Ring in the new with some quality time with your old truck! A great time to tackle a winter project. If you do not have access to your truck, start your parts list for spring!
The days are officially getting longer now, you know!
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!
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!
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....
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....
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.
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.