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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Jeremy8778, Nov 11, 2010.

  1. Jeremy8778
    Joined: Nov 11, 2010
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    from Alabama

    My dad bought it as a 1950 3/4 ton Chevy but I cannot find the exact body style. My research only turned up 2 pictures both listed as milk trucks but slightly different (see extra side window by mirror). I believe it to be a Chevy 3600. What do you guys think? Was it worth $50? :)

    Sitting in my dad's back yard.
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    Listed online as a 1950 3/4 ton Chevy milk truck.
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    Listed online as a 1954 Milk Truck.
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  2. chrisntx
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    from Texas .

    Its obviously NOT a traditional hotrod
    try chevytalk.com
     
  3. Jeremy8778
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    Forgot to subscribe.
     
  4. Brandy
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    That said, then LOTS of really popular people like John at Acme would have to take his box van and split as well. We can't play favorites.

    I'd say bread truck............but it obviously had a name on it, can you read it?
     
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  5. chrisntx
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    John Wilson??
    Acme Brick??
     
  6. squirrel
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    The chevy part of the truck is called a "flat face cowl" truck, the rear body was build by some other company.
     
  7. Jeremy8778
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    Most bread trucks I found were more COE. Someone took a grinder to the lettering and I cannot make it out. I never considered it to be custom built but that would explain the lack of info. Anyone else?
     
  8. Francisco Plumbero
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    I call that the Plumbing service Hot Rod Truck of the future, I promise to put no billet on it , I love it, 50 bucks, I spent that on lunch for the office just 10 minutes ago, 6 guys and a gal with a yogurt, that's like free.
     
  9. pasadenahotrod
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    The cowl and chassis was sold by GM to the body maker and then the body was made up and installed for later sale to dairies, bakeries, etc. The same cowl (standard cowl with flat flange all around to be buckled to flat front panel bodies) and chassis packages in longer wheelbases/ weight scales were sold to be made into school buses, moving vans, bookmobiles and other service vehicles requiring a custom body.

    That one is attractive.
     
  10. Cool! Don't leave. I want to see it done! It's scrap weight would be more than 50 bucks good for you!
     
  11. If you blurr your eyes a bit...

    The box looks like it says, "Flats Changed
    Here"...

    Maybe a tire service truck. Whatever it is, it's cool. Especially for $50 bux!
     
  12. Novadude55
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    chop it, slam it, stick a hemi in it, paint it silver,
    then call it QuickSilverBreadCo,,
     
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    Yep.....Chevy milk truck, bread truck, or some such. Probably used by a
    second business after being retired from it's original use. Looks like a
    3/4 ton, judging by the split rim wheels. If a truck used on a home
    delivery milk route, it would have the tall seat and maybe a second
    set of controls to operate the accelerator and brake by hand.

    Should be a fun and unusual project, especially for the price.
     
  14. It looks like it says "Fleischman's Yeast" to me.

    Possibly a Boyertown body although there is a difference in the blend over the cab roof.
     
  15. captainjunk#2
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    heck yah worth $50 all day long 7 days a week , be a cool candidate for one of those diesel conversions and be the ultimate swapmeet and parts scrounging rides around
     
  16. Look for a body builder I.D. tag. It may be on the body door facing or somewhere low on the side in front of the rear wheels. Most body builders marked their work somewhere.
     
  17. Jeremy8778
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    Very possible. They have been around long enough and I found this picture from a few years later.

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    I think you are right on this. Here is a similar example.

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  18. 42hotrod
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    I think its a good looking truck! I would LOVE to find something like this and put a modern drivetrain in it to drive to swapmeets and races pulling my 55 allover the western united states!
     
  19. TERPU
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    Damn Troy that's pretty good. I can see it now.


    Tim
     
  20. el Scotto
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    It is definitely Fleischman's Yeast! The circular decal towards the rear of the '58 truck body matches the mark on the door of the '51!
     
  21. 3Kidsnotime
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    Does that say Allis Chalmers on it?
     
  22. Jeremy8778
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    WOW! I came her only looking for a body style you guys have nailed the original company also. Thanks for your help. I am much more excited about this project now. The motor is there but transmission is gone. We do have a 1992 Chevy Extended Cab that is missing the front clip. Need to take some measurements to see if it would fit. Thanks for all the information!
     
  23. Jeremy8778
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    I will have my dad look for the body tag and see if we can find out more.
     
  24. Gigantor
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    Hot rod the shit out of it and have "Yeast Infection" painted on the side. :D
     

  25. Dammit, don't you have some snow to shovel, or a car to salvage out of the woods, or something?? :D
     
  26. chopdtop
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    That's funny!!
    Rod the chassis,drivetrain and interior, keep the paint colors and business logos stockish but put "Yeast Infection" in the logos.

    If it were mine I'd do it!!!
     
  27. Jeremy8778
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    Haha! Now I really wish the logo was still visible. If we keep it, I can promise this will find it's way on the truck in some fashion!
     
  28. Gigantor
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    Sorry, man. It gets dark early right now and the beer was flowing. ;)
     
  29. Brandy
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    I for one thinks it's kinda funky.
     

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