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Title: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: Wingman on November 03, 2014, 02:55:26 PM
Found this gem in Nebraska.  I think I'm in love.  Or just stupid.

1948 Chevrolet Loadmaster, 16000 lbs, 235 ci, 3 spd trans, 2 spd rear

Steel is unbelievably 100% (who'da thunk in NE?).  Everything else, not-so-much.  Been sitting for ~30 years.  Needs some things.  Well, everything.

Plan is to return in the spring and retrieve.

(http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q17/wingman0/Loadmaster1.jpg)
(http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q17/wingman0/Loadmaster2.jpg)
(http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q17/wingman0/Loadmaster3.jpg)
Title: Re: 1947 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: rejeep on November 03, 2014, 03:12:21 PM
NE not exactly a rust state
Title: Re: 1947 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: jacel86 on November 03, 2014, 03:25:58 PM
Sweet crawler hauler for short trips?
Title: Re: 1947 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: mr.mindless on November 03, 2014, 04:28:10 PM
LOVE IT.

Want one like that, or an F3, or best, a Diamond T.

Fell in love with this earlier today
(http://images.craigslist.org/00k0k_aaEXhpMp5Uh_600x450.jpg)
Title: Re: 1947 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: Wingman on November 03, 2014, 04:36:34 PM
Sweet crawler hauler for short trips?

That's part of the plan.  Hauler and tow pig.

Haven't decided on the method of execution yet.  Not sure how much "character" I want to leave in place and revive.  Sheet metal remains as-is.  The rest is up for discussion.
Title: Re: 1947 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: mr.mindless on November 03, 2014, 04:47:24 PM
Find a rolled over late-model. Body swap. Lots of dynomat. Resto-mod all the way.
Title: Re: 1947 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: carchameleon on November 03, 2014, 08:41:05 PM
awesome
Title: Re: 1947 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: mr.mindless on November 03, 2014, 10:04:57 PM
Idk about that...


Tapatalking in traffic
Title: Re: 1947 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: cracker on November 04, 2014, 04:03:52 PM
you could save the work and get this...
http://www.kijiji.ca/v-classic-cars/city-of-halifax/jeep-willys-pickup-truck-overland-1-ton/1026938579?siteLocale=en_CA
Title: Re: 1947 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: mr.mindless on November 04, 2014, 04:30:51 PM
6.2GM? Fucking barf. What a waste of a restoration!
Title: Re: 1947 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: Wingman on November 04, 2014, 04:38:24 PM
A 6.2 LS is in the running if I'm keeping the chassis.  8)
Title: Re: 1947 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: M4wdFab on November 04, 2014, 04:42:57 PM
we have a 2018 out back that sounds sweeet.  monster Allison bolted to it, deadheaded for load :)
Title: Re: 1947 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: Wingman on November 04, 2014, 04:46:47 PM
Perfect!  When can I pick it up?  ;D
Title: Re: 1947 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: M4wdFab on November 04, 2014, 04:48:43 PM
im sure it will be at Metalico in a month or so with a hole punched in the side of the block
Title: Re: 1947 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: Wingman on November 04, 2014, 04:51:21 PM
Boo.  What a waste.  :'(
Title: Re: 1947 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: JEEPWERX on November 05, 2014, 06:34:32 AM
I vote Duramax
Title: Re: 1947 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: JEEPWERX on November 05, 2014, 06:36:09 AM
Looks just like Chad new toy!

(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/11/05/5a168cd1ed043a0a72899f82bba970d1.jpg)

(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/11/05/ec152906b117fba3ba35b3038aab992c.jpg)
Title: Re: 1947 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: mr.mindless on November 05, 2014, 09:19:25 AM
Talked to Chad about that unit - it's actually a runner as it sits! In addition to being completely complete.

Too cool.
Title: Re: 1947 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: JEEPWERX on November 05, 2014, 09:23:59 PM
Word
Title: Re: 1947 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: Wingman on November 06, 2014, 10:09:05 AM
For posterity...

