Tom, what you have there is rare! To even HAVE the under-bed spare tire
carrier is a very rare thing indeed. I ask first dibs on it if you go to the
My 50 3100 has 29000 original miles on it. I know this by the lack of play
in the steering wheel, the complete lack of wear on the internal engine
parts, and the condition of certain other mechanicals. Even so, doesnt
matter if someone leaves it out in the rain for 50 years. I had a basket
case where rust was concerned but have made it back to a really nice looking
and manageable project.
The 49 has its owners manual in it and was left in a farmers maintenance
shed for most of its life. Even has the original 49 tag in the glove box.
Still, lots of decay as I am afraid all of these 47-55 vintage vehicles
have. Not anywhere near as bad on the 49 as on the 50.
Lemme know what you want for that spare tire carrier!!
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, April 20, 2000 9:21 AM
Subject: [oletrucks] Spare Tire
> As you know I have a '49 Chevy 3600. (pic attch) It has never been
> modified from stock except for turnsignals. It must of been the basic
> el cheepo model because it has a plug in the dash where there was
> supposed to be a cigarette lighter, radio and even the inside rearview
> mirror. It has only the left hand out side mirror. There was no
> factory heater installed as there isn't even any outlets on the
> waterpump or any sign of holes where it is supposed to be. The spare is
> under the bed. The last license and title was 1980 in Arizona and it
> supposedly was an offroad ranch truck(the speedometer reads 37000 but
> looks like it has been broken for some time (the needle is broken off
> and the cable broken).
> In the glove box was the original owners manual and a receipt for a
> grease job ($1.75) a muffler ($8.00) and tailpipe (2.20) with $3.50
> Tom Poterack
> '49 Chevy 3600
> oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959
oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959