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1938 1 1/2 ton #1263979
Sat Apr 28 2018 09:57 PM
Sat Apr 28 2018 09:57 PM
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RDomeck  Offline OP
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Indianapolis, In 46222
I traded a piece of equipment that I had that was not being used. I didn't have any money in it, so that was a plus. I'm not sure if this one will stay or not. I do like a lot of the little details it has. Something that my newer (1940, 1941 or 1946) trucks don't have. The body lines are more detailed. The dash is really great. The interior door handles and pull handle.... It just seems like it was more thought out. Looks to be an original green cab.

Very solid and certainly less rust than any of the other trucks.

Thinking of finding a 5 cylinder manual trans Chevy Colorado to use the engine and transmission out of. Leave the rest the same.

It will sit for now until I make up my mind or someone makes me an unreasonably big offer to buy it!


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Randy Domeck
Indianapolis Fabrications
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Indianapolis, In. 46222
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Re: 1938 1 1/2 ton [Re: RDomeck] #1264002
Sun Apr 29 2018 01:57 AM
Sun Apr 29 2018 01:57 AM
Achipmunk  Offline
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Boiling Springs, S. C. 29316
Since I'm use to seeing a one piece windshield on my 37 pickup I didn't realize the big truck was a two piece in '37. I once had a 1 1/2 ton 37 big truck but its been to long ago to remember if it had split windshields? Thanks for the pics. Oh, and those inside "handles" to open the door and the ones on the first Corvette are alike..... I think!


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Re: 1938 1 1/2 ton [Re: RDomeck] #1264089
Mon Apr 30 2018 01:36 AM
Mon Apr 30 2018 01:36 AM
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RDomeck  Offline OP
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The split windshield seems to be original, but someone else has suggested that it should be one piece. I have not seen another other images of a 38 with a split windshield nd with it being flat from left to right, I would have to believe it is supposed to be one piece....


Randy Domeck
Indianapolis Fabrications
202 Miley Av.
Indianapolis, In. 46222
317-258-0039

Re: 1938 1 1/2 ton [Re: RDomeck] #1264137
Mon Apr 30 2018 03:37 PM
Mon Apr 30 2018 03:37 PM
69Cuda  Offline
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Seattle, Wa.
sweet looking old truck! Too bad people use stuff like this for target practice. At least it looks like maybe they just shot the 2 pieces of the windshield (made it look like pupils)


Mike

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Re: 1938 1 1/2 ton [Re: RDomeck] #1264157
Mon Apr 30 2018 06:22 PM
Mon Apr 30 2018 06:22 PM
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RDomeck  Offline OP
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Indianapolis, In 46222
I believe the holes in the windshield and broken side and rear glass could have been done by a previous owner wanting to make sure that someone replaced the glass with safety glass. I remember my grandfather doing this on cars he sold to insure they were kept safe....


Randy Domeck
Indianapolis Fabrications
202 Miley Av.
Indianapolis, In. 46222
317-258-0039

Re: 1938 1 1/2 ton [Re: RDomeck] #1264195
Mon Apr 30 2018 11:04 PM
Mon Apr 30 2018 11:04 PM
69Cuda  Offline
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Seattle, Wa.
ahh, makes sense since, I didn't see any other bullet holes.


Mike

1955 Chevy 6400 ex-flatbed (no bed now!)
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Re: 1938 1 1/2 ton [Re: RDomeck] #1264530
Thu May 03 2018 03:43 AM
Thu May 03 2018 03:43 AM
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J Lucas  Offline
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South Omaha, Nebraska
Cool truck. thumbs_up

John


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Re: 1938 1 1/2 ton [Re: RDomeck] #1264643
Fri May 04 2018 01:18 AM
Fri May 04 2018 01:18 AM
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yar  Offline
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northern california
Randy,

It looks like it is missing a headlight lens. I have a couple of those '37-'38 headlight lenses in pristine condition that I mistakenly bought for my '36 when I was restoring it in the early 1970s. I still have the '36 and the headlight lenses if you are interested. The inner door panel on your '38 sure looks a lot like my '36.


Ray
Re: 1938 1 1/2 ton [Re: RDomeck] #1280957
Thu Sep 20 2018 10:08 PM
Thu Sep 20 2018 10:08 PM
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RDomeck  Offline OP
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Indianapolis, In 46222
Well, reality sat in and I ended up selling this truck locally to a guy. After talking with him for a bit, I really tried to talk him out of it as I don't think he understood what was involved in getting this road worthy... I thought I was close to keeping him from buying it, but he came back for the purchase anyway!

I knew I wouldn't get to it anytime soon. I think I will sit my sights on an early Diamond T when its time.


Randy Domeck
Indianapolis Fabrications
202 Miley Av.
Indianapolis, In. 46222
317-258-0039


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