|The actual ad photo for her. What's not to love?|
He continued to say that while she looks good and indeed ran well for us when we first went to go see her, all of that seems to change when a vehicle actually rolls up into your own garage.
He calls it the Old Car Domino Effect.
I actually thought we would get to drive her all the way back home (2.5 hours) after the purchase. My husband laughed at that. Oh he laughed hard.
So after making arrangements, we brought her home this way:
|Abbey rolling up at her new home|
1949 Chevy 3600 (3/4 ton) pickup truck - 216, Straight Six, 4 Speed Deluxe
Mileage (as of 4/26/2013): 47,203 -- These are original miles people!
In 1949 the 2 piece windshield was stationary
-the hood emblem was made of chrome plated steel instead of die cast
-the speedometer needle was changed to red
-the spark plugs were changed to 14mm
-this was final year for lever action shocks
That should satisfy all gear heads. Our intent is to make her a drivable everyday tootle-around-town car for me and not do an overhaul. I like her the way she is.