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1938 3/4 ton Chevrolet Pickup #683318
Tue Oct 05 2010 05:40 AM
Tue Oct 05 2010 05:40 AM
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BigChevroletFan  Offline OP
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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.
Re: 1938 1/2 ton Chevy pickup in Nevada [Re: BigChevroletFan] #683319
Tue Oct 05 2010 05:45 AM
Tue Oct 05 2010 05:45 AM
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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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Re: 1938 1/2 ton Chevy pickup in Nevada [Re: FriedGreenTmater] #683364
Tue Oct 05 2010 01:33 PM
Tue Oct 05 2010 01:33 PM
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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

52 Chevy Panel

I'd rather walk and carry a Chevy hub cap than ride in a Ferd.
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Re: 1938 1/2 ton Chevy pickup in Nevada [Re: FriedGreenTmater] #683408
Tue Oct 05 2010 03:42 PM
Tue Oct 05 2010 03:42 PM
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BigChevroletFan  Offline OP
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Minnesota
Okay, I figured out the linked picture stuff. I'll be getting a lot more pictures soon! Thank you

Re: 1938 1/2 ton Chevy pickup in Nevada [Re: BigChevroletFan] #683419
Tue Oct 05 2010 04:11 PM
Tue Oct 05 2010 04:11 PM
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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.
Re: 1938 1/2 ton Chevy pickup in Nevada [Re: Old Dollar] #683659
Wed Oct 06 2010 02:20 PM
Wed Oct 06 2010 02:20 PM
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Janesville, Mn
Welcome to the Bolt! Good luck on your project, and keep us posted on your progress.


Rich

'47 Loadmaster

I got a pair of those new Memory Foam shoe inserts. Hasn't helped much- When I walk to another room, I still can't remember why.






Re: 1938 1/2 ton Chevy pickup in Nevada [Re: BigChevroletFan] #683916
Thu Oct 07 2010 04:52 AM
Thu Oct 07 2010 04:52 AM
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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!

Re: 1938 1/2 ton Chevy pickup in Nevada [Re: BigChevroletFan] #684669
Sun Oct 10 2010 03:53 AM
Sun Oct 10 2010 03:53 AM
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BigChevroletFan  Offline OP
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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.
Re: 1938 1/2 ton Chevy pickup in Nevada [Re: BigChevroletFan] #686022
Thu Oct 14 2010 05:42 AM
Thu Oct 14 2010 05:42 AM
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BigChevroletFan  Offline OP
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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.

Re: 1938 1/2 ton Chevy pickup in Nevada [Re: BigChevroletFan] #686067
Thu Oct 14 2010 01:31 PM
Thu Oct 14 2010 01:31 PM
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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

I got a pair of those new Memory Foam shoe inserts. Hasn't helped much- When I walk to another room, I still can't remember why.






Re: 1938 1/2 ton Chevy pickup in Nevada [Re: BigChevroletFan] #686200
Thu Oct 14 2010 08:48 PM
Thu Oct 14 2010 08:48 PM
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Minnesota
Today I found a place that can work on 216 engines professionally for a reasonable price in Reno which is only a hour and a half away. So I'll be taking the engine out, fixing the clutch, and repairing any necessary items that need fixing. I'll be keeping you posted on the progress. Thanks for stopping by! smile

Re: 1938 1/2 ton Chevy pickup in Nevada [Re: BigChevroletFan] #686302
Fri Oct 15 2010 02:48 AM
Fri Oct 15 2010 02:48 AM
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Mississippi U.S.A.
Hey Nevada, That looks like a good one to fix up. I love that model truck. Just take your time and it will all come together. The Stovebolters will help you. I know this for a fact. Enjoy it. Red 49 Truck


1949 Chevy 1/2-Ton ~ Red Truck

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Re: 1938 1/2 ton Chevy pickup in Nevada [Re: BigChevroletFan] #688549
Sat Oct 23 2010 05:14 AM
Sat Oct 23 2010 05:14 AM
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BigChevroletFan  Offline OP
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Minnesota
Hello all,
Just got off the front two fenders and hopefully will have the motor out by Sunday-Monday. This is a really fun pickup to work on. The odometer shows 95 thousand miles, it looks like the original gauge, still are in good shape though. Just keeping up on posting. Thanks for stopping by! smile

Last edited by Nevada2010Chevy; Sat Oct 23 2010 11:21 PM.
Re: 1938 1/2 ton Chevy pickup in Nevada [Re: BigChevroletFan] #689276
Tue Oct 26 2010 06:20 AM
Tue Oct 26 2010 06:20 AM
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I almost had it done today, but I had a lot of work on the farm that came first. Tomorrow night will be the night for sure though since I'm all ready! smile Here's how close I got: http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/n611/19Chevy38Guy/38%20Chevy/IMG_1398.jpg
I just needed to take off the two bolts on the front engine mount and the four bolts on the transmission and I'll be set. Here is all the stuff I took off of it: http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/n611/19Chevy38Guy/IMG_1384.jpg

So hopefully I'll get this done sometime this year, by the end of November. Thanks for stopping by and I'll be keeping you all posted! smile

Re: 1938 1/2 ton Chevy pickup in Nevada [Re: BigChevroletFan] #689507
Wed Oct 27 2010 04:26 AM
Wed Oct 27 2010 04:26 AM
Achipmunk  Offline
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Boiling Springs, S. C. 29316

Your really getting with it. Man, that scene looks all to familiar!! Thanks for keeping us posted. It helps me to keep motivated to.


