My name is Gerry Sinclair
I live in Chilliwack B.C. Canada
This is a 1953 1 ton Canadian made Model 1434 truck. For you in the USA it`s a 3800. I had a 42 Chevrolet tow truck but it was so tall, I could not get it through the carport door, So I sold it and bought this truck. I bought it in the summer or 09 and I have been buying parts and doing small restoration on the box and dumping parts and frame. I drove it around the block before I bought it so I know I would not have to do to much to get it running. So after getting it towed home on a flat deck I drove it into the garage. I have been working on it lots this passed month, because I realized I had sitting insurance on it a whole year and I did not do much on it. I did not want it to be sitting for years or longer, because that happened with a 29 Nash coupe I had. What I like is I can buy all new or reconditioned parts up here in Canada from my own city. I have bought, rear fenders, grill, instruments, dash parts, radio, front and rear bumpers, tail gate, front splash apron, some rims and tires lots of books and manuals. I hope to keep working on this truck and get it running on the road soon. I plan on keeping this truck the 6 volt system, but have thought about it and If I plan on towing anything I might have to make it 12 volt and up grade to front disc brakes. Here is some info on my truck.
1953 Model 1434 Chevrolet 1 ton, 9 ft bed
Engine: Load master engine
1956 full pressure 235 ci
casting # 3837004 engine # 0196073F56U
Head : # 3836848 8 to 1 compression
Carb: RP Rochester
Trans: 12.C 308 casing # 591593
manufacted: March 30 1948
PTO: P2HX Muncie
Rad: # 3121096
Rearend: 5.14 casting 3699535 is now for sale. $500
I have just changed the rear end to a 1973 Chev 14 bolt with 3.75 ratio.
Tires: 235/85/16 8 bolt, hight 31.73
Hydaulic lift Pump:
Williams Machine & Tool Co Model 800
The bed has 5 thick 1 11/16 X average 9 4/5 wide and 107 3/8 long planks.
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