My truck is like yours (well .. sortta ...
) -- a well-preserved "survivor." We got ours from its original owner (who treated me like like family) His advice was "Don't restore that truck -- you'll ruin it!"
From the pictures you've shown us, that is an amazing truck. And rare in that it is a well-preserved original. I would be *very* hesitant to do anything to it other than keep preserving it.
But like the others have said, it's your truck.
But still ... pristine "time capsules" like that one are few and far between. You will become very popular -- especially with people who will want you to send them a picture of this or that so they can see what it is *supposed* to look like
Take lots of pictures of it. Top to bottom, inside and out, front to back. Crawl under it and take pictures of *everything.* We don't have access to very many examples like yours.
Take more pictures of every little detail.
And when you get done with that, take more pictures. Describe what the pictures are of. You will be doing a huge service for your fellow 'Bolters. I'll even give you a free lifetime membership to Stovebolt.com.
And did I mention about taking pictures?
Beautiful truck.Editing for effect. My take (co-owner of the truck) can be read in the Gallery story that John wrote up with the history of Ole Charlie. We took a scaled down version of this story ... with lost of pictures, of course, whenever we took Charlie to shows. When one of our grandsons (10) started to go with us to the weekly cruise-in nearby, we had it shortened even more so he was able to talk about the truck! All lots and lots of fun. And what's what it's all about. ~~ Peggy M