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

52 Chevy Panel

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
Re: 1938 1/2 ton Chevy pickup in Nevada [Re: BigChevroletFan] #689842
Thu Oct 28 2010 06:20 AM
Thu Oct 28 2010 06:20 AM
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BigChevroletFan  Offline OP
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Minnesota
I finally got the motor out! http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/n611/19Chevy38Guy/38%20Chevy/IMG_1424.jpg I got the bell housing off, hopefully that's how you spell it! smile http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/n611/19Chevy38Guy/38%20Chevy/IMG_1425.jpg I'll be taking the motor in next Monday, and then it's off with the cab and bed next! Keep you posted during this adventure! Thanks for stopping by.

Re: 1938 1/2 ton Chevy pickup in Nevada [Re: BigChevroletFan] #689892
Thu Oct 28 2010 03:00 PM
Thu Oct 28 2010 03:00 PM
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Hellomrwilson  Offline
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Palestine, Texas
One thing I love as much as a classy old truck is a DARN nice shop and work area!
Thanks for sharing the pics! Looking forward to "the rest of the story...

Good day"

Jerry


1959 Chevy Apache 3200 Stepside
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Re: 1938 1/2 ton Chevy pickup in Nevada [Re: BigChevroletFan] #690599
Sun Oct 31 2010 02:57 AM
Sun Oct 31 2010 02:57 AM
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BigChevroletFan  Offline OP
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Minnesota
What a day-or hour I should say! http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/n611/19Chevy38Guy/38%20Chevy/IMG_1445.jpg I bolted off the cab and bed and had my brother help me lift the bed off by hand and I did the cab myself with the forklift! http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/n611/19Chevy38Guy/38%20Chevy/IMG_1448.jpg
The frame is in good shape, I just need to replace all the old brake and fuel lines. Here's a picture before I washed it: http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/n611/19Chevy38Guy/38%20Chevy/IMG_1450.jpg and here is one after I washed it: http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/n611/19Chevy38Guy/38%20Chevy/IMG_1452.jpg
I sure am having a lot of fun. Monday I'll be taking the engine in and start sanding the old rig and preping it for primer and then paint! Thanks for stopping by! I'll be keeping you posted.

Re: 1938 1/2 ton Chevy pickup in Nevada [Re: BigChevroletFan] #690682
Sun Oct 31 2010 02:14 PM
Sun Oct 31 2010 02:14 PM
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dakota  Offline
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Box Elder SD
looks like you are having fun, keep it up, and keep the pics coming, enjoy work in progress,


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Re: 1938 1/2 ton Chevy pickup in Nevada [Re: dakota] #690721
Sun Oct 31 2010 04:49 PM
Sun Oct 31 2010 04:49 PM
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goneagain  Offline
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north Idaho
My 38 has 2 running board brackets on each side and you have 3.I didn't think they made long beds.




These old bolts are in my blood. Hard thing is focusing on just one.

1937 Chevy 1/2 ton panel
1938 Chevy 1/2 ton pick up

Re: 1938 1/2 ton Chevy pickup in Nevada [Re: goneagain] #690888
Mon Nov 01 2010 05:09 AM
Mon Nov 01 2010 05:09 AM
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BigChevroletFan  Offline OP
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Minnesota
My Dad and I measured the bed length and it was around eighty-eight inches long, each running board bracket looks original with original bolts and everything there. I'm still learning more about this pickup, but I'm still learning a whole lot more as I take it apart! smile Thanks for stopping by!

Re: 1938 1/2 ton Chevy pickup in Nevada [Re: BigChevroletFan] #692127
Fri Nov 05 2010 01:46 AM
Fri Nov 05 2010 01:46 AM
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herriot  Offline
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ireland
lovley truck keep the pictures coming my 38 project is at (www.hotrod.ie)

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Re: 1938 3/4 ton Chevy pickup in Nevada [Re: BigChevroletFan] #693343
Tue Nov 09 2010 05:54 AM
Tue Nov 09 2010 05:54 AM
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BigChevroletFan  Offline OP
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Minnesota
Well, a lot of little stuff has been going on, torching off the completely rusted pins on the shock absorbers, and replacing them, replacing all the brake lines, preping for sanding and the big paint job, getting all the parts I needed to paint them when we do, (tail-gate, center strip on the front grill, etc.) And having a ball! smile And well, I was told this was a 1/2 ton, but I used the decoder on stovebolt and found that my pikcup is a 3/4 ton with a 122 inch frame base and was manufactured in Oakland, CA! This answers goneagains question about me having three running boards braces and him having two on his 38. So I'm finding more and more new things about this pickup so I can't wait if there's more that I will find out! smile Anyway, just keeping ya'll posted and hopefully we'll get started painting next week. Thanks for stopping by!

Last edited by Nevada2010Chevy; Tue Nov 09 2010 06:05 AM.
Re: 1938 3/4 ton Chevy pickup in Nevada [Re: BigChevroletFan] #693467
Tue Nov 09 2010 08:20 PM
Tue Nov 09 2010 08:20 PM
Achipmunk  Offline
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Posts: 14,469
Boiling Springs, S. C. 29316
...man, your mooooving right along!! Good going and keep us posted...with some pics!!


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

52 Chevy Panel

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
Re: 1938 3/4 ton Chevy pickup in Nevada [Re: BigChevroletFan] #694224
Fri Nov 12 2010 06:46 AM
Fri Nov 12 2010 06:46 AM
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BigChevroletFan  Offline OP
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Minnesota
Well, just got a phone call, and the machinist said the motor has general wear, but nothing broken, craked, or unfixable. So he'll get started on that while I'm trying to get started on the sanding and preping. There are no rust throughs on anything here, just surface rust here and there. My deadline is before January 1, 2011. I'm on day 33 since it was all together, I'm trying to spend at least an hour at the end of every day, whether it's 9 or midnight! smile Anyway, thanks for stopping by-keep you posted on progress!

