This is my wife's '36 Chevrolet 1.5 ton short wheel base truck. Here
We found it under a shed in Bellingham, Wa. I bought it for $650.00 and we trailered it home. Toni, my wife immediately decided it was her truck, and since I love her to death, I agreed. We took it down to bare frame and started the rebuild. I love old trucks and had heard of the Stovebolt site, and when I got into it I must have asked thousands of questions and each one of them has been answered with respect and humor. You all are fantastic individuals and I can't tell you how many times I've been bent over laughing at the replies and just plain good ole humor you folks put out.
I replaced the blown 207 with a custom built 1955 235 full pressure engine from my awesome Brother Dan (Baldybenny) and using a bell housing from a fellow Bolter, Bobb (3B) was able to keep the entire drive line original.
Toni can double clutch and shift square gears like a pro, and the little 1.5 tonner feels like a half ton pick-up. The Chevy can do 55 mph all day long and I know we've gone faster. It took 3.5 years for the rebuild and Toni wanted the original Patina, so no paint or body work was done. I insulated the entire cab under the interior sheet metal and that makes all the difference when you drive it.
It has a 12 volt system with 1970 alternator and wiring harness. It is extremely dependable and a blast to drive. I have a total of about $4K in it but it's invaluable to us. On a sad note we lost our little yellow lab in the picture to cancer last week, Kobie will be missed, She love riding in "Murtahg" as the wife calls the truck. It was a memorable character in a novel she read.
To all of you at the Stovebolt, this could not have been done so well without your support and thank you all who have helped build my " Wife's Beater "