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#1495137 Mon Apr 03 2023 10:47 PM
Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 76
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Farmdog Offline OP
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Ok, here we go...

I started this project just about 20 years ago now. I've been looking at this old truck in a farm field for a few years and finally asked about buying it. The owner agreed to sell it and then we had to figure out how to get it home. Fortunately, it was only about 5 miles away, so we towed it home behind a tractor. Along the way at least one tire blew out!

See video here:
Bringing the COE home [youtu.be]

The truck was pretty solid, mostly surface rust. The right side fender was dented a bit and the grille was dented in also. The engine was free, but the transmission was hard to shift at all. The brake and clutch pedals were siezed up. I didn't even try to get it running since there was a mud wasp nest in the carburetor.

I've been working a lot on it lately, so I'll get everyone caught up as we go.

Attached Images
20040808_COE03.jpg (482.94 KB, 302 downloads)
Cutting tree between bumper and grille
20040808_COE13.jpg (310.88 KB, 302 downloads)
All the grille bars were there
20040903_COE12.jpg (348.28 KB, 302 downloads)
Hitched up to tow home

1947 First Series Chevy 2 ton COE
2005 - It started in the Gallery
2023 - Follow the restoration in my Project Journal
1962 IH Scout 80
1982 Chevy Caprice Classic
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 1,628
K
'Bolter
Nice truck is that a pickup watching you cut the tree down if so you will have to make another tractor run.Actually it looks like there are a few pickups ,you are surrounded.

Last edited by KEVINSKI; Tue Apr 04 2023 12:21 PM. Reason: More imfo

kevinski
1954 GMC 9300
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Posts: 76
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Farmdog Offline OP
'Bolter
There were several good candidates. Not sure what's left now though.
Take a look at these pictures.

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20040903_COE02.jpg (393.29 KB, 245 downloads)
Two 1947's
20040903_COE04.jpg (386.81 KB, 246 downloads)

1947 First Series Chevy 2 ton COE
2005 - It started in the Gallery
2023 - Follow the restoration in my Project Journal
1962 IH Scout 80
1982 Chevy Caprice Classic
Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 76
F
Farmdog Offline OP
'Bolter
So i decided to jump right in and disassemble! That's always the exciting part, seeing what's what. How is it put together, what does what and how is everything connected. What's good, what's bad. What can I reuse/refurbish and what needs to be replaced.

There was a stovebolt 6 of course, but I didn't know much about them at the time. It has a 4 speed gearbox with a reverse lockout. There's an updraft carburetor, complete with mud dauber nest. And of course all kinds of rust.

The doors had some pretty cool art. Looking back, I'm wondering if I should have just left it and not painted it...


BTW, the picture names are the date: YYYYMMDD_etc

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20040906_COE04.jpg (355.67 KB, 239 downloads)
20040908_COE03.jpg (343.79 KB, 239 downloads)
20040908_COE17.jpg (280.7 KB, 238 downloads)

1947 First Series Chevy 2 ton COE
2005 - It started in the Gallery
2023 - Follow the restoration in my Project Journal
1962 IH Scout 80
1982 Chevy Caprice Classic
Joined: Feb 2001
Posts: 7,882
W
'Bolter
I fell in love with those when I met up with a bunch of stovebolters in at a show in northern Indiana. There was one inparticular that a couple had redone, lowered, shorter tires, pickup bed very professionaly looking. And another one near here at the James Dean car show near where I live. It was bright red and dual cabs. He said he and his wife were on their way to Texas after the show. Keep the dream going, good luck.


Ron, The Computer Greek
I love therefore I am.

1960 MGA Roadster Sold 7/18/2017
1954 3100 Chevy truck in the Gallery [stovebolt.com]
2017 Buick Encore
See more pix [photos.google.com]
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Posts: 76
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Farmdog Offline OP
'Bolter
Continuing to show pictures of the disassembly. I tried to take a bunch of pictures as I went. The camera i had at the time wasn't the best. Some of the pictures are a bit blurry, then when you go to zoom in, it's hard to see much detail.

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20041008_COE02.jpg (304.07 KB, 200 downloads)
20050301_COE01.jpg (267.21 KB, 201 downloads)
20050306_COE02.jpg (341.07 KB, 200 downloads)

1947 First Series Chevy 2 ton COE
2005 - It started in the Gallery
2023 - Follow the restoration in my Project Journal
1962 IH Scout 80
1982 Chevy Caprice Classic
Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 76
F
Farmdog Offline OP
'Bolter
I pulled the cab off using an overhead hoist. I made some "hooks" to grab the door openings. This worked pretty well. I left the steering wheel on and I was pretty sure I'd get the cab off with the wheel in place, but I wasn't 100% sure. I was able to twist the cab around enough to get it off and not have to remove the steering wheel.

The engine turned out to be a babbitt bearing 235. There was also a brake booster, which I didn't expect in this age of truck. It makes sense though, being a big bolt.

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20051229_Removing Cab.gif (1.67 MB, 197 downloads)
20051229_COE09.jpg (311.59 KB, 199 downloads)
20051229_COE30.jpg (290.21 KB, 198 downloads)

1947 First Series Chevy 2 ton COE
2005 - It started in the Gallery
2023 - Follow the restoration in my Project Journal
1962 IH Scout 80
1982 Chevy Caprice Classic
Joined: Sep 2015
Posts: 195
D
'Bolter
Farmdog,

Nice truck. You’re making excellent progress.

Keep up the good work and please keep posting your progress. I’ll be following along.


Dan

35 CC Case
38 Chevy Pickup
51 3100 AD
58 3100 Apache Fleetside
Joined: Jul 2016
Posts: 215
C
'Bolter
i really like that lift set up you have, very cool


1961 apache
Joined: Dec 2019
Posts: 2
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Moderated
My 46 has the original 215 it has 10MM spark plugs which I found unusual.

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