The '46 Chevy Pickup...

Aug 04, 2019,07:46 AM

The story goes that in the mid '70s my brother traded a car stereo system for a 1946 pickup truck... I wasn't sure if it even ran...  but it was the start of a family project.

At least three years in the making... it was striped down to the frame and rebuilt with a new engine block, all new wiring harness, rebuilt transmission, complete body restoration, and a new paint job.  Mom's contribution was new seat cushions... parts were scrounged and mail ordered all across the Midwest

My dad and I prepping the truck for painting

My brother looks over the finished piece of work

It was a great project...

Thanks for looking,

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That looks like a great family project...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : August 4th, 2019-07:48
Happy memories for you.

Thanks Cpt...

 By: cshimokita : August 4th, 2019-14:15
My main contribution was sanding, priming, and spray painting... that an a lot of cleaning parts... memorable... Casey

Thank you maverick...

 By: cshimokita : August 4th, 2019-14:17
the one-on-one time late at night working with my dad has always stayed with me... a special time. Casey

Wow, excellent!

 By: NoH : August 4th, 2019-08:29
What a project

Thanks NoH...

 By: cshimokita : August 4th, 2019-14:23
Not sure that I ever rode in the truck after the project was finished... for me the thing was always about the project not the results. Casey

As they say...

 By: NoH : August 6th, 2019-15:21
The pleasure is in the journey rather than the destination

Thank you Nico...

 By: cshimokita : August 4th, 2019-14:29
I think he drove it for a couple of years when he was in college... picked up a used Volvo station wagon before moving to New York where he worked as a trader in the twin towers... then gave that up to become a trial lawyer... he's semi-retired and still ... 

Great memories and photos Casey!! This is the kind of...

 By: Subexplorer : August 4th, 2019-15:08
... projects which bring family together and make for strong stories and remebrances forever! Thank you for sharing with us!! Abel

Thanks Abel...

 By: cshimokita : August 4th, 2019-17:49
We had a couple of cameras floating around at the time... I was using a Pentax Spotmatic F, my dad was then using a Mamiya Super Press 23 (medium format), one of the Agfa Flex models (35mm format) with a wide angle lens, and a 5x7 Linhof Technika. My sist... 

Great to know Casey! Looks like you belong to a photography lovers family!

 By: Subexplorer : August 6th, 2019-14:37
i also own a couple of Pentax I bought brand new in the late 1960’s . They were great cameras on those days. Used to do a lot of photography in those young years, incuding b&w lab. Thank you again for sharing with us these memories! Cheers! Abel


 By: Quan : August 8th, 2019-06:23
What a good family bonding project, btw is the truck still there, would love to see it

Thanks John, it was a wonderful project...

 By: cshimokita : August 8th, 2019-06:52
If I remember correctly my brother drove the truck for about 8 years and then sold it... a two seat pickup truck just wasn't practical for the next phase of his life ; ) Casey