Drove to work today and back. Took the back roads through the country. It was a great morning and it was really cool to drive along in a truck I have been working on for 2 years. It was a little chilly here in Indiana and so I cranked the rebuilt heater up and it worked great. I ran around 40 to 45 most of the way.
The truck is a 1949 3800 with a 216 and I have tried to keep everything as stock as possible. I did swap.the rear end from a 1972 Chevy so I could go a little faster.
I left the paint on the cab original with all the scratches from its life in Nebraska but painted the hood and front fenders to match... fauxtina I guess they call it. Maybe somedayI will pqint the whole thing but I feel the truck has earned every scratch and dent.
Thanks, 69 Cuda. The truck was last plated and apparently ran in 1972 . Although i tried to leave it as original as possible the birds had done quite a number on the hood and front fenders. So after getting rid of all the bird droppjngs i had to paint. My first truck in high school was a 1950 3100 i for which I traded a cow.....300 bucks in 1982 was a lot of yard mowing money back then !
I sold that truck back in the 90s and immediately regretted it. So I have been real happy to get this one. I think I have as much or more fun with this old truck than any other vehicle.....