Founded in 1909 Garford Motor Truck Company changed their name to the Superior Body Company in 1925 and then to the Superior Coach Company in 1940. Superior was famous for building ambulances, hearses, and school buses.
The Chevrolet Task Force Series of trucks started in 1955 and 1958 was the first year for the fleetside bed. All light-duty trucks were now called “Apache”, medium-duty trucks called “Viking”, and heavy-duty trucks called “Spartan”.
Now again wearing it’s original color of Spring Green this Chevrolet looks right out of the 50’s. Although this truck was restored some period modifications made on the farm of the owners family have been left in place which show that this really is “Grandpa’s” truck.
With only a final sanding left on the five window truck cab the color will be put on this week. They style of these Chevrolet Advance Design trucks, which ran from 1947 through 1955, are among the most popular for Chevy enthusiasts and it is great to see another one saved.
Thanks to LMC Truck for sending us these big beautiful boxes of panels to fix the 1952 Chevrolet truck project. After unpacking it looks like the panels fit as well as if they were made by the factory.
We have had the DynoJet for just shy of a year now and by the end of the year it will have seen a fair share of interesting makes and models. The DynoJet is great for much more than just finding out how much power or torque a car makes. You can analyze the fuel to air mixture, ignition condition, finding leaks, engine break-in, and even aero dynamic effects on gearing.
With the fab shop shut down for the holiday it is a good time to share a glimpse of what we are doing in there. Media blasting, powder coating, metal forming, and welding all happen in this room. We stock around fifty colors of powder and will do from a single part for a walk-in customer to supply production parts for machine shops and manufacturers.
Trucks like this C30 with grain bed used to a common sight in Iowa. Most were completely used up and very few would ever be restored to this level. Another forgotten sight is back on the road with this low mileage example farm truck.
It was just one of those days we had vans running around all over. All four of these beauties run and drive and it is a lot of fun to see this many of them together now sixty years after they were built!
This Chevrolet chassis 1955 Grumman Olson step van arrived last night and is not allocated to a project. This van would make a great shop truck, food truck, or merch wagon for your business and if you are interested in building a unique marketing vehicle for your company send us a message. The Grumman Olson is made of aluminum so there are never the rust issues you will see with other vans and have a much larger interior and more head room making it a better usable space for those wanting to pack in a lot of equipment.
Another one back on the road. Although not as bad as most cars we see come through here this one needed some TLC to make it run and safe to drive again. The owner is anxious to get it out and do Corvair Club events.