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Old 11-27-2020, 05:13 PM   #1
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the original square body?

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.
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Old 11-27-2020, 05:15 PM   #2
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Re: the original square body?

Wow...that's a great find..!
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Old 11-27-2020, 05:31 PM   #3
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Old 11-27-2020, 06:06 PM   #4
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Too cool
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Old 11-27-2020, 06:17 PM   #5
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Maybe it's just me, but I would like to see more. Bet she cleans up good.
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Old 11-27-2020, 07:00 PM   #6
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Son of a Walton, YES!! Congrats on a beautiful garage find. More pics please.
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Old 11-27-2020, 08:32 PM   #7
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That is way cool, to find one in such good condition, to boot.
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Old 11-28-2020, 01:19 AM   #8
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Now that is CUTE! What are your plans for the truck?
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Old 11-28-2020, 07:23 AM   #9
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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
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Old 11-28-2020, 09:50 AM   #10
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Re: the original square body?

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...
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Old 11-28-2020, 11:21 AM   #11
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Man !!! That is a beaut. just like you said.
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Old 11-28-2020, 12:57 PM   #12
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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.
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Old 11-28-2020, 04:30 PM   #13
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Amazing shape!
A time capsule!
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Old 11-28-2020, 11:11 PM   #14
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That is a fantastic piece of history. Congratulations.

I think that's an updraft carburetor, though.
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Old 11-29-2020, 06:48 AM   #15
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What an awesome find.

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Old 11-29-2020, 11:08 AM   #16
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Re: the original square body?

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.
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Old 11-29-2020, 11:50 AM   #17
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It's already on the job!
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Old 11-29-2020, 12:40 PM   #18
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Cool Re:TOYS and License Plate

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.
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Old 11-29-2020, 03:45 PM   #19
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Wow. neat thread. What a cool truck.
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Old 11-29-2020, 07:18 PM   #20
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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!
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Old 11-30-2020, 12:53 PM   #21
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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.
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Old 12-08-2020, 01:04 AM   #22
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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.
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They didn't offer electric windows because the passenger winder is so easy for the driver to reach
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LMAO. My Mother in Law called the gal we got our truck from and said "I want my money back , It don't have GPS"
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Old 12-09-2020, 10:39 AM   #25
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Incredible find!
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