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clemdaddy 11-27-2020 05:13 PM

the original square body?
 
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I just got a new to me square body. 1931 Chevrolet Independence 1/2 ton pickup. This truck has been garaged on jack stands since 1966 when it was last tagged. The wood structure is in amazing shape as is the sheet metal. original in every way... ain't she a beaut.

mongocanfly 11-27-2020 05:15 PM

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Wow...that's a great find..!

LostMy65 11-27-2020 05:31 PM

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https://www.allaboutthewaltons.com/e...ls/3-10-02.jpg

nsb29 11-27-2020 06:06 PM

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Too cool

notsolo 11-27-2020 06:17 PM

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Maybe it's just me, but I would like to see more. Bet she cleans up good.

MusicMan70 11-27-2020 07:00 PM

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Son of a Walton, YES!! Congrats on a beautiful garage find. More pics please.:chevy:

Steeveedee 11-27-2020 08:32 PM

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That is way cool, to find one in such good condition, to boot.

Kermitt47 11-28-2020 01:19 AM

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Now that is CUTE! What are your plans for the truck?

special-K 11-28-2020 07:23 AM

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That's a WOW from front to back, side to side, top to bottom, inside out, all day long, from here to Jupiter and back

clemdaddy 11-28-2020 09:50 AM

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Thanks Guys

Really lucky find and to think it was in a small garage just 4 blocks from my shop. I don't want to even wash the dirt off. Definitely get it running, has a 216 with a Carter downdraft carb, 6 volt and a old gas tank that need cleaning. When loading on the trailer she still had good mechanical brakes.

I want to drive her if my 6'4" frame will even fit in that cabin. Here's some pics from her home of 40 something years...

3757chevy 11-28-2020 11:21 AM

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Man !!! That is a beaut. just like you said.

oem4me 11-28-2020 12:57 PM

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Totally awesome! I'm sure it's got an interesting story. The fact that it was lurking just around the corner for all these years is icing on the story cake.

LostMy65 11-28-2020 04:30 PM

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Amazing shape!
A time capsule!

truckster 11-28-2020 11:11 PM

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That is a fantastic piece of history. Congratulations.

I think that's an updraft carburetor, though.

Hammered 77 11-29-2020 06:48 AM

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What an awesome find.

Rick

clemdaddy 11-29-2020 11:08 AM

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Yesterday was our 10th Annual Toy Drive and we used the old truck as a toy box for all the donations we received. It was a great day.

During the toy drive the original owner of the 31 Chevy truck pulled in and handed me a 1966 Arkansas license plate that looked brand new and had never been mounted. The last plate registered for the truck. Totally amazed again.

special-K 11-29-2020 11:50 AM

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It's already on the job!

3757chevy 11-29-2020 12:40 PM

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Cool. That is a lot of Happy Kids. The previous owner of my '35 gave me a 1935 Colorado plate with our truck . I don't know if it's the first plate issued to the truck or not.

Greasey Harley 11-29-2020 03:45 PM

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Wow. neat thread. What a cool truck.

CG 11-29-2020 07:18 PM

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Whats the back story on how you found the truck? Looks like you are going to give it a good home. Pretty small cab for someone with your height. Post a pic of you squeezed in it haha!

SCOTI 11-30-2020 12:53 PM

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That thing is amazing. My buddies are Ford/Model A guys & I've always said I'd love to do a 30's era Chevy truck since I seem to like multiple generations of them.

Of course, I'd 'ruin' it to some degree but would not do anything that couldn't be easily reversed.

3757chevy 12-08-2020 01:04 AM

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Originally Posted by clemdaddy (Post 8841914)
I want to drive her if my 6'4" frame will even fit in that cabin.

You will be surprised how much head room you'll have. A friend told me that the high cab was the Ranch cab and the '36 and later low cab was the City cab .
Cowboys could drive to town with there hat on. :ito:

special-K 12-08-2020 07:00 AM

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They didn't offer electric windows because the passenger winder is so easy for the driver to reach :lol:

3757chevy 12-08-2020 01:02 PM

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LMAO. :haha: My Mother in Law called the gal we got our truck from and said "I want my money back , It don't have GPS" :)

KJSR 12-09-2020 10:39 AM

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Incredible find!

3757chevy 05-03-2021 11:55 AM

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Any updates?

VWNate1 05-10-2021 11:07 AM

Garage Find
 
This is a lovely truck .

:chevy:


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