And that's what I was hinting at Brad, often times we use the
parts books for documentation, but they don't always tell the
whole story. Lots of parts went obsolete and the numbers taken
out of the listing where others were left in for decades and
one number superseded another and so on.
I would have thought that the chain covers would have been on
all of them from the factory from day one till the end of the
And I learned a long time ago not to count as gospel
comments like, "My 60 or 70 year old truck is exactly
the way it came from the factory." I rank statements
like that in the same category as "It ran when I parked it."
I spoke to both the original owners or caretakers of
both my '50 and '54 and they swore that nothing was
changed from when they bought the trucks. But I'm
constantly finding little things that just don't jive
with the books or photos documenting the original trucks.
Color of the chains?????? Who knows, information seems
to be all over the place. Test your VCCA judge and
see if he has it figured out, I sure don't. All I
know is that any chain on either of my trucks will
have plated chains and black ribbed covers, and I'm
happy with that.
Movin' on in Sandwich, IL
Last edited by Denny Graham; Sat Feb 08 2014 02:50 PM.