Specifications data .pdf link (https://www.gmheritagecenter.com/docs/gm-heritage-archive/vehicle-information-kits/Chevrolet-Trucks/1948-Chevrolet-Truck.pdf)

VIN decode link (http://www.sanjosechevys.org/Tech/tech_decode_47_55chevtrucks.htm)
Title: Re: 1947 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: orange anchor on November 06, 2014, 10:30:58 AM
Mark all the cool kids own old iron, it's a maturity thing.  Very cool truck.
Title: Re: 1947 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: rejeep on November 06, 2014, 11:47:57 AM
if owning old iron is cool consider me miles davis
Title: Re: 1947 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: Wingman on November 06, 2014, 12:09:02 PM
Arie's got us all beat for sure!
Title: Re: 1947 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: patharding88 on November 06, 2014, 06:55:42 PM
Here is one my dad cleaned up for a mate. A few years on his mate got it done up again and passed it back to me.

I was on the hunt for a new Diff when I saw this thread on Google, so I thought I'd share.

Also, we had problems getting a new VIN for the truck as it may be known as a "1947 Maple Leaf chevy" something you might like to know.

(http://www.anony.ws/i/2014/11/07/225171_10150242226063268_5893513_n.jpg)
(http://www.anony.ws/i/2014/11/07/225567_10150242226773268_750420_n.jpg)
(http://www.anony.ws/i/2014/11/07/228025_10150242226868268_33771_n.jpg)
(http://www.anony.ws/i/2014/11/07/226613_10150242227038268_8051623_n.jpg)
Title: Re: 1947 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: Wingman on November 07, 2014, 09:35:48 AM
Candidate? http://rochester.craigslist.org/pts/4705368927.html
Title: Re: 1947 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: etk300ex on November 07, 2014, 09:45:45 AM
i dont see why a not
Title: Re: 1947 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: mr.mindless on November 07, 2014, 09:49:23 AM
I like that, seems like a steal. I'd expect motor alone to go for that much and it's still complete. Would be awesome if the electronics are all there and you could hear it run....
Title: Re: 1947 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: jaysenodell on November 07, 2014, 09:55:14 AM
Why isn't it in your middle bay yet?
Title: Re: 1947 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: M on November 07, 2014, 12:16:00 PM
(http://www.anony.ws/i/2014/11/07/226613_10150242227038268_8051623_n.jpg)

Welcome and thats a beautiful truck!
Title: Re: 1947 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: TrailTamer on November 07, 2014, 10:45:35 PM
Find a 2wd 89-98 12v cummins manual chassis dually to do the body swap on?
Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: Wingman on June 22, 2015, 09:15:19 PM
Loaded on the trailer in NE
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/06/22/f4f1dbb18ce4558e6153d077950eb35b.jpg)
Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: KingtheZJ on June 23, 2015, 06:27:53 AM
#heavyhauling
Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: rejeep on June 23, 2015, 09:16:44 AM
Mark..
I have a Sprinter drivetrain... now that would be awesome!!!!

actually have 2 at the moment
Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: mr.mindless on June 23, 2015, 09:41:54 AM
that'd be sweet! I don't know if they have the balls to tow, though - and that truck deserves to be able to tow.

If you want to make delivery complicated, I could meet him in Indianapolis and bring it back here. I'll be there Sunday 7/5, probably evening. Could go a bit further west, I'll be taking Monday off for my return trip
Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: Wingman on June 23, 2015, 09:50:07 AM
Thanks for the offer but he should be OK.  That's my new trailer too (purchased just for this delivery).  The whole shootin' match should be arriving early next week.
Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: M4wdFab on June 23, 2015, 09:53:48 AM
silly 5 lugs!
Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: Wingman on June 23, 2015, 09:54:40 AM
Not holding on to the trailer long.  Don't worry.
Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: Wingman on June 28, 2015, 01:09:19 PM
It has arrived!
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/06/28/c91a29d4e5dc5d0b4b70151787c2116c.jpg)
Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: JEEPWERX on June 28, 2015, 10:31:15 PM
Awesome

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Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: mr.mindless on June 28, 2015, 11:37:08 PM
So cool.


Tapatalking in traffic
Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: Wingman on July 01, 2015, 03:50:30 PM
Stripped and de-rodent-ed the interior...
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/07/01/4008eb080ea3065b344a52d835152fdb.jpg)
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/07/01/b38e8748d9abd0826b4c988c0bb4d40f.jpg)
Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: cracker on July 01, 2015, 04:01:17 PM
wow that is solid.. so awesome!
Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: M4wdFab on July 01, 2015, 04:03:14 PM
8r 19.5s?
Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: Wingman on July 01, 2015, 04:05:54 PM
8.25-20  :o
Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: M4wdFab on July 01, 2015, 04:16:30 PM
cool
Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: M on July 01, 2015, 09:24:26 PM
I love the patina on the body!  Hope you dont plan on painting it.

