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#1459815 Fri Jul 22 2022 07:47 PM
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Joined: Jul 2022
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1940 Chevrolet 1/2 Ton Pickup

The pics show the shop not finished. The shop is now finished, a hoist installed and the fun starts now. The pickup has been in the family since the mid 50's when my dad started his own construction company. It was driven to his brothers farm and parked in the tree rows as was standard for retired vehicles. That was somewhere in the mid to late 60's I believe. When an additional vehicle was needed for a new driver (one of my older brothers) to get to the Catholic HS approximately 11 miles away, it was pulled from the trees and revived in 1974 or "75. My brother drove it up until 1979 and it had been parked inside our business shop until it was sold to an electrician friend, then bought back, and then my brother sold it to me. The plan is to get it road worthy and safe first. I will probably drive it like that until I retire in 5 years or so. Then I would like to tear down and do a ground up original rebuild. Not necessarily factory original, but as close as I can get with what is available at the time. I like hot rods too, but this one has some meaning so it will be kept original. It may take time, but I will try to update as I progress.
Joined: Oct 2018
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Nice truck, looks pretty solid. Start with your brakes and an engine tune-up and have fun.

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I love that you know the history and you have a great plan.

Don’t get disappointed if things take longer than expected. With the current supply chain issues, that little part you need and can’t get at the local parts store may set you back months. And for me, life has thrown me curves that cause my truck to take a back seat. Just break your projects down into little bites and you’ll be surprised how much you get done.

Good luck on you project and I for one will be following.

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I have to say this is the warmest group of folks I have had the pleasure of communicating with. Thanks to all the Stovebolters and stay tuned.

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