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1938 Chevrolet 1 1/2 Ton Truck #1161388
Wed Apr 20 2016 04:45 AM
Wed Apr 20 2016 04:45 AM
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BigChevroletFan  Offline OP
Shop Shark
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 152
Minnesota
Hello everybody! Thought it was time to add a new addition to the 1938 Truck gallery! wink
Anyhow, we have a Big Bolt, manufactured in Kansas City, Missouri, still has the tags! This is a dual wheel, 157 inch wheel base truck. We have been looking for one throughout the last year for a farm truck but nothing crazy intense, more for a "classic" farm vehicle look that's taken well care of but still is worked.
We ran across the ad after several pages of Google on a lesser known website. It was a museum located in Rapid City, South Dakota that was selling it after buying it from a sale. We talked on the phone for a few days getting information and figuring out how we'll pay for it and move it off the lot. Turns out I was able to drive with our pickup and trailer that's pictured, to move the truck plus get it to a shop that will help me in getting started! Fun thing was seeing people's thumbs up as they passed and I had one truck driver comment on how awesome it was to see it and really liked the looks of it when I stopped at a truck stop for air. So the plans for the truck is to first get it in running order. Taking the stuck 216 and putting a 261 Chevrolet engine with the four speed transmission that came with the motor with a PTO on it! Our plans is to use it on the farm and once completely road worthy, take produce for delivery or farmer's markets! We are so excited and will definitely keep updating as they come and post pictures once we start. We really like the old classics and intend to use them and take care of them!

Here is the album to the truck!

http://s1142.photobucket.com/user/19Chevy38Guy/library/1938%20Chevrolet%20Truck

Last edited by BigChevroletFan; Sun Jan 01 2017 11:47 PM.
Re: 1938 Chevrolet 1 1/2 Ton Truck [Re: BigChevroletFan] #1161426
Wed Apr 20 2016 04:17 PM
Wed Apr 20 2016 04:17 PM
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Wayne67vert  Offline
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Posts: 1,431
Seminole County, FL
Nice!
Looks to be about the same condition that mine was in when I got it.



Wayne

When I die, I hope she doesn't sell everything for what I told her I paid for it!

1938 1-Ton Farm Truck
In the Stovebolt Gallery
Photos that I have shared on Stovebolt via PhotoBucket are no longer available. Please contact me if you want a photo from an old post. malmwayne@hotmail.com
Re: 1938 Chevrolet 1 1/2 Ton Truck [Re: Wayne67vert] #1171374
Mon Jun 27 2016 07:09 PM
Mon Jun 27 2016 07:09 PM
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BigChevroletFan  Offline OP
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Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 152
Minnesota
UPDATE! The shop we have the truck at in Minnesota just now had the 216 taken out, put the 261 in with water pump modifications and a few of the lines as well. He had it driving around and everything looks great! Just waiting now though till we get moved there to see what we can afford after the move which the shop is being very gracious to us in all this. Wanted to share with you what just got accomplished! Have an awesome day everyone!

Re: 1938 Chevrolet 1 1/2 Ton Truck [Re: BigChevroletFan] #1171401
Mon Jun 27 2016 09:26 PM
Mon Jun 27 2016 09:26 PM
Achipmunk  Offline
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Joined: Dec 2001
Posts: 14,469
Boiling Springs, S. C. 29316
How sweet it is. I can see your big smile from S.C. Thanks for the update and from the pics it looks like some mighty fine work going into it. Keep us posted.


1937 Chevy Pickup
1952 Chevy Panel
Pictures in my Photobucket
1950 Chevy Coupe

52 Chevy Panel

I'd rather walk and carry a Chevy hub cap than ride in a Ferd.
I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you smile
Re: 1938 Chevrolet 1 1/2 Ton Truck [Re: BigChevroletFan] #1171492
Tue Jun 28 2016 04:57 AM
Tue Jun 28 2016 04:57 AM
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Rich'sToys  Offline
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Posts: 3,260
Janesville, Mn
That is an awesome truck.

So you are moving to our fair state? Where are you now and where up here are you moving to? Where is the truck?


Rich

'47 Loadmaster

I got a pair of those new Memory Foam shoe inserts. Hasn't helped much- When I walk to another room, I still can't remember why.






Re: 1938 Chevrolet 1 1/2 Ton Truck [Re: BigChevroletFan] #1173375
Mon Jul 11 2016 08:12 PM
Mon Jul 11 2016 08:12 PM
Peggy M  Offline
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Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 2,843
Stovebolt Headquarters
Piecing together the Big Bolt and the 3/4-ton, plus family, kids, a move ... what a lot going on! Now both trucks are in the Gallery.

Peg

Re: 1938 Chevrolet 1 1/2 Ton Truck [Re: Rich'sToys] #1177054
Sun Aug 07 2016 05:33 AM
Sun Aug 07 2016 05:33 AM
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BigChevroletFan  Offline OP
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Posts: 152
Minnesota
Well Rich, we have been wanting to since March! We are still in Nevada just about to close on our farm. The 1 1/2 ton is in Litchfield, MN and the 3/4 ton will stay here in Nevada until the pickup is completed from it's restoration. We're hoping to buy a home near Maple Lake, MN. Praying and hoping we get there in the next month! We'll be updating as things progress and will definitely make ourselves known that we are in Minnesota once there! grin
Thank you for asking!

Last edited by BigChevroletFan; Sun Aug 07 2016 05:34 AM.
Re: 1938 Chevrolet 1 1/2 Ton Truck [Re: BigChevroletFan] #1197813
Sun Jan 01 2017 05:52 PM
Sun Jan 01 2017 05:52 PM
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BigChevroletFan  Offline OP
Shop Shark
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 152
Minnesota
Hello everyone!!!!!! I just brought home the truck after the engine swap from a 216 to a 261. The thing sounds awesome!! Just had enough to do the engine, next thing is the brakes. Just hearing the truck run is so awesome!! Wanted to update you all on this truck, big progress being made on the pickup which I am updating as well! Happy New Year!!

Last edited by BigChevroletFan; Sun Jan 01 2017 05:53 PM.
Re: 1938 Chevrolet 1 1/2 Ton Truck [Re: BigChevroletFan] #1197869
Mon Jan 02 2017 12:43 AM
Mon Jan 02 2017 12:43 AM
Achipmunk  Offline
Extreme Gabster
Joined: Dec 2001
Posts: 14,469
Boiling Springs, S. C. 29316
Great news BigChevroletFan. That 261 is a dang good engine. Glad things are going well. Keep the progress reports coming.


1937 Chevy Pickup
1952 Chevy Panel
Pictures in my Photobucket
1950 Chevy Coupe

52 Chevy Panel

I'd rather walk and carry a Chevy hub cap than ride in a Ferd.
I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you smile
Re: 1938 Chevrolet 1 1/2 Ton Truck [Re: BigChevroletFan] #1286918
Sat Nov 10 2018 09:50 PM
Sat Nov 10 2018 09:50 PM
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BigChevroletFan  Offline OP
Shop Shark
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 152
Minnesota
UPDATE!!!!! I have new tires on the old wheels now, I am currently working on the brakes, electrical, and we'll be having a running, road worthy daily driver!!! Also, we are moving to Peoria, Illinois area here in December! Lots of commotion going on however slow and steady on getting this old truck done for my daily driver! Hopefully have pictures soon of the truck with the new tires on it! grin


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