1948 Chevrolet 3800 Series Stake Bed Truck

 

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FEATURES INCLUDE:

Thriftmaster Inline-6 Cylinder

4-Speed Floor Shift

Updated Wiring Harness & Fuses

12-Volt Charging System

Wood Stake Bed

1-Ton Chassis

Chromed Mirrors

Turn Signals

Black Vinyl Bench Seating & Seatbelts

8-Lug Dually Rear Axle

Vinyl Bench Seat & Seat Belts

LT255/85R16s x 6 Recent HD Radials

Chromed Grille & Bumper

AM/FM Bowtie Cassette Stereo

Heater


 

This quality done 1948 Chevrolet truck was completed approximately 5 years ago. It features updated wiring & fuses, restored paint, chrome, and mechanicals. The HD tires have recently been replaced as well. This one is a joy to drive and show. Be sure to check out our video of the truck in action. Finished in Forrest Green, this '48 Chevrolet has been lovingly restored to original specifications with a few updates. The wiring system and fuse box have been updated throughout. The paint, chrome, and driveline are in great shape. This is a truck that can be driven and enjoyed. It was restored about 5 years ago and shows well today. Tens of Thousands were invested in the restoration effort.

This heavy-duty 1-ton truck is a pleasure to drive. The suspension is ready for what you throw at it.  Be sure to play our video of this great old truck in action. The flat bed rests atop the heavy-duty dually axle. The attractive 5-Window Cab is in great shape. The glass and seals have been replaced. The fresh air cowl vent is still in place. The Forrest Green paint shows well throughout with only a few flaws. The paint and body are in exceptional condition.

Chevrolet's Advanced Series Pickup Trucks debuted in late 1947 and were produced until 1955. They were touted as a bigger, stronger, and sleeker design. The front end displays the prominent grille & hood. The bumpers and grille show very well. Turn signals are mounted on the fenders. Under the hood is the thriftmaster 6 cylinder. This powerplant runs out good and is paired with a 4-speed manual shift transmission. The charging system has been converted to 12-volt. Further inspection will reveal original sheetmetal throughout the firewall, inner fenders and core support.

The interior keeps true to tradition, its spartan at best, but it does have a working heater & factory gauges. The 4-speed standard transmission shifts through the gears as it should. The steering wheel of choice is the great old stock one. The vinyl bench seat is in great shape.  The dash is clean and detailed, refinished in green with the factory gauges intact and brightwork showing well throughout. The chassis underbody is very solid and in great shape. This includes the flooring, cab corners, suspension and framework throughout.

All of the tires were replaced with these heavy-duty radials during the restoration work. Note the paint cracking seen above, this is the worst paint flaw on the truck. It cracked right along the seam, the body is smooth and solid underneath. The door weatherstrip was replaced and the door metal is in excellent condition left and right.