What were your plans with it? 
Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: Wingman on July 01, 2015, 09:56:05 PM
No patina change. The drivetrain is still undecided.
Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: dubt on July 02, 2015, 06:48:13 AM
I see an Allison duramax in its future
Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: rejeep on July 02, 2015, 09:05:56 AM
want a E250 van drivetrain
Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: Wingman on July 02, 2015, 09:29:44 AM
Sacrilege!  Ford in a Chevy?!

Guess it isn't any different than Cummins in a Chevy.
Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: jacel861 on July 02, 2015, 09:34:26 AM
....says the man who will be driving a jeep with a Chevy motor,  ford based axles and who knows what else. :-p
Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: M4wdFab on July 02, 2015, 09:34:54 AM
cummins and big by trans


wiring for anything other than a 12v sounds like work.
Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: Wingman on July 02, 2015, 09:41:52 AM
 :-[

 ;D
Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: mr.mindless on July 02, 2015, 09:52:52 AM
big hood. 8.3 Cummins.

I think I've been reading that 5 ton trucks are the sweet source for 8.3s these days.
Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: rejeep on July 02, 2015, 10:13:43 AM
M35 drivetrain..multifuel   run on urine
Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: Ryan on July 02, 2015, 11:26:50 AM
What is the purpose of this vehicle?

Seems a TBI 350 would be 4x the power it had when new, 700r4 would keep the RPM down as well. . Cheap and plentiful, plenty of enough for short trips, Driving 5 hours in that looks to be a painful experience.

Cummins motors are expensive and transmissions are big and heavy, seems like a cool but poor choice for this if its just a short trip thing.
Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: Wingman on July 02, 2015, 12:30:35 PM
That's what it all boils down to: purpose.  Nailed it.

If short trip thing, rebuild what is there and run it.  Cool.
If more, then different chassis so I can get modern drivetrain and 4x4.

It is not going to be comfortable on long-distance trips.  Noisy, leaky, brutal.  Too much coin/work to make it cozy.
Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: JEEPWERX on July 03, 2015, 10:37:34 PM
Jeff Hall used a suburban chassis and drive train for his truck build. I wonder how similar the wheel base is?

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Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: Wingman on July 06, 2015, 07:25:41 PM
Rotating assembly is free! Carb, water pump, and generator are free!
Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: M4wdFab on July 07, 2015, 10:31:44 AM
splash oil lubrication is the way to go! 

is there oil holes anywhere on the top for start up?
Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: Wingman on July 18, 2015, 03:47:46 PM
Got plugs, wires, points, condenser, cap, rotor, and battery from Arie.

Hooked up battery.  Heater fan spun.  Fuel gauge clicked.  No fire or smoke.  Good.

Mashed the starter foot switch.  Starter spun but motor didn't crank...

Removed starter.  Motor looks decent, shaft good, starter drive likely bad...
Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: Ryan on July 18, 2015, 08:01:17 PM
Positive or negative ground?
Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: Wingman on July 18, 2015, 08:11:41 PM
Chevys had negative ground, GMCs had positive ground.
Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: Ryan on July 18, 2015, 09:47:34 PM
Could it be that the starter is spinning the wrong direction? Did you try bench testing with positive ground?
Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: Wingman on July 19, 2015, 08:42:51 AM
Bench-tested correct rotation.  When in the truck, there was sound like cranking and some kind of "hitch" that it would push through.  The bendix is likely dirty/rusty enough not to engage fully.
Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: tony on July 19, 2015, 10:12:17 PM
😢

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Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: M4wdFab on July 20, 2015, 09:43:34 AM
bench tested clockwise rotation and bendix spins out on the bench?
Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: Wingman on July 26, 2015, 10:09:40 AM
http://williamsport.craigslist.org/pts/5140990959.html

(http://images.craigslist.org/00h0h_3YBjVniSPs2_600x450.jpg)
Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: M4wdFab on July 26, 2015, 11:37:58 AM
looks good!
Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: mr.mindless on July 26, 2015, 02:38:32 PM
Kinda looks like a winner. And perfect.

