I have decided to consider getting 2 trucks for retirement projects. I am 57 (almost). Craigslist searches have yielded mostly much higher prices from what I remember and completeness is worse.
I would like a 48-54 era Chevy or GMC truck. I don't need a 5 window but it would be nice. My budget would be $2500 max. If that makes you laugh, then that's OK, I'll pass. Seen a lot of junk on CL or Facebook for $5000 + where I am sure they have $300 in the truck.
No modifications, I am an original guy.
Would also like to have a two truck collection - either a 1940 to 1946 Chevy 1/2 ton or 3/4 ton OR a 1955 to 1959 ish Chevy truck. Would want to restore these together or one after the other. Want to make a ton of money off a sale to someone? I'm not that guy. Want to make a little and move a non running truck you won't get to in the next 20 years? Consider me.
I may have what you want in your price range. 1948 3/4 ton flatbed. All original. Located in mid Missouri. PM me if you want more pictures, info and Stovebolter's references who actually have seen the truck. Here it is at the KC Reunion in 2019. We call it the Chalk Board and let folks sign it and draw on it.
Of all the things I've lost in my life, I miss my mind the most!