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New member
#1418568 Thu Jul 29 2021 02:09 AM
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Hey all. So my son and I are new members( although we've used Stovebolt before) 15 months ago my middle son Pat, asked if I'd do a project truck with him. It was a hard sell, but , of course I jumped at the chance. I had worked on a 64 Willys with my older son, who now works for Ford . we had no luck finding another qualified Willys to start. My wife said "why don't you find something else". So Pat found a 40 chevy 3/4 ton for sale at a good price on E-bay. We ended up getting it and the project began. The story is long, but the best part is, the truck we got which may have been yard art, and was owned by a machinist, not a mechanic, is now an every day driver. We have a long way to go, but, we both love this truck, and it gets lots of attention at the local shows and while driving it. I'm guessing we have it driving at near normal specs for a truck this age. We are keeping it as original as possible under a limited budget. The truck is so rust free, it's unreal. We will post pics in the near future. Hope you enjoy, and thanks for letting us in. Chuck and Pat

Re: New member
ChucknPat #1418604 Thu Jul 29 2021 11:48 AM
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Great story and welcome to the site!
Post up some pictures when you get a chance.
What part of Illinois are you in, I’m sure there are other Bolter’s in your area.

Don

Last edited by 2-Ton; Thu Jul 29 2021 11:51 AM.

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Re: New member
ChucknPat #1418608 Thu Jul 29 2021 12:04 PM
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Re: New member
ChucknPat #1418632 Thu Jul 29 2021 03:27 PM
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Welcome to the 'bolt. Please post some pictures of your trucks.


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Re: New member
ChucknPat #1418757 Fri Jul 30 2021 04:07 PM
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Welcome to Stovebolt. Consider yourself at home.....
Congrats on your truck. Sounds like you got a really good deal and to do it with your son is a very big plus.

Ask questions in the garage forums and we can help you with any problem you may have. Lots of great guys here and watch for bolters from your area. They around here.........somewhere!!


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1940 3/4 ton truck from a new member
#1419351 Wed Aug 04 2021 02:13 AM
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I'm going to try to post some pics of our project truck. these are from the trip home with it and progress from 11 months of work on it. Hope you like the results. Chuck and Pat

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Re: 1940 3/4 ton truck from a new member
ChucknPat #1419404 Wed Aug 04 2021 03:33 PM
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Nice start. My 39 looked a lot like that when I got it... I bought a bent up grill and merged the good parts together to make a complete grill.


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Re: 1940 3/4 ton truck from a new member
ChucknPat #1419416 Wed Aug 04 2021 05:00 PM
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Are the running boards cut down or were they changed?

Re: 1940 3/4 ton truck from a new member
msmall #1419459 Wed Aug 04 2021 11:37 PM
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Posts: 8
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someone with a sawsall went to work on the fenders, running boards, and the gas tank. We haven't found decent long boards for sale yet and may go to after markets as a replacement. The fenders are OEM 41-46 that we re-worked with original pieces and some sheet metal we made, and welded and bondo of course. They came out as a good match to the truck. As you all know, that's the tip of the iceberg. We got a 4spd crash box and put it in, as compared to the 3 spd colume shift that the previous owner tried to install. It had 1st and reverse when we got it. It's been an adventure, that has been a great experience, and is improving. Heading to the local car show tomorrow nite for the 4th time. Thanks for looking. Chuck n Pat

Re: 1940 3/4 ton truck from a new member
ChucknPat #1419485 Thu Aug 05 2021 03:31 AM
Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 3,752
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Looking good!
Welcome to the Bolt!


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