H/C 1/2-Ton
20 September 2007
From Von :
My first (hopefully not Last) Stovebolt! It's a 1938 Chevrolet H/C 1/2-ton.
While visiting family in Fort Wayne, Indiana, I was approached by my niece's husband about restoring a 1938 Chevrolet pick-up truck he had in storage. He had seen my Model A Fords in my shop and figured that I could probably do the job! I said I would be glad to restore the truck for him, but he would have to be patient as I work in a sawmill six days a week and only get one day off a week.
I didn't really expect anything to come of the conversation and a few months later, the truck arrived on a trailer to my home outside Columbiana, Ohio. Here's a "before" picture. Four years later and countless visits to Stovebolt.com, I can show the finished project.
The old truck has a 235 six banger, 12 Volt conversion with alternator, HEI, and turn signals. Here's a photo after I had finished the chassis.
I sure am going to hate to give her back, having put a little over 100 miles on her "shaking her down." She drives like a dream.
Special thanks to all the Stovebolters who helped me. I was never alone!!