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This is Howard Knapp from upstate NY #1079102 Tue Jan 13 2015 11:54 PM
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mikec4193 Offline OP
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HI Everybody

I found this Dec 1952 Kansas City born truck on one of the rat rod sites. The price started out almost twice what I payed for it (no one wanted a 1 ton I guess). The fellow had hauled it from Farmington New Mexico to his place in Indiana so all I had to do was pay his asking price and his fees to ship it out to my place in upstate NY. It last spent time working on a ranch in Farmington. I bought it site unseen which is crazy but it is everything I thought it was going to be. Compared to the upstate NY rot that I am used to...this thing has issues but nothing like what I am used to from the local stuff here...


In the Spring 2014


It is an old smelly farm truck...came complete with numerous bullet holes...(no glass left) I will leave some of them but will also patch a lot of them up...I am told it has a 235 motor, I did find a rebuild tag on it....
I am in the process of getting the 1985 K5 Blazer rear end brakes installed (then some shock mounts too)....then I will start getting the front axle swapped over to a 1/2 ton assembly. I wanna do disc brakes on it, and keep it 6 lug on both ends...
I learn so much from all you guys...every time I log on I learn more...

Hope you guys like Howard Knapp

MikeC

P.S. I hope this will post correctly..:)


1948 Chevy 1-Ton (sold Nov 2017)
1953 Chevy 1-Ton (sold 10/1/2016)
Howard Knapp
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Photobucket
Re: This is Howard Knapp from upstate NY [Re: mikec4193] #1079131 Wed Jan 14 2015 02:17 AM
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Chev4t6 Offline
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Good luck from a fellow Upstate NY bolter.....Plenty of experience and knowledge available here for the asking....welcome

Dan

Re: This is Howard Knapp from upstate NY [Re: mikec4193] #1079139 Wed Jan 14 2015 03:01 AM
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Moonlight Offline
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Welcome Howard, but try posting the picture links again, they didn't work for me. They took me to the photobucket site, but the page read "Try again-web page requested does not exist" or something very similar.


'59 Apache
'99 Yamaha WR400
'06 Honda ST1300
'12 Ford Flex
'13 Aprilia Tuono
Salisbury, MD
Re: This is Howard Knapp from upstate NY [Re: mikec4193] #1079151 Wed Jan 14 2015 04:24 AM
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Achipmunk Offline
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Mike, for some reason I can't see the pictures. Maybe its just me? Anyway, glad you found Howard. He' be a big help to you.


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: This is Howard Knapp from upstate NY [Re: mikec4193] #1079161 Wed Jan 14 2015 05:13 AM
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tclederman Offline
Boltergeist

http://s226.photobucket.com/user/mi...vy%20truck/100_6877_zpsfad7b889.jpg.html

MikeC, who is Howard Knapp?

Do you want to ID the 235 engine, or are you swapping out the engine?

Welcome to Stovebolt.com

I live about 30 miles south of you.


Tim
1954Advance-Design.com
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban - part of the family for 48 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic - part of the family for 14 years
Z-series (54/55) GMC 350 (2-ton) COE - now part of Dave's family
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engine are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler.
Re: This is Howard Knapp from upstate NY [Re: tclederman] #1079180 Wed Jan 14 2015 12:53 PM
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mikec4193 Offline OP
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Hi Tim

Howard Knapp (lived in Round Lake NY) owned a similar truck when I was kid...he was a retired farmer...the thing (his truck) used to smoke and rattle down the road..I loved it..

I think Tim you gave the year of the motor when we talked last December. It was a 1958 I think (you told me). Am I swapping it out???...If I do it will be to get it to the local NAPA machine shop to get rebuilt....then it goes back in under the same smelly old truck hood it has been sitting under since it ran down the road...

I have to mention that this is the first project that I don't feel any stress when I work on it....I actually enjoy working on it....I did fiddle with 4 Willys Jeeps before this Chevy truck...never seemed to enjoy all that kind of work..

Thanks for the interest...

MikeC



1948 Chevy 1-Ton (sold Nov 2017)
1953 Chevy 1-Ton (sold 10/1/2016)
Howard Knapp
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Photobucket
Re: This is Howard Knapp from upstate NY [Re: mikec4193] #1080168 Mon Jan 19 2015 02:38 PM
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mikec4193 Offline OP
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I have been slowly pluggin away on Howard Knapp...I got the rear shocks mounted this weekend. New 1985 rear Blazer shocks from Rock Auto

Also got some brandy new Copper all weather 15" tires mounted on 1966 Chevy truck wheels...tires were about $100.00 each and the wheels were $100.00 for the set...

New Cooper tires

Next on the docket is getting the Rock Auto Supplied 1985 Chevy Blazer rear brakes mounted onto this rear axle....Less than $250.00 for (2) new drums and all the fixens that make the back brakes work...

Still having fun... smile

MikeC



1948 Chevy 1-Ton (sold Nov 2017)
1953 Chevy 1-Ton (sold 10/1/2016)
Howard Knapp
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Photobucket
Re: This is Howard Knapp from upstate NY [Re: mikec4193] #1080556 Wed Jan 21 2015 04:44 AM
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Achipmunk Offline
Extreme Gabster
Step by Step. Looking good. Thanks for the 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: This is Howard Knapp from upstate NY [Re: Achipmunk] #1081266 Sun Jan 25 2015 01:52 AM
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mikec4193 Offline OP
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So I got one cab corner installed...does not look all that bad to me at least... Passenger side cab corner installed...

Here is a photo of what I took out...had to do a little inner patching too but overall nothing compared to the upstate New York tin worms I am used to...

Original cab corner

I am really liking this New Mexico vintage sheet metal...it makes working on this old boy not all that painful...

Still pluggin along...

MikeC


1948 Chevy 1-Ton (sold Nov 2017)
1953 Chevy 1-Ton (sold 10/1/2016)
Howard Knapp
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Photobucket
Re: This is Howard Knapp from upstate NY [Re: mikec4193] #1081317 Sun Jan 25 2015 04:00 AM
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Tom R Offline
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Lookin' good, Mike. Let us know when Howard is ready for some road time and I'll join you for a tour of the area. I'm right down the road in Waterford.

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