Re: 1938 3/4 ton Chevy pickup in Nevada [Re: BigChevroletFan] #695639
Wed Nov 17 2010 05:50 AM
Wed Nov 17 2010 05:50 AM
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Minnesota
Goodness! There is so many color choices it was hard to choose which ones I wanted. SO I decided going with blue and white, but I won't say the rest where it will go (it will be a surprise! smile ) Anyway, I finally got all the primer, clear coats, paints for chassis and body. Hopefully this week we'll get started on it with just a few more mechanical things to fix on the frame and we're good to go! smile Keeping you up to date on what's happening around here, thanks for looking in! smile

Re: 1938 3/4 ton Chevy pickup in Nevada [Re: BigChevroletFan] #697799
Wed Nov 24 2010 03:46 PM
Wed Nov 24 2010 03:46 PM
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BigChevroletFan  Offline OP
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Minnesota
Hello all, well, it's slow coming now, doing little things where it would be easier to do now that when it's all back together. Have all new shock absorbers, brake lines http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/n611/19Chevy38Guy/38%20Chevy/IMG_1508.jpg , cab mount parts, and hopefully today I'll meet with the painter who is excited to paint the pickup. And going through everything making sure I replaced anything that I needed to replace. Motor is coming along, I talked to the motorist yesterday and he almost had the head finished and they're about half-way going through the entire motor. Things are coming along but slowly right now. Thanks for stopping by and I'll be keeping you up to date! smile

Re: 1938 3/4 ton Chevy pickup in Nevada [Re: BigChevroletFan] #698074
Thu Nov 25 2010 04:22 AM
Thu Nov 25 2010 04:22 AM
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BigChevroletFan  Offline OP
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Minnesota
Well, we talked a lot about what I could do and Soda Blasting came up and wow, it's pretty amazing what baking soda can do! smile Here's the website of the place where I'm going to have it done: http://www.precisionsodablasting.net/SodaBlasting/Main.html

So that is how I'm going to get my pickup sanded. I talked with the guy and he said it would take him only a day to completely do my pickup since it is all in pieces, and he would come up from Carson City to soda blast my pickup! You can read on the website what it cleans and so forth. Just trying to find a person who can paint everything at one shot instead of taking piece by piece to the painter I was considering.

So now Iím hoping my time will be cut down big time from having to avoid sanding all the rust off the pickup! Right now Iím looking at my Great Grandpa Billís 1956 Chevy pickup, I havenít seen it yet, but Iím trying to get some time to go and look at it! Grandpa was telling me it had a 235 in it and was a sweet running pickup. Great Grandpa Bill didnít buy it new, but he bought it when he was close to eighty and had it until he died when he was around ninety years old. So weíll see how that will turn out. Iíll send some pictures of it when I get a chance to show you what it looks like.

And Iím also considering two other Chevy pickups in the area I might buy to fix up and sell, possibly. Pictures of those will be coming as well. So a lot has been going on and more to come! Thanks for stopping by and have a great Thanksgiving! smile

Re: 1938 3/4 ton Chevy pickup in Nevada [Re: BigChevroletFan] #701318
Mon Dec 06 2010 06:17 PM
Mon Dec 06 2010 06:17 PM
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BigChevroletFan  Offline OP
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Minnesota
This week is the week, I'm going to take in the pickup to Crown Collision Center, a professional auto body place here in Nevada that will do all the blasting, body work, and painting! ttp://crowncollisionfallon.com/

There paint shop is in Fallon, blasting and body in Carson City. Just keeping you all up to date on the progress!

Re: 1938 3/4 ton Chevy pickup in Nevada [Re: BigChevroletFan] #702830
Sun Dec 12 2010 04:09 PM
Sun Dec 12 2010 04:09 PM
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BigChevroletFan  Offline OP
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Minnesota
We made it! Took it to Carson City and is going to get media blasted Monday! smile Will keep you updated, next week the motor will be finished! Thanks for stopping by!

http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/n611/19Chevy38Guy/38%20Chevy/IMG_1573.jpg

http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/n611/19Chevy38Guy/38%20Chevy/IMG_1574.jpg

http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/n611/19Chevy38Guy/38%20Chevy/IMG_1581.jpg

Re: 1938 3/4 ton Chevy pickup in Nevada [Re: BigChevroletFan] #702863
Sun Dec 12 2010 06:38 PM
Sun Dec 12 2010 06:38 PM
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Red 49 Truck  Offline
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Mississippi U.S.A.
Hey Nevada, looks like you've got it going your way. Hope to see some more pictures when you can. Merry Christmas. Steven


1949 Chevy 1/2-Ton ~ Red Truck

In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Photobucket
Re: 1938 3/4 ton Chevy pickup in Nevada [Re: BigChevroletFan] #705091
Mon Dec 20 2010 11:11 PM
Mon Dec 20 2010 11:11 PM
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BigChevroletFan  Offline OP
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Minnesota
Well, now I'm buying a whole new bed that is original specs with all original flooring and such. It would cost much less to buy the bed new than have them fix it, such mine had a lot of cracks and dings. No rust throughs, but it just would be just about as much to buy the new bed, but I wouldn't have all the wood, center strips and such. The engine just got fixed today so I'm going to pick it up. We're getting closer and closer. Thanks for stopping!

Re: 1938 3/4 ton Chevy pickup in Nevada [Re: BigChevroletFan] #705186
Tue Dec 21 2010 04:28 AM
Tue Dec 21 2010 04:28 AM
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The Ned  Offline
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Posts: 338
Pasadena, Maryland
That is fantastic progress you're making Leighton. I wish my project were moving that fast. You're gonna have a great looking ride when you're done. Good luck on making your deadline.

