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
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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