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'37 Chevy Firetruck (in pieces) #1232881
Fri Sep 01 2017 01:26 PM
Fri Sep 01 2017 01:26 PM
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acfd  Offline OP
New Guy
Joined: Aug 2017
Posts: 3
Murphysboro, IL
I have the opportunity to acquire a 1937 Chevy fire truck. A frame off restoration was started 30 years ago, but never finished. I have been assured that the truck is all there, just in a million pieces. I remember seeing the guy start the engine and move the chassis forward and backward inside his shop 25 years ago. My dad and I have three other antique trucks, but they have all been complete when we got them. Any ideas what a fair price on this project truck would be?

View of the frame and engine
View from the back

Thanks,

Brian



Brian Manwaring
Re: '37 Chevy Firetruck (in pieces) [Re: acfd] #1234516
Tue Sep 12 2017 11:17 PM
Tue Sep 12 2017 11:17 PM
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32vld  Offline
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Joined: Jan 2015
Posts: 997
Hauppauge, New York
Free.

Because there will be lots of missing parts.
And they will be those parts that are very hard to find.

Then some of the work that was done 25 years ago
will look it and need re-doing.

Then how many people have owned worked on a
1937 Chevy fire truck. So this will be one of the
worlds largest jigsaw puzzles. And no cover from
the puzzle box to see and guess how things are
suppose to go back together. Jeffrey

Then who has a shop big enough to spread
all that stuff out and still be able to work on the
truck? Not many.

Re: '37 Chevy Firetruck (in pieces) [Re: acfd] #1234548
Wed Sep 13 2017 01:40 AM
Wed Sep 13 2017 01:40 AM
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Wayne67vert  Online
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Posts: 1,061
Seminole County, FL
Good answer!


Wayne

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Re: '37 Chevy Firetruck (in pieces) [Re: acfd] #1234572
Wed Sep 13 2017 03:20 AM
Wed Sep 13 2017 03:20 AM
Achipmunk  Offline
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acfd, you can do it.... and you will not regret it. Spend at least 15 minutes a day on it and you'll be amazed. You can do it, and there is many many folks here to help you along the way. Your in a good location to do this.
YOU CAN DO IT.


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1952 Chevy Panel
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1950 Chevy Coupe

52 Chevy Panel

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Re: '37 Chevy Firetruck (in pieces) [Re: acfd] #1234578
Wed Sep 13 2017 04:04 AM
Wed Sep 13 2017 04:04 AM
2-Ton  Offline
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Mokane ,Mo.
acfd
Welcome to the Bolt!
If all the parts are there?
Do it and keep us updated on the progress.
Sounds like you just have to put it together.
It could be this one.
http://www.flickriver.com/photos/myoldpostcards/5624738425/

Don


Of all the things I've lost in my life, I miss my mind the most!

1967 GMC 9500 Fire Ladder Truck
"The Flag Pole"
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'46 2-Ton grain truck
'48 3/4-ton grain truck
'48 1-1/2-ton flatbed
'50 2-ton flatbed
'54 Pontiac Straight Eight
'54 Plymouth Belvedere
'76 TR-6
'82 Jeep CJ-8 Scrambler
'70 American LaFrance pumper fire truck.

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Re: '37 Chevy Firetruck (in pieces) [Re: acfd] #1234580
Wed Sep 13 2017 05:00 AM
Wed Sep 13 2017 05:00 AM
69Cuda  Offline
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Seattle, Wa.
sounds like a fun project, definitely not worth a whole lot in a basket( or a bunch of baskets!). I always prefer something all assembled and not torn apart so I can see how it goes back together again! If you have the shop space, as stated before, then go for it! Price, whatever you think it is worth to you. It is cool once done but, you still have a fire truck, not something you can go get a load of gravel in or a pile of firewood, but you can sure turn a lot of heads!


Mike

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Re: '37 Chevy Firetruck (in pieces) [Re: acfd] #1234606
Wed Sep 13 2017 01:15 PM
Wed Sep 13 2017 01:15 PM
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46Sparky  Offline
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Posts: 809
USA
From personal experience in having bought an unfinished mostly disassembled project the PO had "done" the body work on, rebuilt the engine and tranny etc. Expect to redo virtually everything. It's been a great experience, much has been learned and remains. It will require stubbornness, tenacity, and likely require or result in learning words and incantations one never thought of before or should be used around polite company. But, each small victory along the way will bring reinforced resolve to finish the thing. Go for it, but set a realistic time frame and budget. The guys here are a valuable resource for teaching and even some parts.

Last edited by 46Sparky; Thu Sep 28 2017 02:30 AM.
Re: '37 Chevy Firetruck (in pieces) [Re: acfd] #1236716
Thu Sep 28 2017 01:02 AM
Thu Sep 28 2017 01:02 AM
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acfd  Offline OP
New Guy
Joined: Aug 2017
Posts: 3
Murphysboro, IL
Thanks for the encouragement. I did end up with the truck. Here is the link to the webpage where I will update progress on the project. http://www.applecityfd.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=21&Itemid=39


Brian Manwaring
Re: '37 Chevy Firetruck (in pieces) [Re: acfd] #1236734
Thu Sep 28 2017 02:31 AM
Thu Sep 28 2017 02:31 AM
2-Ton  Offline
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Posts: 2,734
Mokane ,Mo.
Brian
Thanks for the update!
You will have folks, from all around the world, watching the your progress, on saving a piece of history!

Don

Last edited by 2-Ton; Thu Sep 28 2017 02:33 AM.

Of all the things I've lost in my life, I miss my mind the most!

1967 GMC 9500 Fire Ladder Truck
"The Flag Pole"
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Photobucket
'46 2-Ton grain truck
'48 3/4-ton grain truck
'48 1-1/2-ton flatbed
'50 2-ton flatbed
'54 Pontiac Straight Eight
'54 Plymouth Belvedere
'76 TR-6
'82 Jeep CJ-8 Scrambler
'70 American LaFrance pumper fire truck.

Pix on Photobucket

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