Project: Dads 1947 Chevrolet 3100 part 1

1947 Chevrolet 3100 Thriftmaster 6EPJ3165, original 216 engine, built in Oakland Ca, 65th 3100 made!

Okay, I know what you’re thinking, but hey, if you like other old cars besides Alfa Romeo’s, raise your hand.  I thought so.  I’m not alone here.  Here’s the story: around the time I was born (late 1972 for those who don’t know me outside of my ramblings here) my dad brought home this truck.  It was owned since new by a local Blacksmith shop.  I doubt my dad paid much for it.  Over the years I rode around in it with him, notably driving several times from San Bernadino California to Bremerton Washington (some 1200 miles -just under 2000 km for my rest-of-the-world readers) for Christmas visits with my grand parents.  It always started right up and got us wherever we were going.  I can still remember the sounds and smells of riding in this truck -last time I was in it when it ran was probably in about 1990.

This truck has been waiting a good 20 years to get back on the road.  That sign on the door is pretty sweet.  Funny how memories of something like this truck can be so strong when other stuff so easily fades.  As a kid I would climb all over this thing and the metal was so thick I doubt I made even the slightest dent.

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