Wonder mileage and history


Tapatalking in traffic
Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: Wingman on August 10, 2015, 04:52:28 PM
While installing new starter, observed that flywheel ring gear was not seated/spaced uniformly on the flywheel.  Dag-gum (ranch vernacular) thing is spinning on the flywheel...
Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: mr.mindless on August 10, 2015, 04:58:20 PM
oh noes!

field fix would be to rotate assy to fully seat and give it 6-8 decent tack welds....  probably asking for a crack though
Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: Wingman on August 10, 2015, 05:10:21 PM
What do I have to lose?  Likely already cracked somewhere.
Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: M4wdFab on August 10, 2015, 05:33:00 PM
guarantee its cracked and is a C instead of a ring now. 


if this is verified, got pull it and change.... or else you will just hose the starter again even if you did get a few welds on it in the right place.



the press on those things is crazy i did my CJ what a job

Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: gif on August 10, 2015, 09:49:25 PM
i did freezer / oven    dropped right on...


guarantee its cracked and is a C instead of a ring now. 


if this is verified, got pull it and change.... or else you will just hose the starter again even if you did get a few welds on it in the right place.



the press on those things is crazy i did my CJ what a job
Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: Wingman on August 11, 2015, 04:18:21 PM
sMike was right.  Located the split, clamped as best I could and welded the split.  Then put a 1" bead on either side of the split, 1" bead at the other four "corners".  Ground tooth valley clear.  Realized that part of the bendix would want to occupy the same space as the weld beads.  Grabbed the grinder and trimmed the top of the beads.  Installed old bendix in new starter, installed starter, applied power and crank rotated!  Reinstalled spark plugs and tried cranking again; still OK.  Bendix still bangs on the split space but I'll get over it until it breaks.

Installed two missing plug wires and attempted to fire; no joy.  Checked spark; none.  Checked coil terminal; no juice.  Vetted ignition switch and it works opposite of every other switch I've had.  Rechecked coil terminal; good.  Replaced all plug wires and rechecked spark; good.  Got my nearly empty can of ether and went to work.  The rest of the can yielded a cloud of blue smoke and a couple of pops of exhaust!

Promising!
Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: jacel861 on August 11, 2015, 05:26:29 PM
Bringing old iron back to life...awesome :-)
Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: jaysenodell on August 11, 2015, 07:42:43 PM
sMike was right. 
You act like that is a surprise to you.
Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: M4wdFab on August 11, 2015, 09:51:31 PM
yesssss make it fire.  so fun!
Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: rejeep on August 11, 2015, 10:34:32 PM
Awesome.  Need a video when you get it running...

Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: Wingman on August 12, 2015, 12:15:54 PM
After numerous trips to the DMV and mail exchanges with NE owner, this thing is officially a NY truck.

Let the rusting begin...
Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: mr.mindless on August 12, 2015, 01:59:28 PM
wooo!
Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: rejeep on August 12, 2015, 02:08:26 PM
even when everything I'm trying to do is 100% kosher I always get anxiety at the DMV..
Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: M4wdFab on August 12, 2015, 02:25:19 PM
it takes 30 min of research to be smarter than anyone in that building- just need to go in prepared
Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: mr.mindless on August 12, 2015, 05:08:52 PM
After getting Gus successfully titled, I don't think I'll have much angst in future DMV visits :)
Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: Wingman on August 12, 2015, 05:20:20 PM
https://vimeo.com/136147180 (https://vimeo.com/136147180)
Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: mr.mindless on August 12, 2015, 05:21:47 PM
Ooooh!
Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: Wingman on August 12, 2015, 05:26:21 PM
https://vimeo.com/136147861 (https://vimeo.com/136147861)
Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: dubt on August 12, 2015, 05:48:36 PM
Sweet old iron
Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: Harrison on August 12, 2015, 09:01:12 PM
Sooo cool.
Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: rejeep on August 12, 2015, 09:45:47 PM
Ohh that's cool!

That engine will purr
Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: Wingman on August 12, 2015, 10:14:39 PM
Sounds like a tractor.
Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: carchameleon on August 13, 2015, 08:04:09 AM
awesome!
very cool truck
Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: rejeep on August 13, 2015, 08:25:45 AM
it is a tractor...

it will prob smooth out once its tuned in well.. im assuming it has little to no exhaust on it either..
Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: Wingman on August 26, 2015, 12:34:47 PM
"Funny" thing happened...

