1946 chevy panel truck




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  • Many cars and trucks were checked but few gave him that special feeling he wanted. When he saw an unrestored Chevy Panel Truck for.

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    1946 chevy panel truck

    1946 chevy panel truck

    No cutting, but we did modify the floor board to make an almost flat floor. Kevin the seller asks you to contact him for more information on this unit. The year is Has a 4 speed transmission.

    1946 chevy panel truck

    1946 chevy panel truck

    1946 chevy panel truck

    1946 chevy panel truck

    1946 chevy panel truck

    Panel Time! Chevrolet Panel Truck

    Jim Winters of Rochester, Minnesota looked two years before he found the vehicle he wanted to restore in his retirement years. He did not want to spend the time and money required for a major rebuilding unless it suited him just right. Many cars and trucks were checked but few gave him that special feeling he wanted. When he saw an unrestored Chevy Panel Truck for the first time in , there was no hesitation.

    This was the one! His retirement project would be this very rare vehicle. It was so untouched. A panel truck was a natural for this type business, long enough for iron pipe and secure for hauling a furnace out of the weather. These panel trucks were used in the early years by grocers, bakeries, flower shops, small constructions companies etc. They were a perfect all-purpose vehicle for companies serving the many new suburban neighborhoods developing at the edge of cities and towns.

    1946 chevy panel truck

    The main buyers were commercial, not the home, farm or apartment owner. Piece by piece it was disassembled with most parts marked. A digital camera was also great help. Good records of the 60 year old parts were a necessity. The pound panel truck body was lifted by canvas straps attached to the garage rafters and the chassis rolled outside. Then more disassembly occurred until the long frame was all by itself. It was then checked for cracks and bends before sandblasting and finally powder coating at a local specialty shop.

    It was then extra hidden rust was discovered in the large double panel under the rear door and in these doors. No reproduction panel truck parts were available. Talented metal benders and formers had to be hired to actually create the numerous unusual and important parts. By, now there was no turning back.

    1946 chevy panel truck

    A stack of unrestored Chevy parts would be of little value to a buyer. There was no choice but to move ahead creating the new handmade metal panels. With metal craftsmen from Kuhn Auto Specialties in Rochester, MN making the panels, there is almost no filler in this vehicle.

    The truck cubic inch original engine was ok for the local in town work 65 years ago but Jim Winters knew this large panel truck body required more horsepower on current roads, especially in high winds. Thus, the extra power from a inline six cylinder engine was a perfect drop-in replacement.

    Instead of the original non- synchronized 4 speed transmission, he added a modern 4 speed synchronized from a Camaro. It has a floor shift like original. This became a 9 year restoration project due to the passing of his daughter with an incurable disease that even the most professional hospitals could not cure!

    1946 chevy panel truck

    The rebuilding came to a complete stop many times. A Perfect fit for a Few accessories were available for trucks in but Jim has located most of them.

    The fog lights added later are pure GM. See recent technical article on the reflector at the end of this article. The big find was locating an accessory passenger seat. Very few panel trucks were given this extra. Look at the unusual Chevy truck grill guard. This is pure GM. It is given an opening down the center so the engine could be hand cranked in an emergency.

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