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Old 01-09-2018, 11:25 AM   #1
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BARN-FIND 1948 Chevrolet short bed

FYI- I already know there have been many changes to this pickup. Many mods and changes. IT IS and titled as a 1948. Drivetrain is 1948 and the engine numbers match.

It was a barnfind I just purchased this past week in Kansas and now at its new home in Choctaw, OK. It has been sitting for in a small shed behind an old house for the past 6-7 years, wish I had taken a picture in the shed. Had to air up a couple of tires and pulled it out with my pickup. Loaded and trailered it home.

It is in remarkable shape for sitting. Body is very straight, virtually rust free, interior is very decent, and the engine turns freely, but have not tried to start it, yet.

Plans are to make it drive, stop, and steer good enough for a driver for now. It has been changed to 12volt.
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Old 01-09-2018, 12:11 PM   #2
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wow...that's a great find!!
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Old 01-09-2018, 12:51 PM   #3
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Very Nice!! Is it impolite to ask what it sold for?
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Old 01-09-2018, 01:27 PM   #4
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Im in to see more .
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Old 01-09-2018, 01:49 PM   #5
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Damn what a find, I would have a hard time not leaving it as it is and never doing a thing outside of upkeep. What a cool truck.

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Old 01-09-2018, 02:21 PM   #6
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I think I saw this one on the local craigslist in all its golden glory, wasnt it advertised as a 52? nice that you have a 48 title, that cleans things up immensely.
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great lookin barn find truck ----yeah !!!! get her runnin and enjoy the streets of Oklahoma
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Old 01-09-2018, 02:32 PM   #8
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I think I saw this one on the local craigslist in all its golden glory, wasnt it advertised as a 52? nice that you have a 48 title, that cleans things up immensely.
Looks like a 52 cab and doors though so that's a bit odd.

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Very Nice!! Is it impolite to ask what it sold for?
I don't kiss and tell. More than what I wanted to pay, but a lot less than it is worth...
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I think I saw this one on the local craigslist in all its golden glory, wasnt it advertised as a 52? nice that you have a 48 title, that cleans things up immensely.
was listed in Salina as a 48.
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....Plans are to make it drive, stop, and steer good enough for a driver for now. It has been changed to 12volt.
^^^You’ve almost got the mantra right^^^

“Make It Stop, Make It Go, Make It Cool”

A VERY nice starting point - IF you intend to make some big changes to it. I tend to agree that I’d want to do a max clean up on it as is and then decide.
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I don't kiss and tell. More than what I wanted to pay, but a lot less than it is worth...
Understood, was curious as was looking at something similar.
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Re: BARN-FIND 1948 Chevrolet short bed

probably a different gold truck than the one I saw haha. I am sure the one I saw was listed as a 52 because I didnt go look at it


looks like a great start!
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Damn what a find, I would have a hard time not leaving it as it is and never doing a thing outside of upkeep. What a cool truck.

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Doors are pre 52. 52 was the first year of push button in the handle assembly. 51 had turn down handles.
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Re: BARN-FIND 1948 Chevrolet short bed

You are very correct, I didn't catch that.

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Old 01-11-2018, 12:33 AM   #16
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I am actually partially wrong. 50 was the last year of turn down style handles. 51 was the first year of solid handles but the tumbler was still separate in the door panel. 52 they moved the tumbler into the handle housing.
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Old 01-11-2018, 03:05 PM   #17
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Those are 51 doors, pull down handles and vent windows, only year they did that.
The cab has the gas tank inside, which started in 49.

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Old 01-11-2018, 05:14 PM   #18
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Re: BARN-FIND 1948 Chevrolet short bed

I'm not completely up on the differences on the years. Who can tell me the year change from the slanted-top bedside to the flat-top bedside. Attached is my last one which was a 1950. Also had a 454 wedged in it. Squirrely quick...
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1954 ?
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