While in the house Monday morning around 11a, everyone hears a loud BOOM.  Sounded like a mattress being dropped flat, only x10.  Looked all around and found nothing out of place in the house, garage, or shop.  Quick look at the parking lot and didn't observe anything unusual.  Chalked it up to the nearby quarry.

Later in the day, I needed to pull the trailer out so I could deploy the awning and let it dry out.  I found this...

(http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q17/wingman0/IMG_0034.jpg)

It's obviously time to call Jared!
Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: tony on August 31, 2015, 07:33:11 PM
Lol

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Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: Wingman on September 02, 2015, 09:04:58 AM
Thanks to Jared, this has new front sneakers!

And thanks to Arie, this thing moves under it's own power!

Drove it around the front yard a few times in low gear.  It's loud and smelly and hot and uncomfortable.  I love it!
Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: M4wdFab on September 02, 2015, 09:17:21 AM
awesome!


figure out a plan yet? or purpose?  haha
Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: etk300ex on September 02, 2015, 12:14:46 PM
haha
Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: Wingman on September 03, 2015, 03:40:35 PM
Went to start this morning and found flywheel ring gear separated again.  Ground off my crappy welds and did a better job this time, I think.  Flywheel is not steel but cast something.  Hoping it holds.

Frothy, milky oil (with water) changed, replaced 1/5 quarts of 20w50 with ATF to clean up those passages and sludge.  Looks good after a few more and longer yard laps.

Clutch improving with use.
Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: jacel861 on September 03, 2015, 03:45:53 PM
Video! We wanna see this thing roar.
Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: mr.mindless on September 03, 2015, 03:47:22 PM
watery oil may have already wiped out bearings. how's the smoke? Does it have a pressure gauge?

Hell, is that even pressurised oil or is it splash lubed? haha
Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: Wingman on September 03, 2015, 03:50:26 PM
Pressure still as before although gauge is vague and broken-ish.  No unusual noises heard over the loud exhaust.  Hoping for the best.  Still could end up with Cummins or other...
Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: JEEPWERX on September 05, 2015, 11:22:17 PM
Wow you've made some progress since I've last seen this post.
So cool Mark. I'd say keep it as original as possible for as long as possible.
Way cooler.

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Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: Wingman on October 14, 2015, 01:42:15 PM
Pulled it into a garage bay (under its own power!) and disassembled the rear hubs and brakes.  Every single fastener came off with ease.  There was still fluid in the lines!  One return spring fell out broken and will need to be sourced.  3 of 4 shoes looked decent but for the sake of safety, all will get relined.

Arie sourced front and rear wheel cylinders, a master cylinder, and flex hoses.  He never ceases to amaze me!

Found six nearly new recapped tires with traction tread on CL.  Took them over to Jared for removal and disposal of 50 year old rotten-ness and install with new tubes.  Once again, Tallmadge did a great job!

Dropped the rear brake shoes at Rochester Brake and Clutch yesterday.  Hoping to have them back by end of the month.
Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: JEEPWERX on October 14, 2015, 07:10:05 PM
Awesomeness!

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Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: Wingman on November 07, 2015, 06:55:26 PM
Picked up the brake shoes Thursday.  They look brand new!  Awesome work by Rochester Brake and Clutch.

Reassembled the passenger side
(http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q17/wingman0/IMG_0163.jpg)

Still need to source a return spring.
Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: JEEPWERX on November 10, 2015, 09:10:18 AM
Try PAC for the springs?  You never know. They had alot on display at SEMA. Also UTAH spring works maybe.

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Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: Wingman on November 10, 2015, 09:46:04 AM
Located a part number (ME148), found a supplier on the web, and ordered two...

Hen's teeth!  Sheesh.
Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: Wingman on November 14, 2015, 05:11:18 PM
Springs arrived and driver rear reassembled.  Back on all fours (or six in this case)!

Cracked open the rear pumpkin finally: 1.5" of sludge on the bottom.  Scraped and shoveled and wiped out all I could reach.  Dowsed with 1.5 cans of brake cleaner.  No metal evidence.  May try to clean more...
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Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: JEEPWERX on November 14, 2015, 07:31:24 PM
Such a strange sight! 2 sets of gears.

