1959 Chevrolet Viking 40
I was approached this last fall (2020) and asked if I might be interested in this truck. It was located about 5 miles from my place. I had seen it in the past and it always appeared to be in fairly decent shape so I went to check it out. It was in a shed and had not been used since 2014, as their farming operation outgrew it. At some point the fellow's dad had replaced the original 6 cylinder engine with a 283 V8. The cab is in remarkably good shape for its age--a couple of small rust areas, but I've seen much worse on trucks of this age. It has 19.5" tires with the 5 and 10 lug bolt pattern.
We agreed on a price and my wife and I towed it home with our pickup. There were no brakes on it so I rode the hand brake as necessary. After getting it home it didn't take too much to get it running. Mostly a matter of cleaning the points, freeing up the linkage for the manual choke which had rusted, and putting some fresh gas in the tank.
So far that's about all I've done with it. It needs a new water pump, plus getting the brakes fixed, and a few other things. These will be addressed when the weather improves next spring, along with a good clean up.