Re: 1938 3/4 ton Chevy pickup in Nevada [Re: The Ned] #705197
Tue Dec 21 2010 04:58 AM
Tue Dec 21 2010 04:58 AM
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BigChevroletFan  Offline OP
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Minnesota
Thanks! I've been saving and working hard to do something like this at this pace. I can't wait for the completion of it. Thanks for stopping by and have a Merry Christmas!

Nevada

Re: 1938 3/4 ton Chevy pickup in Nevada [Re: BigChevroletFan] #705751
Thu Dec 23 2010 03:47 AM
Thu Dec 23 2010 03:47 AM
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BigChevroletFan  Offline OP
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Minnesota
Allrighty,
Brought back the old 216 and it's ready to roll. Getting the bell housing cleaned up and waiting for clutches and pressure plate to put all together! http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/n611/19Chevy38Guy/1938%20Chevy%20Pickup/IMG_1630.jpg
Ordered a brand new bed from MAR-K (Really Nice Place!) Everything from the pine wood to bolts! Water pump and thermostat is getting ready to be remanufactured (they're a little rough. Things are rollin' along! MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!

Last edited by Nevada2010Chevy; Fri Dec 31 2010 03:41 PM.
Re: 1938 3/4 ton Chevy pickup in Nevada [Re: BigChevroletFan] #707283
Thu Dec 30 2010 04:46 AM
Thu Dec 30 2010 04:46 AM
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BigChevroletFan  Offline OP
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Minnesota
Okay, put the exhaust manifold, fuel pump, spark plug distributer, and carburetor on the engine, waiting for the water pump and thermostat to be fixed and put on the motor to be completed. Itís a little slow right now, waiting for pickup bed to arrive, other miscellaneous parts before we blast and paint it. Still need to do the seat upholstery, re-chrome my grille, handles, and other misc. odds and ends. So thereís still a lot to do before itís finished. But just taking it one step at a time and having a ball every step! Thanks for stopping by, hopefully Iíll have more pictures soon! Happy New Years!

Re: 1938 3/4 ton Chevy pickup in Nevada [Re: BigChevroletFan] #707760
Fri Dec 31 2010 10:34 PM
Fri Dec 31 2010 10:34 PM
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BigChevroletFan  Offline OP
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Minnesota
Well, I don't know what happened, but the pictures aren't showing and I haven't touched anything. So, what I'm doing is putting the link of my album, and you can look around at all the pictures if you want to
http://s1142.photobucket.com/albums/n611/19Chevy38Guy/ , then as I go on, I'll add them and so forth. Sorry about that, but I just noticed the links were not working and I'm just fixing the problem. Talk to you next year! smile

Nevada


Last edited by Nevada2010Chevy; Wed Jan 26 2011 01:57 AM.
Re: 1938 3/4 ton Chevy pickup in Nevada [Re: BigChevroletFan] #709868
Fri Jan 07 2011 10:37 PM
Fri Jan 07 2011 10:37 PM
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BigChevroletFan  Offline OP
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Minnesota
Well, still about the same as last time, but I do have the bed coming in next week as well as my water pump, so those will be checked off the list, and hopefully be taking in the seat soon and motor to assemble to blast. Pictures coming soon of the blasting!

Nevada

Re: 1938 3/4 ton Chevy pickup in Nevada [Re: BigChevroletFan] #712833
Tue Jan 18 2011 02:28 AM
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The bed arrived today! I also am getting the seats redone and collecting all the things needing chromed together to take to the chromer. Will be keeping in touch!

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Re: 1938 3/4 ton Chevy pickup in Nevada [Re: BigChevroletFan] #714829
Tue Jan 25 2011 12:34 AM
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I took the motor, seats, bellhouseing, everything left here at the shop I took to the body shop in Carson City! I was able to see the frame and it was very clean and looked almost new! smile The compressor broke down Thursday so they didn't get done blasting my pickup till today. We're getting closer and closer! Thanks for stopping by and will be keeping you in touch!

Nevada

Re: 1938 3/4 ton Chevy pickup in Nevada [Re: BigChevroletFan] #714846
Tue Jan 25 2011 01:13 AM
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I tried looking at your pics, but doesn't work.

Re: 1938 3/4 ton Chevy pickup in Nevada [Re: The Ned] #715186
Wed Jan 26 2011 01:58 AM
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I think I fixed it now, hopefully it works, pictures of blasted pickup coming soon! smile

Re: 1938 3/4 ton Chevy pickup in Nevada [Re: BigChevroletFan] #715202
Wed Jan 26 2011 02:54 AM
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Link???

Re: 1938 3/4 ton Chevy pickup in Nevada [Re: TrevsOldChevs] #715231
Wed Jan 26 2011 04:20 AM
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http://s1142.photobucket.com/albums/n611/19Chevy38Guy/

Oh, the link would help now wouldn't it! smile Thanks,

The pictures of the blasting aren't here yet. Hopefully this week!

Nevada

Re: 1938 3/4 ton Chevy pickup in Nevada [Re: BigChevroletFan] #715281
Wed Jan 26 2011 05:50 AM
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Ok..now it's fixed..

I see you're still making great progress.. to bad you didn't make your deadline, but you're doing great. You've accomplished more in a couple months than many have done in years. Keep it going.

Re: 1938 3/4 ton Chevy pickup in Nevada [Re: The Ned] #715794
Thu Jan 27 2011 09:14 PM
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Looks like a great project, "19Chevy38Guy"...