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Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: orange anchor on November 16, 2015, 07:20:30 AM
Wingman, I picked this up Sunday couldn't just walk by.  55 international
Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: mr.mindless on November 16, 2015, 09:00:21 AM
Did you get front sheet metal, too? If you want a new ford v8 or merc diesel - complete donors are currently available!

I found a mechanical mitsu fuso diesel w trans that needs rebuild too. 400 on craigslist. I’m avoiding grabbing it myself but it you want it let me know and I could pick it up, not too far from my pinto motor. Relatively speaking.


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Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: JEEPWERX on November 16, 2015, 11:31:32 AM
You are fully committed

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Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: rejeep on November 16, 2015, 11:33:36 AM
have an Isuzu NPR as well...

Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: Wingman on November 16, 2015, 05:21:38 PM
Hey!  Get your own thread, Jeff!  ;D
Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: KingtheZJ on November 17, 2015, 07:36:40 PM
http://rochester.craigslist.org/cto/5320490056.html

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Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: Wingman on November 20, 2015, 07:47:01 PM
All brake lines opened and blown out.  New front wheel cylinders installed.  New master cylinder bench-bled and installed.  New flex hoses installed.  All shoes adjusted.  System bled and good firm pedal achieved (at least in the garage).  New v-belt sourced and installed.  Rear diff refilled with 2 gallons of fresh 80W90.

Ready for yard test drive then getting parked for 4 months of hibernation.  :'(
Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: Wingman on November 21, 2015, 11:19:40 AM
Parked on the back porch for the winter.  :'(

But I can see it every day!  (wife doesn't appreciate the view)  ;D
Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: jacel861 on November 21, 2015, 04:23:38 PM
Vroom vroom status?!?!
Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: Wingman on November 21, 2015, 06:51:50 PM
'runs and drives' but there is a not-terribly-small laundry list for the spring.
Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: JEEPWERX on November 22, 2015, 11:00:28 AM
Sweet. Mark.
She will get used to it!

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Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: Wingman on May 07, 2016, 04:29:35 PM
Battery cables hooked up, a shot of ether, and this machine drove off the back porch.  Brakes feel pretty good and the parking brake works.

Put the correct belt on it and drove it around the yard about 10 times.  Hit second gear down the driveway.  So tempted to take it out on the road...  :o
Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: JEEPWERX on May 11, 2016, 01:35:02 PM
Sweeeeeet!

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Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: Wingman on May 13, 2016, 07:11:38 PM
Runs like a champ at half choke.  Carb kit ordered.  Been running it around the yard almost every day.  Replaced vacuum lines and the two speed rear works, vacuum wipers not so much.  Need to pull wiper motor out and send for rebuild.

Ordered a few things from LMC Truck and Amazon.  Chipping away at the list.
Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: Wingman on May 23, 2016, 09:35:21 PM
Pulled this out of the garage to get the mower out. Went to start it to move it back in and the flywheel ring gear broke and jammed somewhere. Couldn't even push/roll start it. I guess it was just a matter of time...  :(
Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: Wingman on September 19, 2016, 04:17:40 PM
Time to give the '48 some attention...
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Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: Wingman on September 22, 2016, 12:06:31 PM
Fresh flywheel resurface and new ring gear installed
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Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: Wingman on September 23, 2016, 05:00:27 PM
Mostly reassembled but waiting for new hoses and t-stat
Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: Wingman on October 08, 2016, 04:45:52 PM
Hoses and t-stat installed, fluids refilled, fired. Then had to clean up all the oil that pumped out because I forgot to reinstall the oil line for the oil pressure gauge. No other leaks. That was Sept 30.

Finished installing new 16 gal fuel tank today
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Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: Wingman on October 11, 2016, 04:44:54 PM
This thing drove it's first road miles in 40+ years today...  8)
Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: jacel86 on October 11, 2016, 07:06:16 PM
Huzzah!!!! Btw...have a coworker looking for something similar (40's-70's pickup) for his wife's business.  Any leads?

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Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: jacel86 on October 11, 2016, 07:26:53 PM
Forgot about his. Thanks :-)

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Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: mr.mindless on October 11, 2016, 11:16:40 PM
Awesome!!


