1928 Chevy Capital truck converted into a firetruck probably about
1928.It was built April 4 1928.It is stamped D 4 8 on the block.D
is the 4th letter of the alphabet indicating the 4th month of the
year in this case.It had set a very long time I am sure when I got
it.It is supposed to be from Detroit,Michigan.I took everything off
the truck except the bell and the brass fire extinguishers on the
cab.I took the fenders,running boards and original floor off the
truck.I spent countless hours last winter detailing the
frame,fenders and running boards so I could paint every thing with
por 15.I came up about a half pint short so there is about 1.5
hours left to get it completely done.It needs the roof recovered
but the wooden bows are excellent.The cab wood was excellent. The
original wooden steering wheel is perfect.The windshield glass is
cracked and it needs 2 window crank handles.The window channel
needs to be finished installing,I had the gas tank boiled out and
sealed on the inside with a rust inhibitor.The starter and
carburetor were rebuilt.Has new plugs,plug wires and coil. The
battery is about a year old.I had the truck rewired with all new
wiring.It has a new key ignition switch.Has new tail lights/backup
lights.It needs a horn.The tires are in new condition and were put
on before I got it.The wooden spokes are excellent.I put linseed
oil on all the wood including the bows on the underside in the
roof.This truck is one of a kind needing more tlc.I would never
restore it but just keep it original.I would not paint it
either.You will get many thumb ups just as it is.The bench seat is
in very good condition.The truck comes with a manual that is worth
its wait in gold.THIS TRUCK HAS NO TITLE.I can tell you whom to
call in Tennessee to get a title.I got a title for my 34 Ford truck
thru him and it was a smooth process. This truck needs more
tlc,tinkering and fine tuning but the very hard work has been
done.I will cover the roof with plastic before it leaves here.
1928 Chevrolet AA Capitol
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