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1940 Chevrolet Truck
· Full 2 year restoration completed in late 2013
· Body was originally assembled in Oshawa, Ontario
· Engine was assembled in Walkerville, Ontario
· Considered a 1.5 ton Cab & Chassis Dual Wheel model
· Iconic pre-war art-deco styling in the body and grille
· Unique 1939 and 1940 only style
· Truck registered in Alberta, currently part of a Private Collection
· Truck has never been “showed” or “used”.
· Appraised in 2013 for $36,000
· Truck would be great for:
-Advertising/Business/Promotions (add logos or signs)
-Leisure hauling/transport of antique cars, tractor, bikes or other toys
-Heritage farming truck
-Owner has extensive Model T and Model A collection, was to be used for hauling these classics to car shows and local events.
· All parts for restoration supplied through Jim Carter Chevrolet Trucks, Missouri, USA.
· Truck was 100% solid at beginning of restoration – NO RUST. Truck has never been stored outdoors prior to restoration – always garaged. The owner purchased truck from family friends and was aware of truck’s history.
· Truck has “0” miles since restoration
· Completely rebuilt Engine (216.5 - 6 cylinder), Carburetor and 4 speed manual transmission. Engine is original for this truck.
· All drive train components replaced/restored (brakes, lines, hoses, pins, seals, joints etc)
· Original “crank” for the engine, mounted to the deck for storage.
· Retained the original 6 volt operating system
· Optional turning signals and Chevrolet dash-mounted heater. No radio.
· Gas tank removed, cleaned and sealed.
· Cab removed from chassis with frame and components bead-blasted
· 12 foot custom fabricated stationary deck using 3 inch channel iron on the perimeter and 2 inch channel iron cross-bar supports. Paint on deck finished in PPG Base/Clear. Total of 3 applications on clear coat on deck frame. Wood on deck floor is 2 inch fir with 8 coats of weather resistant high gloss resin. The side boards are 1 inch Pine finished with 4 coats of weather resistant satin resin. Pin striping applied throughout deck as an accent feature.
(Approx. $4000 in custom deck fabrication and finishing)
· All original steel cab and body – no rust ever. Professionally painted with PPG Base/Clear. Panels painted - then assembled. Wet sand 3000/power polish on final coat. Total of 5 applications of clear coat
(Approx $8,500 in Body, Paint & Polish)
· New safety glass installed on all 5 segments to replace existing panes. 1940 has the very cool roll-out front windshield which is totally operational.
· All new rubbers, window seals, fenderwelt installed
· Six new 20 inch Tires with original tread pattern (with tubes). Installed on painted rims with chrome wheel hub plates and wheel nuts.
(Approx $3,500 in Rubber/Tubes)
· All bright-work and chrome refinished with some additional chrome done as accent features on items like the front windshield trim, turning signal bullets, wheel hub plates, headliner bows. Brass plated windshield lock-downs. Grille alone was a $1000 refinish. Sourced new hood ornament at $425.
(Approx $6,500 in Chrome/Brightwork/Plating)
· Pin-striping applied throughout grill and chrome side bars as part of the original accenting.
· Farm License plate that has always been with the truck since new. Local artist stenciled and refinished the lettering and background color using PPG Base, then sealed with 3 applications of clear.
· Interior seat, kick panels, glove box liner, headliner and floor mats are original reproductions installed by professional upholstery business.
· All new door-handle knobs, dash knobs with complete re-facing of entire instrument panel.
· Dash surface painted with PPG Base and 5 applications of Clear with nice pin stripe for accent.
· The truck has been restored to a high level of detail with no cost restricted on materials, refinishing or labor, but it needs a home where it can be showed and even used more than it is.