1941 Chevrolet Truck Recirculating Ball Steering in 1937 Pickup

Anonymous asked:
What type of lube did you use in the '41 steering box? Heavyweight oil or just grease?

The 1941 Chevrolet Truck steering box that I used in my 1937 Chevrolet Pickup Truck is built from NOS parts so consequently, it is nice and tight. The standard lubricant for this is 90 weight gear oil. I have heard of people using grease when they have worn out steering boxes. I do have another set of NOS parts to build another steering box and I have a nice core to build it in.
Not having a way to contact you, I hope you get this information, and it helps.

1948 Chevrolet Panel Truck With Door Handles Removed

Pete is trying to make his 1948 Chevy Panel Truck a little less of a hassle to get into. Seems some self proclaimed designer decided it would be a good idea to have doors without handles.


I have a 1948 chevy panel truck (just got a month ago) the front doors are shaved and the person put a keyed switch on the running board to open the window and reach in and unlock the door, but the rear door has a handle not lockable I am wanting to find a lockable handle for the rear to be able to get in still in case I lose battery power. I am think about putting door poppers with remote door locks for the front. Do you know where I might find a lockable handle for this truck? Do you recommend any type of door popper set up?

Thanks for any help or ideas.



I think it is unfortunate that the handles have been removed from your truck. I personally would try to bring that back. I think the object of removing handles was to cut down on wind resistance and I don't think it really makes any difference on your truck. Removing them did however create a nuisance every time you go to open your doors. Guess there was a reason for putting door handles on the vehicle in the first place.

Reminds me of the kids wearing their pants around their knees.

I have a friend that had some parts, and I have asked him to look when he has a chance, to see if he still has some handles. If he does, I will let you know. Otherwise you can probably get some on e-bay if you put your time in.


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1934 Chevrolet Cabriolet in Ox Blood Red and Black Fenders. This Car is nearing completion. We still need some good headlights for it though. The headlights are 1934 Master only. If you have some headlights that are worthy of restoration, and are willing to part with them, please use the Contact Doug link.

Hotrodarama 2010 My pick for Best of Show 1932 Ford Coupe

An inline six is not what you would normally expect to see in a 1932 Ford Coupe hot rod. Probably the number one choice would be a flat head v-8.

The Chevrolet 261 bored to 278 and sporting the extremely rare 12 port Wayne head is what makes this such a refreshing work of art. On top of the 5 carb mainifold you will see 5 very rare large logo Stromberg 81 carbs. These were the carbs that came on the little V-8 60 flatty.

It is using a Spalding cam for opening passage through the 12 ports in the Wayne head, that holds the 12.5-1 compression of combustable and allows passage of waste. This little inline six pumps out some healthy ponies.

I personally think you'd be hard pressed to find a Ford flathead that could keep up with this Wayne powered vintage style hot rod.

The Joe Hunt Scintilla magneto does the job of turning the vintage 1940's early 50's Stewert Warner mechanical tachometer, as well as starting the fires in the cylinders.

At the rear is a much desired Halibrand Culver City V-8 Quickchange.

1940 Lincoln brakes for stopping,Okie Adams dropped axle and 49 Ford F-1 steering box, with a 1937 Lincoln Zephry steering wheel keep this hot rod going down the road in a controlled fashion.

The 1932 Auburn dash ads a little finishing touch to the interior.

Yes, the wheels are real halibrand mags and knock offs. They are 16x5 and 16x6.

Keeping to a theme seems to be quite a difficult task for car builders. It seems that some things always have to be made better than the period offered. Pat and the builder did a much better job than most on this one.

I sincerely feel this was by far the best example of a vintage style hot rot at the 2010 Hotrod-A-Rama. My hat is off to Pat, Butch and the others involved in this work of art.

Cruise in at the Bomber Car Show

Hot Rods, Classic Cars and Street Rods were all present at the Cruise in at the Bomber, Car Show. Arriving late meant that we had to park on the other side of the street. We got out of there before the awards but I did get a few pictures of a few of the cars. The 1935 Cadillac is one that especially caught my eye.

We were on our way to the ocean at Newport and hoped to make the Toledo Show but leaving Kingston WA in the morning and driving my 1937 Chevrolet pickup truck just took a lot longer than the trip would have in the bomber, when it was still flying.

I had a little bad luck on the way down as I was cruising 75mph, my right hand wiper flipped up over the top and ended up on the highway where it probably has been ground into the pavement pretty well by now. I'm glad I have picked up a few more spares off e-bay because those Trico 5ply blades are getting harder and harder to find.

Remembering to remove the tandem wiper arm assembly when I'm doing highway speeds is something I need to work on cause this was the second time I lost a blade like that. The other time, I had that inline six pushing the 37 Chevy down the road at over 80mph.

Here's some good pictures of the car show, and one of my truck at the bridge at Newport Oregon.