The gauges was my concern to be sure it is a 39. In 1940 Chevy changed the dash & gauges. I see that it has turn signal lights on the head lights, Chevy added turn signal lights in 1940, but they were a separate light mounted on-top the head lights. I changed my head lights to the style your truck has, I like them best. Mine came off of a late 30's/early 40's Auto-car.
If your doors are real bad, I was told that PU truck doors will work with the lower front corners cut to fit? Double check the lower hinge is in the same spot?
Good luck with your project. I will keep a watch for updates.
I have a 261 motor in my 1939 sedan, There is some good detailed info on building a 261 with modifications to make it a better top-end motor.
Also, good luck finding rear truck fenders, 1939 to 46 truck rear fenders are hard to find unless you go to ebay. They seem to be more expensive than any other years, starting at around $400 + in any condition, & even more for 1939, one year only rear fender.
The search is half the fun. It took me 5 years to find a local 1939 COE title, I just got mine a few months ago. There are other ways to title it, but with all the modifications I made, I don't want my truck inspected by DMV. I also wanted it titled as a real 1939. It also took over 3 years to find rear fenders. I now have (1) 1939 & a pair of 40/46 rear fenders. I'm still holding out for the other 1939 rear fender, "L side needed". I'm also still looking for a 1940 or 41 Chevy Deluxe car steering wheel, with the built in spinner handle. " Hint Hint " LOL
Keep us updated...
Last edited by OLDSCHOOL CHEV; Thu Jul 06 2017 08:35 PM.