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Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: orange anchor on November 17, 2016, 11:41:53 AM
Mark, I just bought a 54' 6500 Chevy w/ 14' grain box and a 235 loadmaster in it.  We will have to compare sometime.   
Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: Wingman on November 17, 2016, 01:17:45 PM
COOL!
Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: mr.mindless on November 17, 2016, 02:03:09 PM
Wow, we need pictures!


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Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: M4wdFab on April 24, 2017, 09:49:42 PM
need any spare parts?  my 52 chassis will be scrapped this or next weekend... :)
Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: M4wdFab on April 26, 2017, 11:00:20 PM
lower part of vin plate completly gone to naked eye.  little spit and light on it you can see the stamped numbers and vague printing of serial number!

1SK-L-1022

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Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: M4wdFab on May 28, 2017, 11:59:13 PM
can you post a pic of your door side latch?  i think my 52 has 51 and back parts.  just cant seem to match them up.



im looking to replace the driver door latch, and both cab sides catches.    kits on ebay with everything for 100$ but my year lookup doesnt have the lock feature that i have
Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: M4wdFab on May 29, 2017, 12:06:57 AM
trying to decided between this:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1952-1953-1954-1955-1st-CHEVROLET-GMC-TRUCK-DOOR-LATCH-STRIKER-KIT-W-HARDWARE-/292114214522?hash=item44035d2e7a:g:ob4AAOSwHnFVw7o4&vxp=mtr

and this

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1947-1948-1949-1950-1951-CHEVROLET-GMC-TRUCK-DOOR-LATCH-STRIKER-KIT-W-HARDWARE-/302310905951?hash=item466322585f:g:U4oAAOSw3ydVwjxH&vxp=mtr


i think i need the second with the lock catch. 
Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: M4wdFab on May 29, 2017, 12:19:20 AM
i have this style with the lock latch tab

Ebay picture "left side" is upsidown shown here 47-51....  my vin says 52


http://www.ebay.com/itm/1947-1948-1949-1950-1951-CHEVROLET-GMC-TRUCK-DOOR-LATCH-LEFT-SIDE/161460188302?_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIM.MBE%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D40130%26meid%3Ddcc4b54042134befa1f846d8e9c13d11%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D6%26sd%3D302310905951 
Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: Wingman on May 29, 2017, 07:49:42 AM
Is this what you need to see?
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Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: M4wdFab on May 29, 2017, 09:37:06 AM
ya that is all what i have with the lock tab.  the pictures that ref the 52 and up dont have that, and have a different cab latch. 
Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: Wingman on August 28, 2017, 09:53:48 PM
This thing has been neglected almost all year. Too long...

Rebuilt the carb a couple weeks ago.

Decided to address annoying exhaust issues like leaky flange and lack of muffler. Broke an exhaust stud. Pipe is swiss. Got a new "header" pipe bent and bought a new TSC tractor muffler. Ordered a flange donut and muffler strap. Drilled/tapped for new stud.

Also ordered a drag link rebuild kit.

Want to get some kind of bed built but won't be as nice as sMike's.

Goal is to put some more miles on it again before winter storage now that the weather is moderating.
Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: M4wdFab on September 11, 2017, 08:59:34 AM
mark do you have any old tire/wheels you want to get rid of?  i had a guy inquire.  mine are long gone. 
Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: Wingman on September 11, 2017, 09:01:09 AM
Haven't decided what I'm going to do yet. May be incentive. Give him my number.
Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: M4wdFab on September 12, 2017, 04:41:28 PM
no deal? lol 

guy thanked me for the lead, then took the thanks back later  ;D
Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: Wingman on September 12, 2017, 08:00:49 PM
Ha, I was going to sell 6 tires (4 mounted) but recontacted later in the day to rescind my offer. I've decided to act my age and drive an old slow truck. [emoji16]

Too much work right now to make major changes to this thing.
Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: Wingman on September 12, 2017, 08:03:03 PM
Removed 5 leaves from main pack and 2 from overload pack on each rear side. Should make a bit more tolerable on my kidneys.
Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: Wingman on September 18, 2017, 05:47:11 PM
Got busy over the weekend
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Title: Re: 1948 Chevy Loadmaster 2-ton
Post by: cracker on September 18, 2017, 10:08:50 PM
awesome!