Best of luck in getting her done! smile

Re: 1938 3/4 ton Chevy pickup in Nevada [Re: TrevsOldChevs] #715912
Fri Jan 28 2011 03:24 AM
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Thanks, your 37 looks really nice. Hopefully we'll have it done this February! Thanks!

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Re: 1938 3/4 ton Chevy pickup in Nevada [Re: The Ned] #715914
Fri Jan 28 2011 03:28 AM
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Well the reason of getting this done so fast is to enjoy it sooner and also I might run into something else I'd like to restore, maybe. I'm planning on taking it to the Hot August Nights in Reno! Thank you, and hopefully I'll have some photos of the blasted pickup soon! smile Keep you posted!

Nevada

Re: 1938 3/4 ton Chevy pickup in Nevada [Re: BigChevroletFan] #718625
Sun Feb 06 2011 04:39 AM
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Re: 1938 3/4 ton Chevy pickup in Nevada [Re: BigChevroletFan] #721413
Wed Feb 16 2011 03:50 AM
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Well, there was a lot more bondo than we thought! smile I went and looked at the pickup, and the worst item was the right rear fender, it was really tough shape, whoever did the bondo work must have loved bondo! wink There were spots of almost an inch thick of it! So this means more body work, that is the latest update! Keep you posted as much as I can...

Nevada

Re: 1938 3/4 ton Chevy pickup in Nevada [Re: BigChevroletFan] #721565
Wed Feb 16 2011 07:48 PM
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Be glad that when you had it blasted bondo was the worst you found. When they began blasting my panel, no bondo was found, but lots of rust was removed leaving many holes to be welded and patched. Some areas, such as the rear fenders couldn't even be repaired only replaced.

Re: 1938 3/4 ton Chevy pickup in Nevada [Re: The Ned] #721638
Thu Feb 17 2011 02:24 AM
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Oh nice, well, I guess I'd better be grateful then! smile The rear right fender on mine is borderline replace, but we have a metal machinist that can make anything, he is now making the running board aprons, so maybe he can make patches for the fender that will cost less than buying a whole fender! Well, I forgot to bring the camera to show all the pickup, but hopefully next time I'll remember! smile

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Re: 1938 3/4 ton Chevy pickup in Nevada [Re: BigChevroletFan] #726852
Sat Mar 05 2011 03:43 AM
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Well, update on rear passenger and front driver fender is we had pieces made where the rib side piece that goes down along the side of the fenders were gone. Lots of little detail body work but otherwise nothing else, hopefully will have more pictures soon! smile Keep you posted...

Re: 1938 3/4 ton Chevy pickup in Nevada [Re: BigChevroletFan] #736975
Thu Apr 07 2011 04:19 AM
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Cab is finished with body work, front fenders are nearly there, the rear fenders are coming on along real nice, hood is finished, just about done with body work, don't have any pictures yet, but hopefully we will get some soon. I've slowed down the process a little bit because I have other farm related projects needing more money put into it than the 38, so just trying to keep it going a little at a time. I will post pictures as soon as I get some. Thank you for stopping by! smile

Re: 1938 3/4 ton Chevy pickup in Nevada [Re: BigChevroletFan] #747342
Mon May 16 2011 12:47 AM
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It's been a month since I last posted and I just felt like updating, again without any pictures, I wasn't able to go the other day because things came up at work. Anyway, they're putting the brand new bed from MAR-K parts together with the pine wood flooring! The fenders are done just little detail work but the big jobs are done! The mechanics' computer took a dive before he was able to send pictures so, hopefully soon I'll be getting some this week. I have been slowing down the process a little bit because Iím buying a farm here in Nevada through a farm bank in Kentucky and the FSA here in Nevada. So things are tight financially here for me, but I really wasnít planning to buy a farm this soon but here I am and Iím going to work at it the best as I can with Godís help and also hope this very fun 38 Chevy project will get done soon! :P Thanks for stopping by, as soon as I get pictures Iíll be posting them, and A LOT! 

Re: 1938 3/4 ton Chevy pickup in Nevada [Re: BigChevroletFan] #753239
Thu Jun 09 2011 06:04 AM
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Hello all, glad I was able to go look at the old pickup, things are coming right along, The cab is pretty much done with the body work on it, just replacing the sheet of metal that would eventually rust out soon at the bottom front corner. Back fender is amazing at how well it turned out!!!!! And it costed less than buying a whole different fender. The front radiator/hood mount piece is the roughest shape of metal now, everything else is ready to get some color on it! smile Once all the body work is done, my brother and I will head over to Carson City to put the majority of it together! Iím so excited. The guy at the shop had pictures of the rear fenders before-during-after, but his computer took a dive but at least he still has it on a drive that all the pictures are saved on. So we are getting closer and closer to getting done little by little. Farming is up a running full now, so Iím glad I found the shop in Carson City to do body work and paint at least, I can do the easy ďfunĒ stuff! Thanks for stopping by, Iíll be keeping you posted as often as I can.

http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/n611/19Chevy38Guy/IMG_2413.jpg

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Re: 1938 3/4 ton Chevy pickup in Nevada [Re: BigChevroletFan] #753269
Thu Jun 09 2011 01:03 PM
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Looking good Nevada. You'll be dong the "fun suff" soon it looks like... and then think of that maiden voyage. I can see the smile already smile


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Re: 1938 3/4 ton Chevy pickup in Nevada [Re: Achipmunk] #753451
Fri Jun 10 2011 02:42 AM
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good stuff. I guess you're already make plans of Hot August Nights in Reno

Re: 1938 3/4 ton Chevy pickup in Nevada [Re: The Ned] #753562
Fri Jun 10 2011 02:13 PM
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We'll see, I always enjoy going to them and seeing all the cars and pickups cruising around. I might not be there this year because we are having a very late start in farming, we usually have our first crop of alfalfa baled by now and we don't have anything even cut yet because of the wet weather, but I'd rather have wet weather than be stuck in a drought. smile I'm going back next Thursday so maybe I might have more of a time figure when it will be done. I'm just having the shop where it's at do the body work and paint it since I have no time for either.

