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Re: 1948 Big Bolt and I think I've lost my mind... [Re: Micah] #1176072
Sat Jul 30 2016 03:14 AM
Sat Jul 30 2016 03:14 AM
Achipmunk  Offline
Extreme Gabster
Joined: Dec 2001
Posts: 14,469
Boiling Springs, S. C. 29316
Got to see the pictures this time and WOW. What a deal. Five windows, stainless trim, hood ornament and looks like minimal rust. Way to go. That's truly a diamond in the rough....but not to rough!


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: 1948 Big Bolt and I think I've lost my mind... [Re: Micah] #1176088
Sat Jul 30 2016 05:00 AM
Sat Jul 30 2016 05:00 AM
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Rich'sToys  Offline
Shop Shark
Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 3,260
Janesville, Mn
What Alvin said. Congratulations, and keep us posted on your progress.


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: 1948 Big Bolt and I think I've lost my mind... [Re: Micah] #1176102
Sat Jul 30 2016 12:45 PM
Sat Jul 30 2016 12:45 PM
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Paul_WNC  Offline
Shop Shark
Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 2,422
North Carolina
Nice truck, your cat seems to like it as well.

Re: 1948 Big Bolt and I think I've lost my mind... [Re: Micah] #1180515
Tue Aug 30 2016 10:54 PM
Tue Aug 30 2016 10:54 PM
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spanky  Offline
Shop Shark
Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 2,351
burlington, n.c.
Great looking truck. Looks like it acquired a 1948 car hood ornament along the way.


Spanky Hardy
Collector Of Fine Old G.M. COE Trucks & Antique Holmes Wreckers

1948 Chevrolet 5700 COE Holmes HD W35 Wrecker
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pictures on Photobucket

1950 GMC 250 1-Ton
In the Stovebolt Gallery
Re: 1948 Big Bolt and I think I've lost my mind... [Re: Micah] #1181400
Tue Sep 06 2016 04:51 PM
Tue Sep 06 2016 04:51 PM
Peggy M  Offline
Worker Bee
Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 2,843
Stovebolt Headquarters
Okay, we've got Micah's Loadmaster in the Gallery now. Good story and some great pictures.

Keep us posted on the progress.

Peggy M



Re: 1948 Big Bolt and I think I've lost my mind... [Re: Micah] #1191009
Tue Nov 15 2016 06:51 PM
Tue Nov 15 2016 06:51 PM
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bptweed  Offline
Wrench Fetcher
Joined: Jul 2014
Posts: 11
Pine Valley, CA
Hi Micah,
Nice looking truck!
I have a 1948 6400 that I bought last year and have slowly started working on this year.
I hope your project goes well and maybe we can share some ideas and resources as we go along.

Best Regards,
Brian

what I have done so far;
- had the Hydrovac brake booster rebuilt.
- installed new front wheel cylinders.
- new front tires.
- converted to 12v
- got the 235 babbitt running. Drove enough to find out it is shot. Knocking and smoking.
- the pto driven hydraulic dump now works.

current;
- rebuilding a 261 and sm420 that I purchased in great shape form a Bolter here.
- new rear wheel cylinders. (i thought they were good until the fronts held pressure then the booster blew the rears...)
- looking for tires
-getting ready to trouble shoot the 2 speed rear end.

Re: 1948 Big Bolt and I think I've lost my mind... [Re: Micah] #1249259
Tue Jan 02 2018 11:24 PM
Tue Jan 02 2018 11:24 PM
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Micah  Offline OP
New Guy
Joined: May 2013
Posts: 7
Atlanta, GA
Here I sit so much longer later and I have little to show for my efforts. I just wanted to humbly say i still have my truck and I am poking away at little things here and there when time allows. I am in the middle of a project maybe "because of" this truck. I am adding about a 950 sq ft addition to my barn of which a third will be fully enclosed with concrete flooring. That has been designated "truck" space. I am hoping things will begin moving along at a faster pace at that point.... fingers crossed.


Micah
Located comfortably south of Atlanta, GA

1948 Chevrolet 6400 Loadmaster -in progress
"Lucille"
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Flickr

2006 VW Jetta TDI
2002 VW New Beetle TDI
2000 Land Rover Discovery (yes, it is used as it was intended)
1998 Chevrolet C1500
1980 Mercedes 240D
1979 Vespa P125X with sidecar
1971 BMW R60/5
...and a couple of old Gravely tractors and dirt bikes.
Re: 1948 Big Bolt and I think I've lost my mind... [Re: Micah] #1249315
Wed Jan 03 2018 04:49 AM
Wed Jan 03 2018 04:49 AM
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Rich'sToys  Offline
Shop Shark
Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 3,260
Janesville, Mn
Sounds like the new shed is a vital part of the project!
Hang in there. Every little step counts.


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: 1948 Big Bolt and I think I've lost my mind... [Re: Micah] #1267976
Sun Jun 03 2018 07:02 AM
Sun Jun 03 2018 07:02 AM
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Late48  Offline
New Guy
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 7
Perth Western Australia
Micah Nice Truck.

Greetings from down under.

Your truck looks just like mine that I found pretty much the same way... Showing a friend some pictures and he says, "Paul's got one next door".
Nearly two years later I finally got organised to pick them up and they have sat through a messy divorce, a change of house, a hand injury and now finally it's time for the build.
I have attached a couple of links to my Pinterest page at the bottom. I want to rebuild the red (read rusty) truck using the body off the blue one and rebuilding the stock crate on the back. Only difference from how I found it is an Independent front end and air bags, I know the purist will hate it, but you don't see one like that around. The red truck is Canadian and the blue one is built (or compliance) by Holden in Australia so I'm trying to ID the trucks I have.

Can you send me some images of the badge on the bonnet (hood) side and the door handles inside and out? Any line on parts for these big girls?

Have fun!

https://www.pinterest.com.au/pin/569916527824371720/
https://www.pinterest.com.au/pin/569916527824371719/
https://www.pinterest.com.au/pin/569916527824371730/
https://www.pinterest.com.au/pin/569916527824371748/

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