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  Owned by Jim Zellers
Bolter # 16360
Robinson, Illinois
03 November 2008
# 2463

From Jim :

This is my 1937 Chevy half ton. It's nothing fancy ... but it is old! I have had the truck for about a year.

The truck has a 1966 chassis and 283-3 speed of same year. I have done little things to it, but more or less, I just drive it for now.

I got it in Oklahoma but it is a Nebraska truck. The previous owner said the rear fenders are just some he stuck on to keep the police from pulling him over. I located a set in North Carolina and am working on finding the 1/2 ton running boards also.

The previous owner was thinking of adding stacks to it and leaving the short boards. I'm glad I got it beforehand!

The cab has very little rust. The fenders and floors are solid also. It needs a windshield frame and all the glass is cracked. It has no rubber around the doors. The bed needs to be raised little to look right.

I have been gathering parts for it. I would love a narrowed rear end and to tub it. But that is a want, not a need.

I don't care if it is painted. I think it looks cool as is. I just want to enjoy driving it. Besides, all the old school pinstripes on headlights and tailgate would be gone!

Maybe next fall I can send an update.

One more thing. When I was about to buy this, my Brother-in-law, Bill, emailed me and said he had just bought a 1929 Chevy International pickup truck. I looked at that email and replied, "Does it have a trailer hitch so you can haul home my '37?" He had no idea I was looking at this '37. And I had no idea he was getting / looking at a '29! So, with his newer Chevy truck, we ended up making the 570 mile trip ... each way ... on a Saturday to bring home my old Chevy truck. Almost home and Bill gets a call to come to work -- he lives three hours away from me. He had a very, very long day, and I cannot thank him enough for his help that day! Ya know, those old guys really need their rest!!

Love the web site! I can look for hours and come back later and see things I missed. I've told many about it! Great job guys!!

Jim Zellers


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