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Posted By: vette1968 Drive to work 80 miles round trip - Wed Sep 16 2020 01:30 AM
Drove to work today and back. Took the back roads through the country. It was a great morning and it was really cool to drive along in a truck I have been working on for 2 years. It was a little chilly here in Indiana and so I cranked the rebuilt heater up and it worked great. I ran around 40 to 45 most of the way.

The truck is a 1949 3800 with a 216 and I have tried to keep everything as stock as possible. I did swap.the rear end from a 1972 Chevy so I could go a little faster.

I left the paint on the cab original with all the scratches from its life in Nebraska but painted the hood and front fenders to match... fauxtina I guess they call it. Maybe somedayI will pqint the whole thing but I feel the truck has earned every scratch and dent.


Description: 49 3800
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Posted By: J Lucas Re: Drive to work 80 miles round trip - Wed Sep 16 2020 03:01 AM
Nice truck. thumbs_up

John
Posted By: vette1968 Re: Drive to work 80 miles round trip - Thu Sep 17 2020 12:49 AM
Thanks John. The truck came from Webster County , Neb.
Posted By: John Milliman Re: Drive to work 80 miles round trip - Thu Sep 17 2020 02:35 PM
Cool! A '49 3804!!! Getting to be a lot of us around here ... maybe we can take over ...
Posted By: 69Cuda Re: Drive to work 80 miles round trip - Fri Sep 18 2020 05:01 PM
nice job matching the new paint to the old!
Posted By: vette1968 Re: Drive to work 80 miles round trip - Sat Sep 19 2020 01:15 PM
Thanks, 69 Cuda. The truck was last plated and apparently ran in 1972 . Although i tried to leave it as original as possible the birds had done quite a number on the hood and front fenders. So after getting rid of all the bird droppjngs i had to paint.
My first truck in high school was a 1950 3100 i for which I traded a cow.....300 bucks in 1982 was a lot of yard mowing money back then !

I sold that truck back in the 90s and immediately regretted it. So I have been real happy to get this one. I think I have as much or more fun with this old truck than any other vehicle.....
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