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55 Chevy 1st Series Panel Truck New Home
#1162689 Thu Apr 28 2016 05:34 AM
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Steve D Offline OP
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Bought my friend`s Panel the one he had in his backyard for 12 years. He`s already fix up a 52 1/2 ton and a 56 sedan both Chevys. He was ready to sell it and the price was more then reasonable. I always admire the panel trucks. From the receipts the panel lived its life in California a brass tag on the radiator says Pasadena 19701. The panel is very solid, doors, hood, fenders line up. Some rust on right corner floorboard and a roof holes and a roof vent. The 235 is complete with the correct carb and linkage other then it doesn't have the stock rims this will be a much easier restore then the Good Humor Truck.
Plan on making the panel truck into a bakery truck, just like the Helms Bakery trucks that road down the streets of California. I`ve had good luck with the Good Humor Truck.I believe theres a market for a vintage bakery truck with back doors open up.With the cabinet drawers that roll out about three feet. With pastrys of different selections.Maybe a Coffee pot setup and a juice bar. Hook up with a Local Bakery to offset the cost.Still early development stages.I can see this happening a Good humor truck and a vintage Bakery truck at events . I`m having fun now just restoring the panel.
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Re: 55 Chevy 1st Series Panel Truck New Home
Steve D #1162751 Thu Apr 28 2016 04:39 PM
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Wrench Fetcher
Steve,
Very nice panel! looks like it is in great shape. I like the picture of the lady reaching into her coin purse to buy some goodies. She would have her wallet out today.
Good luck with your restoration.
Les

Re: 55 Chevy 1st Series Panel Truck New Home
Steve D #1162869 Fri Apr 29 2016 12:47 AM
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Posts: 2,142
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that is going to be sweet! Looking forward to seeing some progress and finished pics as you go!


Mike

1955 Chevy 6400 ex-flatbed (no bed now!)
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1958 Chevy 6400 flatbed W/dump
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Re: 55 Chevy 1st Series Panel Truck New Home
Steve D #1162898 Fri Apr 29 2016 03:11 AM
Joined: Dec 2001
Posts: 15,268
Boltergeist
Steve, you have to start a DIY thread in the DIY Forum. We have GOT to follow you along on this one. Nice catch.

....and one other thing, I'll have the ones with Chocolate!


1937 Chevy Pickup [stovebolt.com]
1952 Chevy Panel [stovebolt.com]
Pictures in my Photobucket [s140.photobucket.com]
1950 Chevy Coupe
https://photos.google.com/share/AF1...Nko1cUJCNFFMTVFEUnNRbjFhNTFPc1J4YWV4cmRB

52 Chevy Panel [photos.app.goo.gl]

I'd rather walk and carry a Chevy hub cap than ride in a Ferd.
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Re: 55 Chevy 1st Series Panel Truck New Home
Steve D #1164653 Tue May 10 2016 05:13 AM
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Thank you for your support. I have already started tearing down the panel and inspecting the areas that need attention. The rear cargo door and latches are a must for working properly all the time since they will be in use constantly. I found a NOS rear Latch and I`m having the machine shop make two additional slotted rods for the rear cargo door locking latches. And I`m already doing the rear cargo door handle rebuild. In addition I am locating replacement rims for the panel using 15 inch 6 lug that take the stock hubcaps. All in all its moving along steady.
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Re: 55 Chevy 1st Series Panel Truck New Home
Steve D #1364643 Fri Jun 12 2020 06:13 PM
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Steve D Offline OP
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Update
Panel is up and running Finish the painting in the garage. I`m in the finish process of installing the rear Helms Bakery cabinet setup in the back there was no blueprints in building these iconic setup with the famous Wooden 5 ft long drawers. I have a Master Craftsman design them using 5 of the original drawers and using old photos showing the setup. Also installing a inverter with 3 Deep Cycle batteries to run my coffee brewer and a small refrigerator. Also schedule a sign painter to discuss lettering on the Panel. Almost done, will start showing at local shows this summer . I will check with local Bakery if they would like to use my Panel in promoting their baked goods out of it.

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Re: 55 Chevy 1st Series Panel Truck New Home
Steve D #1364653 Fri Jun 12 2020 07:27 PM
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Re: 55 Chevy 1st Series Panel Truck New Home
Steve D #1364672 Fri Jun 12 2020 09:26 PM
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Posts: 15,268
Boltergeist
good job, i like it.


1937 Chevy Pickup [stovebolt.com]
1952 Chevy Panel [stovebolt.com]
Pictures in my Photobucket [s140.photobucket.com]
1950 Chevy Coupe
https://photos.google.com/share/AF1...Nko1cUJCNFFMTVFEUnNRbjFhNTFPc1J4YWV4cmRB

52 Chevy Panel [photos.app.goo.gl]

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: 55 Chevy 1st Series Panel Truck New Home
Steve D #1364677 Fri Jun 12 2020 09:52 PM
Joined: Sep 2001
Posts: 30,782
ace skiver
Very nice, Steve


Tim
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1954 3106 Carryall Suburban [stovebolt.com] - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic [1954advance-design.com] - part of the family for 15 years
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engines are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. [chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com]
Re: 55 Chevy 1st Series Panel Truck New Home
Steve D #1365388 Thu Jun 18 2020 08:06 AM
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Spectacular!


1949 Chevy Panel Truck
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