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1941 Chevrolet Truck Art Deco Pre Wwii Classic on 2040cars

Year:1941 Mileage:9 Color: Green yet color varies Patina / Red, Orange
Location:

Sandy, Oregon, United States

Sandy, Oregon, United States
Transmission:Manual
Body Type:Pickup Truck
Vehicle Title:Clear
Engine:Inline 6
Fuel Type:Gasoline
For Sale By:Owner
Year: 1941
Number of Cylinders: 6
Make: Chevrolet
Model: Other Pickups
Trim: 1/2 ton
Drive Type: Rear
Mileage: 9
Disability Equipped: No
Exterior Color: Green yet color varies Patina
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Interior Color: Red, Orange
Condition: Used: A vehicle is considered used if it has been registered and issued a title. Used vehicles have had at least one previous owner. The condition of the exterior, interior and engine can vary depending on the vehicle's history. See the seller's listing for full details and description of any imperfections. ... 

We have a 1941 Chevy truck. Think it is a 1/2 ton, not sure. Took a lot of pics, look at them good as they say it all. Was told it sat for 20 years in field from who we bought it from. They drove it there and parked it. We tracked down the last known registered owner as the truck came without a title, but had a newer vin number on door for Oregon. So fortunately found him. 28 years had passed since he owned it. He told us that it was used on his grandfathers farm. Well used with dings and dangs. Said there was a crack on the block. Outside but they sealed it and it kept on running. It ran when he sold it.  Went home and looked at the engine and sure enough we saw where they did the fix. We were told that it was a nearly all original truck. Original engine, transmission, rear end. Missing some things here and there. The truck did not roll (rear end) when we got it. Trani was in neutral.  I recently PB blasted the passenger side rear drum. As I had another car that did the same thing. Checked the easy first. And that was a stuck brake.  Was the same for this truck. Let it sit for a few days after spraying, hooked up a tow rope and pulled it a couple of feet and pop its free. Truck now rolls. The transmission can be moved into gears. The more you move them the easier it gets. The clutch pedal still can be pushed and returns with out binding. Nothing for brake pedal or gas pedal. Just there. The Engine does turn by hand. Well my hand could not fit so used a crow bar. Moved with out problem.  We don't have any keys for it.  It looks like it is still 6 volts. Can see that the push button on the starter looks like it is stuck in engage. Sprayed it with WD-40 but nothing loosened. Not going to mess with it any more than that. Dip stick shows old oil is in it. Radiator looks dry inside. Carburetor looks amazingly clean. That is the most I can say about the engine. Block number is JAA40957I (eye). 

Inside seat is tore up from critters. Springs look good on both pieces though. Glove box door latches and works with the push button and still has the spring for return. Gauge cluster has seen better days. Look at pics. Windshield wiper motors are there and I  think by reading having two was an option. Not possitive. Do NOT know if anything electrical works. Thought about getting it keyed and throwing a battery in there to see. But don't want to fry anything with a 12 volt battery. Don't know enough to try. 
You can see in the pictures there is rust. Metal bed is bolted in over the old wood bed. Can see the old wood from under the truck. Some of it is falling down from under there. Windshield is not cracked and hinges for opening it work. As you can push the lower end of windshield out and it moves. Windshield crank does not move the windshield though. Don't know if it is not connected under there or broken. Passenger door handle does not open door. Just moves. The door catch is there but stuck inside the jam. So that door does not close all the way. Reason for seeing the bungie cord from steering wheel to that door. Drivers door latches and opens just fine. Both doors have lots of rust and rust holes on the bottom of them. Tires will hold air for a good amount of days. But the drivers side will flatten after a while. Surprised they hold air at all. They look pretty tatored. If I can think of anything else, I will update. Ask us questions, we will answer to the best of our knowledge. Look at the pics.

This is being sold as-is without any warranty of any kind. What is described is to our visual limited knowledge as we are not certified mechanics. Just the home mechanic, doing projects we like and have to teach ourselves about. Shipping or picking the truck up is the sole responsibility of the purchaser. Must be paid in full through pay pal within 7 days of auction end before the truck leaves our property, no exceptions. A non-refundable deposit of 500.00 must be paid within 24 hours of auction end. 

Please don't bid if you don't have the funds to cover it, it only makes sense. Thank You and happy bidding!

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