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#683318 - Tue Oct 05 2010 05:40 AM 1938 3/4 ton Chevrolet Pickup  
BigChevroletFan  Offline
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Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 189
Minnesota
Hello,
My name is Leighton Knisley and I'm from Lovelock, Nevada. I recently purchased this 1938 Chevy from my Dad who bought it roughtly eight years ago. Before I bought it, I was looking for a 37 or 38 Chevy pickup and that took quite a while, trying to find one that I could afford. So after a long while, I was close on purchasing one but my dad said to hold off a bit because he might have found something. The next day, he completely surprised me in selling his to me! Since he bought it from Lemom Valley close to Reno, he hadn't done much to it. SO I'm starting to fix up the ole' Chevy and am looking forward to completing it! http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/n611/19Chevy38Guy/38%20Chevy/IMG_1323.jpg

Last edited by BigChevroletFan; Sun Jan 01 2017 06:24 PM.


#683319 - Tue Oct 05 2010 05:45 AM Re: 1938 1/2 ton Chevy pickup in Nevada [Re: BigChevroletFan]  
FriedGreenTmater  Offline
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colorado
Welcome Leighton, You will have to load your pictures onto some site like photobucket and then you can link them here. See the directions at the lower left margin of this page.


Fried Green T'mater (Vern)
1953 Chevrolet 3600
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Man who runs in front of car gets tired, man who runs behind car gets exhausted.

#683364 - Tue Oct 05 2010 01:33 PM Re: 1938 1/2 ton Chevy pickup in Nevada [Re: FriedGreenTmater]  
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Posts: 15,611
Boiling Springs, S. C. 29316
Welcome to the Stovebolt Leighton. You have come to a good place. I've been hanging around this place since back around '97 and have found it very very helpful. Lots of nice guys and truck loads of knowledge. Good luck on the 38. Let us know if/how we can help.


1937 Chevy Pickup
1952 Chevy Panel
Pictures in my Photobucket
1950 Chevy Coupe

I'd rather walk and carry a Chevy hub cap than ride in a Ferd.
I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you smile

#683408 - Tue Oct 05 2010 03:42 PM Re: 1938 1/2 ton Chevy pickup in Nevada [Re: FriedGreenTmater]  
BigChevroletFan  Offline
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Posts: 189
Minnesota
Okay, I figured out the linked picture stuff. I'll be getting a lot more pictures soon! Thank you


#683419 - Tue Oct 05 2010 04:11 PM Re: 1938 1/2 ton Chevy pickup in Nevada [Re: BigChevroletFan]  
Old Dollar  Offline
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Posts: 174
Free State of Jones, Mississip...
Nice truck, Welcome to the bolt!


1952 Chevy 3100
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Doin better'n some an worse than others. Life's what ya make of it. FAMILY, GOD and COUNTRY. Love it or Leave it.

#683659 - Wed Oct 06 2010 02:20 PM Re: 1938 1/2 ton Chevy pickup in Nevada [Re: Old Dollar]  
Rich'sToys  Offline
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Posts: 3,055
Janesville, Mn
Welcome to the Bolt! Good luck on your project, and keep us posted on your progress.


Rich

'47 Loadmaster


Politicians and Lawyers have twisted everything in this country into knots that we can never unravel.


I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is.





#683916 - Thu Oct 07 2010 04:52 AM Re: 1938 1/2 ton Chevy pickup in Nevada [Re: BigChevroletFan]  
BigChevroletFan  Offline
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Minnesota
Allrighty, so far I've been working on first getting the motor to run through the tank and fuel lines. So I needed to order a few parts and they're on their way, hopefully by this weekend or the beginning of next week I'll have this running! Here's the engine I plan on cleaning up after I get it running properly: http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/n611/19Chevy38Guy/38%20Chevy/IMG_1340.jpg
Here's another one of other side: http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/n611/19Chevy38Guy/38%20Chevy/IMG_1343.jpg

I can't wait to get started on the rest of the pickup, http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/n611/19Chevy38Guy/38%20Chevy/IMG_1336.jpg I have a lot of parts that came off of it when we disassembled it that seem they are the original parts. I'll be keeping you posted as I journey through this exciting time!


#684669 - Sun Oct 10 2010 03:53 AM Re: 1938 1/2 ton Chevy pickup in Nevada [Re: BigChevroletFan]  
BigChevroletFan  Offline
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Posts: 189
Minnesota
Yeehaw! smile Well, I got it running and it just fired up and sounded great! I started it right now to see if the fuel pump even worked, so I put a hose from the fuel pump to those red five gallon jugs of gas in the bed away from the motor, primed it up, had my brother put some gas in the carburetor to help it start since it hasn't for quite some time, and presto, it started! smile No real major problems (knocks,etc.) Just need to replace the gasket on the valve cover and side timing cover! What a joy, I was hoping that I could keep the old 216 in it! Now it's getting the tank put in and check the clutch. I have a video of it if you're interested, photobucket would take a lot of time to upload, even with my high speed internet. Anyway, just keeping you posted on the progress! smile Have a great weekend!

Last edited by Nevada2010Chevy; Mon Nov 01 2010 05:19 AM.

#686022 - Thu Oct 14 2010 05:42 AM Re: 1938 1/2 ton Chevy pickup in Nevada [Re: BigChevroletFan]  
BigChevroletFan  Offline
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Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 189
Minnesota
Grandpa and I spent about two hours working on the pickup, and from grandpa's personal experience in hearing certain engine knocks and noises, some I didn't hear at first, he says that the engine is fine, but if I would like to run it for a long time without having to do any major work on it, it would be better to have it looked at. So, now I'm on the hunt to find someone who knows their 216-six cylinder motors. If you know of someone near the Nevada area maybe if freight won't cost much and the job, I might be interested. That's the update on the pickup for now, hopefully soon I can locate someone and have the engine fixed the right way. Will keep you up to date! smile Thanks for looking in.


#686067 - Thu Oct 14 2010 01:31 PM Re: 1938 1/2 ton Chevy pickup in Nevada [Re: BigChevroletFan]  
Rich'sToys  Offline
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Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 3,055
Janesville, Mn
You should probably put this request in one of the other forums, as not everyone checks this one. Maybe try the engine and driveline forum, or else General truck talk.


Rich

'47 Loadmaster


Politicians and Lawyers have twisted everything in this country into knots that we can never unravel.


I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is.





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