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Looking for Retirement Projects
#1383994 Mon Nov 09 2020 11:01 PM
Joined: Jun 2012
Posts: 27
Wrench Fetcher
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.

Re: Looking for Retirement Projects
Roadmaster49 #1385378 Sat Nov 21 2020 06:19 PM
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Re: Looking for Retirement Projects
Shaffer's1950 #1385380 Sat Nov 21 2020 07:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Shaffer's1950
Doesn't fit his "original guy" concept with the open driveline axle.
And too much money IMO, for no engine & transmission.

First car '29 Ford Special Coupe
#2 - '29 Ford pickup restored from the ground up.
Newest Project - 51 Chevy 3100 work truck. Photos []
Busting rust since the mid-60's
Re: Looking for Retirement Projects
Roadmaster49 #1385393 Sat Nov 21 2020 09:54 PM
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Re: Looking for Retirement Projects
Roadmaster49 #1385396 Sat Nov 21 2020 10:16 PM
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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.


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'48 3/4-ton grain truck
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'70 American LaFrance pumper fire truck.
Re: Looking for Retirement Projects
Roadmaster49 #1385503 Sun Nov 22 2020 07:48 PM
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Well Sir, with your "budget" you should be talking to Don. These trucks ( even the rust buckets ) are going for prices above your budget.

1954 Chevy 3604 - A work in progress...

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