Re: 1938 3/4 ton Chevy pickup in Nevada [Re: BigChevroletFan] #754044
Sun Jun 12 2011 08:32 PM
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Oh, Nevada! I'm dumbfounded at how you've tackled that project and gotten SO much done in such a short time! CONGRATULATIONS! wave

I have hope now. Maybe I really will tackle that '37 of mine sometime. SWEET!

Re: 1938 3/4 ton Chevy pickup in Nevada [Re: Husker] #755899
Sun Jun 19 2011 11:21 PM
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Looks like a fun project on your 37 Husker, Just keep putting lots of time and little bits of money here and there and it'll get done eventually. I made a goal before I started on my pickup that I would try to at least spend half an hour a day on the pickup and spend little bits here and there and try to research parts to find the better places. Now it's at a body shop where all they are doing is basically body work and painting it. Then I'll finish putting everything back together! Keeping it not so expensive and finishing the little details myself. I've learned a lot over the years and am so blessed that I'm even being able to do this. I've really enjoyed watching other's progress on this site too!

Re: 1938 3/4 ton Chevy pickup in Nevada [Re: BigChevroletFan] #779507
Sat Sep 10 2011 01:26 AM
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Well, the latest and greatest is the body work is all done from cab to hood to fenders to all that needed to be fixed up. Now all I need to do is make the two hour drive to take the paint to them so that can get it painted!!! Problem is farming is really intense right now, trying to get winter crops in on time and so forth. Getting so close to where it's at least painted and put together running! Haven't been on the computer much but I'll be sure to have pictures next time! Hope you all are having a great summer (what's left of it anyway) smile

Re: 1938 3/4 ton Chevy pickup in Nevada [Re: BigChevroletFan] #787898
Tue Oct 11 2011 04:28 PM
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I just got this truck in the Gallery. Will have to go back later and do an update. I think I only got as much data from page one!

If Nevada wants to edit it, just let me know. Also ... if he wants to do the update -- that would be perfect, too.

Thanks,
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Re: 1938 3/4 ton Chevy pickup in Nevada [Re: Peggy M] #790457
Thu Oct 20 2011 04:32 AM
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Thank you Peggy for posting the pickup.
It's been a year now since I started on the pickup! I can remember as if was just last week when I pulled the pickup out of the old barn and into the shop to get it fixed! Didn't meet my deadline! But that would be hard after seeing all the bondo come off! Just a guestimate, there might be a solid month's work left on it to get it all together and running basically. I say it "basically" because there still might be little detail things to finish. Can't wait till it's done, I'm just itching to take it for a drive! smile Keep you all up to date with the latest!

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Re: 1938 3/4 ton Chevy pickup in Nevada [Re: BigChevroletFan] #802749
Fri Dec 02 2011 03:21 AM
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Well, I have the tires and wheels picked out, figured out how to put on blinkers on the front and still trying to get over to the shop where the pickup is to get it put together and painted! I will hopefully go this next week! No pictures, sorry, hopefully the next ones will be of it finished! smile Keeping you all updated!

Re: 1938 3/4 ton Chevy pickup in Nevada [Re: BigChevroletFan] #802757
Fri Dec 02 2011 03:30 AM
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...thanks for the update. Can you tell us what kind of wheel you picked out?


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Re: 1938 3/4 ton Chevy pickup in Nevada [Re: Achipmunk] #802834
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/Summit-Raci..._Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&vxp=mtr

Here's a link to what I'd really like to do, just am going to make sure it works before I buy them. smile

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/BFG-57931/?rtype=10


Here's the link for the tire I'd like to do too...

Re: 1938 3/4 ton Chevy pickup in Nevada [Re: BigChevroletFan] #803035
Sat Dec 03 2011 03:39 AM
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I think those rims will look good on the 38 and the BFG look good on just about anything. I'm running the tires on my 37 but just not quite as wide! Its gonna be a sweeet ride.


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Re: 1938 3/4 ton Chevy pickup in Nevada [Re: Achipmunk] #804332
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I just have one question on these, would it stress anything out on the original back axle or the front steering?

Re: 1938 3/4 ton Chevy pickup in Nevada [Re: BigChevroletFan] #804817
Thu Dec 08 2011 05:40 PM
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I personally don't think so. Back in the early 70's I had some pretty big wide chrome rims/tires on my 1950 and ran them a long time.....and, if you know me, I'd even "clutched it" once in a while and turned those big suckers over a time or two....which I'm sure you would not dare do smile


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Re: 1938 3/4 ton Chevy pickup in Nevada [Re: Achipmunk] #805027
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Oh no... smile Well, hopefully I can go next week and finish it! smile Thank you....

Re: 1938 3/4 ton Chevy pickup in Nevada [Re: BigChevroletFan] #808103
Mon Dec 19 2011 12:42 AM
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Here is the pictures of the pickup where it's at right now. We're getting close, I went their Friday but the manager wasn't there to see if I could help so I just got some pictures of it. That's the latest...

http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/n611/19Chevy38Guy/IMG_2521.jpg

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Re: 1938 3/4 ton Chevy pickup in Nevada [Re: BigChevroletFan] #808127
Mon Dec 19 2011 02:00 AM
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Hey, that pickup is looking good. I can tell your gettting excited and maybe it won't be long until its back home.
Kind of brings back some memories to!


