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#635798 Wed Apr 07 2010 11:29 PM
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My story starts 50 years ago. At the time I was 15 years old. My father, who was the Chevrolet Dealer in Millinocket, Maine instructed me to take that old 1946 Chevrolet pickup truck and go up to his house and clean out the garage. If I remember correctly, the price of the truck was $295.00, which was a substantial amount of money at the time.

Over the years, I remember seeing the truck around town, however, I didn't get to drive it again until 1974, at which time I bought it from a friend who had it sitting in his yard, more or less setting in a mud hole. I asked him if he wanted to sell it, and his reply was, "everything is for sale, provided the price is right." With this for an answer, I prepared myself for a rude awakening. His price was $100.00, and I towed it home.

This is the picture of me and the truck after I repaired the rust and painted it for the first time. The year was 1974, and I was 30 years old. The fenders were original and the running boards are also original. When I stared sanding all the old paint off,lettering came out on the doors. This truck was sold to Monhegan Market in 1946, by my father. I didn't know this when I bought the truck, however, it made the truck more of a keepsake.

It is now 35years since I bought the truck, I have been the Chevrolet Dealer in Millinocket since 1980. I still own the truck, all my children learned to drive a standard shift on this truck, and I still drive it down to my camp and around town for kicks. This picture was taken recently, yes that's me and the same old truck. I'm now 65 years old, and the truck turned 63 years old this October. The truck faired better, don't you think.


Last edited by J Lucas; Tue Jun 01 2010 05:39 AM.
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Cool story, but the photo link does not work.

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I have had my truck for 37 years and I am 60 so I have to relate to your story. My truck did not come from my father's dealership, it was Studebaker, but I remember he had an ad in the newspaper "2 Chevy trucks, 1946, your choice for $100".

Can't wait to see your pics.

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Welcome to the bolt John. Glad to have you around the garage. How can we help with any problems? Just let us know.

Oh, I couldnt' get the link to work either. I'll just take your word that the truck and the guy are a tough ole pair smile

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John -

Just saw your update. Great story & great truck.

Love to see the stories with history like that...


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Great truck and great story,It is fun fixing a old truck when wou know the history. Sometimes you can almost feel that someone is looking over your shoulder.

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Just picked up a 46 chevy 1 ton dually . It's in fantastic shape with no rust or holes . Wondering if I can just make it a 2wd and get me a truck bed . Not sure what the difference is on the 1 ton vs the 1/2&3/4 ton .

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ScMaDnEsS, piggybacking onto someone else’s post is not the way to get answers to your questions. Post your question in the Driveline Forum or the 1 Ton forum. You need to take the time to look around the site and get yourself familiar with where the proper forum is for each question. This forum is for project blogs not general questions. Also make sure you don’t ask the same question in multiple forums. I know it’s a little confusing but you will get it.

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My bad

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