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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Gearhead Graphics, Nov 26, 2018.

  1. Gearhead Graphics
    Joined: Oct 4, 2008
    Posts: 3,890

    Gearhead Graphics
    from Denver Co

    Got a call from a friend the other day who heard from another friend about some cars for sale.
    I guess a car guy passed on and now his hoard is being sold off.
    Called up the executor and heard what was there, the 36 delivery sounded good. Executor wanted to build a modern frame and drop this on it as a poo-tina rod. I won't be doing that .
    Not sure what route yet.
    Complete minus a motor, even had a new in box pines winterfront for it!
    We struck a deal and hauled it home .

    Attached Files:

  2. nice snag .... and looks fairly complete also
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  3. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 30,885

    Jalopy Joker

    good to have friends - Congrats
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  4. BigDogSS
    Joined: Jan 8, 2009
    Posts: 974

    from SoCal

    OK, we give up --> Year, Make, Model?

  5. Gearhead Graphics
    Joined: Oct 4, 2008
    Posts: 3,890

    Gearhead Graphics
    from Denver Co

    36 Chevy Sedan Delivery
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  6. treb11
    Joined: Jan 21, 2006
    Posts: 3,896


    Isn't 36 the last year for mostly wood bracing? Or was that '35? And how does the delivery compare to coupes, sedans, etc in that regard? Nice score.
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  7. TagMan
    Joined: Dec 12, 2002
    Posts: 6,276


    Excellent save! Congratulations on a nice find.
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  8. Gearhead Graphics
    Joined: Oct 4, 2008
    Posts: 3,890

    Gearhead Graphics
    from Denver Co

    I guess it was the last year, but there were some metal cars as well. The doors on this one are wood frame with metal skin. But there's a pair in the back that are metal frame and skin. The back half seems to be about as much wood as a ford of the era.
  9. Congratulations. What a beauty :cool:, looks real solid.
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  10. Papas32
    Joined: Feb 18, 2009
    Posts: 162

    from No.Ia.

    you don't see one like that everyday! should make a cool rod when done.
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  11. Glad you got it before it was stuck on a Dakota chassis 1/2 fubared and left for dead!

    I see a 261 or 302 inline 6 with multi carburation and a split exhaust
    Your choice of trans
    And a nice rear end for hwy cruising ( camaro fits nice under 49-54 Chevy cars not sure on the trucks)

    And drive it. That thing is just screaming shop truck/ parts hauler

    Looks solid as well!
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  12. Great save. That has to be a pretty rare piece and certainly rare that it has survived.
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  13. paul55
    Joined: Dec 1, 2010
    Posts: 3,490

    from michigan

    That's a rare bird!
  14. Pinstriper40
    Joined: Sep 24, 2007
    Posts: 3,594


    That's super cool Jeff! I hope you do it justice! What does the pines winterfront look like?
  15. Excellent catch!

    Some of the late 36's have all metal doors- does yours?
  16. ...that's so nice what were the other cars?
  17. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 18,751

    from California

    wowo!... that's a great old delivery.:)
  18. Rickybop
    Joined: May 23, 2008
    Posts: 9,298

    from Michigan

    Nice! I like it a lot.
  19. belair
    Joined: Jul 10, 2006
    Posts: 9,006


    KILLED. The 36 was the last year for the doors to be hung in wood, so I'm sure Mac is right (as usual). There is no wood in the doors themselves, I think. Lots of guys replace the wood with steel, then hang the doors. That's one reason there aren't many old chevs around. When the rot set in and the doors sagged, they got thrown away. My dad has a 36 pickup, had it since 1954.
  20. captainjunk#2
    Joined: Mar 13, 2008
    Posts: 4,419


    wow it looks in good shape glad you saved it
  21. Gearhead Graphics
    Joined: Oct 4, 2008
    Posts: 3,890

    Gearhead Graphics
    from Denver Co

    Never been out of the box until last night, kinda funky opening to let air in, functions perfectly when I played with it (too dark for a pic)

    These are wood doors on the car, but has a pair of steel doors in it. Drivers door functions perfectly, others are jammed shut with poop and other joyous materials. Once cleaned out will see how they do.

    a 60 chev delivery basketcase and some oddball 80s Ferrari.
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  22. If I'm correct, those fenders with the spare wells are pretty hard to find as well- nice to see the mounting hardware.

    Dad was collecting parts for his '36 for years- ash tray, clock, dash parts, etc... wish I still had them- would be happy to offer them to you!
  23. very cool! does it have a straight axle? or the independent?
  24. 302GMC
    Joined: Dec 15, 2005
    Posts: 7,720

    from Idaho

    The Standard cars were axle only …
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  25. 5 lug wheel pattern = Standard/straight axle
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  26. mgtstumpy
    Joined: Jul 20, 2006
    Posts: 9,178


    Great find, a rare car indeed. Looks to be fairly straight and complete. A steel out will work wonders. When was the last time you saw a 36 Chevy SD? 9,404 were produced by Fisher (USA), I've no idea about Canada or Australia?
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