Custom Cruise Friday
This week’s Custom Cruise Friday blog entry for Don Wheaton gives up the oldest vehicle we’ve profiled so far as well as the first pickup truck. Les Miller from Edmonton showed us his 1928 Chevy Pickup Truck that he is storing at his home. Looking at this vintage vehicle and learning about its specifications is simply fascinating. Those numbers and figures associated with this pickup’s performance compared to today’s pickups makes one wonder how anything got hauled around given the lack of power that was available from the period’s engines. To be sure, Miller’s pickup truck is from a time when automobiles were built by real artisans.
Even in 1928, pickup trucks weren’t much more than a sedan with the passenger cabin cut off at the front seat and blank rear chassis left for somebody to add what they needed, a cargo box, van back or flat bed. Currently Miller’s Chevy pickup truck has a wooden box of unclear origin. He is fairly certain that it isn’t stock.
Miller purchased the truck from his father about two years ago. The elder Miller was liquidating his collection with the hopes that they would go to good homes with new owners that would treat them right. Les Miller thought his dad was willing to let the 1928 Chevy pickup go for too low of a price and chose to take it home for himself. Miller’s father had the truck running for while after having the engine rebuilt. During that time he used it as pleasure vehicle, barely putting more than 100 miles on the odometer.
Miller said that the engine needs some more work and needs to get a new battery to run the old six-volt electrical system as well as replace some odds and ends. Currently, he doesn’t have any pressing plans to fix up the truck, though he is willing to entertain offers from serious buyers.
“I’ll hold on to it until I can fix it up,” Miller said. “Or someone makes a reasonable offer.”
We would like to thank Les for sharing his vintage truck with us as well as the story behind it. If you would like to have your customized or classic car or truck profiled in this space please contact Don Wheaton Internet Manager, Melina Beeston by email, firstname.lastname@example.org.