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Re: 1938 3/4 ton Chevy pickup in Nevada [Re: Achipmunk] #816186
Sat Jan 14 2012 03:38 AM
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Well, I was there yesterday, and the body work is a few hours from being done and then comes the primer and paint! smile It's soo close, hopefully get some new pictures in next time.

Re: 1938 3/4 ton Chevy pickup in Nevada [Re: BigChevroletFan] #842339
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Well, things kind of went crazy. The person that I was dealing with is retiring and leaving all together (supposedly), and the new person I'm dealing with at the shop doesn't know what's happened with what we've done with the pickup and is talking a price I can't afford to finish it. So I'm going to have to just have them finish the fender work, drag everything back home to just put it together, and then take it to the paint shop in Reno. They're saying like 7,000-9500 or more to finish it completly, paint and all. A lot of that cost is labor, and I'm working for myself so I'm just going to have them finish the things I can't do and then do the rest myself like putting the bed together and on, the engine-transmission back on and together and so forth. I just can't afford to have them do it. The first guy I was dealing with was making it more reasonable for me because we were making it presentable, not perfect. The new guy says he wants to get it done right which I just can't do it. The only things that I wouldn't mind having a little rough edges to a few certain pieces so it will stay original. The fenders, bed, cab, and hood is what I'm most concerned about and they finished the cab, almost done with the hood and fenders, and I can put the bed together. So I'm hoping there will be a good time for me to go over there when they're done and pick it all up so I can get it finished. That's the latest and greatest... smile

Re: 1938 3/4 ton Chevy pickup in Nevada [Re: BigChevroletFan] #842991
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I'm kinda where you are with my '38 1 ton. I have the same plans to rebuild and make it presentable, not perfect.
However I am trying to do all the work myself. I picked up this truck in June of 2011 and it's taken this long to get rid of the rust and start reassembly.
Good luck!
smile


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Re: 1938 3/4 ton Chevy pickup in Nevada [Re: Wayne67vert] #844158
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I wish I had the time to do it myself, buy if I tried, I wouldn't have gotten as far as we have at the shop. Almost done, just have to bring all the pieces back and reassemble it and take it to the paint booth. Thanks, and good luck on yours too, can't wait to see your get done! smile

Re: 1938 3/4 ton Chevy pickup in Nevada [Re: BigChevroletFan] #855905
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Hey, I just got word that they're all done with the pickup in the body shop. I'm planning on going over there as soon as I can and pick up everything and get it all together to get it painted soon! Keeping you posted on what's going on! smile

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Re: 1938 3/4 ton Chevy pickup in Nevada [Re: BigChevroletFan] #856943
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too bad you've run into the glitches. But that is how it often goes. It takes a lot of time and treasure to do it all right. But it will be worht it when it's done.

Re: 1938 3/4 ton Chevy pickup in Nevada [Re: The Ned] #869795
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Hello all! Sorry it's been a while since I have posted, lots of things going on in my life lately. We just brought the pickup home after all the body work was done and now am able to work on it whenever I can after hours!! I'll get some pictures of it for you all soon. The fenders turned out awesome and the cab did too. Now just to put it all back together!!! smile I will be getting some pictures of it really soon!

Re: 1938 1/2 ton Chevy pickup in Nevada [Re: Achipmunk] #1024412
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Boy oh boy, what a big turn of events lately! Howdy all! I haven't posted in way too long. I still have the good ole 38 I'm doing the full restoration to, I have a shop locally that soon as I have enough money saved I'm going to get it to them and they'll finish detailing the body work on the pickup, get it all dry fitted, painted, custom interior work on the inside and make it very old classy with some new classy touches here and there. But trying to keep it all original metal, gauges, engine, trans, bed, wood, seat, gas tank, etc. Big events going on lately is I just became a Dad! Our three month old little girl now already is just so amazing! I'm still geared towards getting the 38 done just priorities got switched around lately with family. I'm working on my Great-Grandpa's 56 3200 Long Bed Chevy Pickup for a daily driver to work and town. That has been fun, I'll post some pictures of it when I get the chance. Just wanted to say hello real quick, let you all know I'm still here!!! wave Take care everyone! I'll keep posting as often as I can...

Re: 1938 1/2 ton Chevy pickup in Nevada [Re: BigChevroletFan] #1024516
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Congrats on the daughter! You'll get back to the truck in due time, but first things first.


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I got a pair of those new Memory Foam shoe inserts. Hasn't helped much- When I walk to another room, I still can't remember why.






Re: 1938 1/2 ton Chevy pickup in Nevada [Re: Rich'sToys] #1129178
Mon Oct 12 2015 10:50 PM
Mon Oct 12 2015 10:50 PM
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BigChevroletFan  Offline OP
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Minnesota
Hello all Stovebolters! It has been a wild time since I last wrote way back! I am still ongoing in pursuing the 1938 Chevy. We pulled it out of the container we have been storing it in and everything was as we left it a year ago! Right now it is getting all the body work done at an amazing shop that does classics and hot rods! Awesome group of guys that are so very detailed which is much appreciated! Hope to have pictures and an update soon! Have an awesome day!

Re: 1938 1/2 ton Chevy pickup in Nevada [Re: BigChevroletFan] #1129199
Tue Oct 13 2015 01:33 AM
Tue Oct 13 2015 01:33 AM
Achipmunk  Offline
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Posts: 14,469
Boiling Springs, S. C. 29316
This is great. Seeing as how a lot of work has been done I think your gonna be riding soon.....and don't forget the pics.
What color did you decide on?


