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#531925 Sat Apr 25 2009 03:53 AM
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Here is my 1935 1.5ton dual wheel Chevrolet. I bought it from my grandfather about 2 years ago and just picked it up this spring (had to get a big enough trailer). I don't know a lot about the history of this truck. My grandfather bought it about 20 years ago at an auction. He brought it home and parked it in the shed. The only time it got moved was if we need to get to something else. The last time I remember seeing it run was about 10 years ago. I always liked the style of these old trucks and with my grandfather getting older I didn't want to see it just go to the highest bidder. I'm hoping to get it restored for my grandfather to see, because it was always his dream to restore it.

I believe the truck still has the original 207 and still turns over freely with the crank. I don't know if the mileage is correct, but shows 43,000. Itís just missing a couple of parts, for the most part itís a complete truck. The truck came out of the Janesville, WI plant with the 157" wheel base. It also came with two extra rims (one for the front and one for the back). My plan is to keep it as original as I can.

Paul Schick
Chippewa Falls, WI


How it sat for 20 yrs
http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii90/schick99s/35%20Chevy/P3200057.jpg

Getting it pulled out.
http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii90/schick99s/35%20Chevy/P3200064.jpg

All loaded up for the ride home.
http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii90/schick99s/35%20Chevy/P3200067.jpg

Passenger side of motor.
http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii90/schick99s/35%20Chevy/P4160076.jpg

Driver side of motor.
http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii90/schick99s/35%20Chevy/P4160078.jpg

Last edited by J Lucas; Fri May 29 2009 05:34 AM.
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I like it!

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Beautiful Old Truck Paul, I'm sure your going to enjoy every minute you have working on her. Good Luck. Tom

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From the pictures it looks in pretty darn good shape which will make a restoration much more enjoyable! Wanna sell it? lol


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Nice truck!! Good luck with it, and keep us posted.


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Thanks for the comments. I will try to keep you all updated as I work on it. Its looking like this will be a long road, but rewarding.

Thanks, Paul

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Looks like you have a great truck to start with! It looks all original, I think it is cool that you what to restore as close to original as you can.
You know I love that year of truck too. Keep us posted on your progress.
Thanks, Mike


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To me, low milage is not uncommon on the old farm trucks. Many were only used to go to market, maybe only a few times a month, or a few times a harvest season. Also, during the war years, gasoline was rationed. Farmers would probably overload an old sedan, or pickup, before getting out the BIG truck.


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