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

52 Chevy Panel

I'd rather walk and carry a Chevy hub cap than ride in a Ferd.
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Re: 1938 1/2 ton Chevy pickup in Nevada [Re: Achipmunk] #1129356
Wed Oct 14 2015 12:27 AM
Wed Oct 14 2015 12:27 AM
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BigChevroletFan  Offline OP
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Minnesota
Hey Achipmunk! We'll be getting the pictures out as soon as we get them! Man, we decided to go with a two tone color, pearl/metallic. I'll save the colors for the pictures we'll get! The first shop did a so-so job on the metal work. The guys I have it at now are going through this pickup metal making it near flawless! This is the only pickup we'll do this much of an restoration on. The 53, 56, 86, and 87 Chevy's will get their chance down the road!

Re: 1938 3/4 ton Chevy [Re: BigChevroletFan] #1152607
Mon Feb 29 2016 03:42 AM
Mon Feb 29 2016 03:42 AM
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BigChevroletFan  Offline OP
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Posts: 152
Minnesota
Howdy all! It sure is a crazy time for us right now in the middle of moving to Minnesota! Trying to get everything done and sorted through in this whole process! News on the pickup is the shop in Reno has completed all the works on the body. Block sanding, removing more bondo, block sanding, dry fitting, repairs, removing fiberglass replacing with metal, and primed the whole pickup! The pickup is ready to paint! We're just finishing up a few bills first before we give the green light on the painting! We are able to leave the pickup here till it's done 100%. Crazy days right now for the next couple months, hopefully be moved by May.

Re: 1938 3/4 ton Chevy [Re: BigChevroletFan] #1152625
Mon Feb 29 2016 05:34 AM
Mon Feb 29 2016 05:34 AM
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Rich'sToys  Offline
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Posts: 3,260
Janesville, Mn
Whereabouts in our fair state are you moving to? Looking forward to having you!


Rich

'47 Loadmaster

I got a pair of those new Memory Foam shoe inserts. Hasn't helped much- When I walk to another room, I still can't remember why.






Re: 1938 3/4 ton Chevy [Re: Rich'sToys] #1152953
Wed Mar 02 2016 03:24 AM
Wed Mar 02 2016 03:24 AM
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BigChevroletFan  Offline OP
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Minnesota
Howard Lake area, about 40 minutes due West of Minneapolis.

Re: 1938 3/4 ton Chevrolet [Re: BigChevroletFan] #1160851
Sun Apr 17 2016 05:43 AM
Sun Apr 17 2016 05:43 AM
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BigChevroletFan  Offline OP
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Posts: 152
Minnesota
I'm been doing a lot of looking and researching, and I have decided to put a 261 engine in the Chevrolet even though I had done some work on the 216. With all the information that I gathered, it seemed to be a much better/stronger engine that has a lot of upgrades that make that engine more desirable. I bought one not too long ago with just 31k miles on it, will have it gone through and get it installed with some necessary modifications! Coming along though, still very busy and tied up with the whole moving so things are slowed down a bit but my mind is still churning! grin

Re: 1938 3/4 ton Chevrolet [Re: BigChevroletFan] #1197820
Sun Jan 01 2017 06:33 PM
Sun Jan 01 2017 06:33 PM
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BigChevroletFan  Offline OP
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Posts: 152
Minnesota
Hello everyone!!!!!!! Update on the pickup, we have finally arrived to the point where we can paint the pickup! All the body work is done on it and ready to paint! So excited and this is the last big task on the pickup to be done!! Update on our move we settled in Buffalo, MN for now but wow has it been great here so far! Family is doing well and are trying to get into a routine in a new job/home/state! Happy New Years to everyone!! Go Pack Go!!!!

Re: 1938 3/4 ton Chevrolet [Re: BigChevroletFan] #1286920
Sat Nov 10 2018 09:54 PM
Sat Nov 10 2018 09:54 PM
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BigChevroletFan  Offline OP
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Posts: 152
Minnesota
Well, still waiting on this truck. The shop it is at currently is doing the best they can, had some unexpected delays however we should be having a blue Chevrolet any day now! Soon as I have some they'll be here!

Re: 1938 3/4 ton Chevrolet Pickup [Re: BigChevroletFan] #1286925
Sat Nov 10 2018 10:31 PM
Sat Nov 10 2018 10:31 PM
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J Lucas  Offline
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Posts: 1,428
South Omaha, Nebraska
I like blue, can't wait to see some pics. thumbs_up

John


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1941 Chevy 1/2-Ton
1942 Chevy 1.5-Ton SWB
1959 Chevy Apache 31 Fleetside
1959 Chevy Apache 32 Fleetside
1959 Chevy Viking 40

My Flicker Photos!

Re: 1938 3/4 ton Chevrolet Pickup [Re: BigChevroletFan] #1286945
Sun Nov 11 2018 12:57 AM
Sun Nov 11 2018 12:57 AM
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Wayne67vert  Offline
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Seminole County, FL
I like Blue

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Re: 1938 3/4 ton Chevrolet Pickup [Re: BigChevroletFan] #1287022
Sun Nov 11 2018 05:59 PM
Sun Nov 11 2018 05:59 PM
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J Lucas  Offline
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South Omaha, Nebraska
Awesome truck Wayne. thumbs_up

John


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1941 Chevy 1/2-Ton
1942 Chevy 1.5-Ton SWB
1959 Chevy Apache 31 Fleetside
1959 Chevy Apache 32 Fleetside
1959 Chevy Viking 40

My Flicker Photos!

Re: 1938 3/4 ton Chevrolet Pickup [Re: Wayne67vert] #1287844
Sat Nov 17 2018 03:54 PM
Sat Nov 17 2018 03:54 PM
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BigChevroletFan  Offline OP
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Minnesota
Awesome looking one ton you have there Wayne! Awesome looking trucks!

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