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This truck is in fair running and driving condition with some issues of note. This truck appears to be mostly original with the straight six and manual transmission. This truck is considered to be a driver quality vehicle and not a show truck.

Exterior

The wiper system is not working. Further diagnosis is needed. There is general misalignment to body panels, see pictures. There are misc chips and scratches all around the exterior. The vehicle shows minor miscellaneous dings around the body. The vehicle has miscellaneous dents in varying sizes all around the exterior. The vehicle repaint shows dust under the paint, some orange peel, and signs of poor prep, runs all over. This is sub-par workmanship. Evidence of repairs plainly seen through the paint evident in the door jambs. There is rust evident under the paint with pitting and some bubbling. The underside shows areas of minor surface rust. paint scraped/chipped cracked paint and bondo The body seals around the windows are showing signs of age and wear. This includes the doors, windows, trunk, and other miscellaneous body seals. They will need replacement. There is body filler evident all over the exterior of the truck and is cracking and separating. The hood is misaligned and paint is poor. The doors are misaligned and the door seals are damaged. There are some dings in the grille and headlight rings. The chrome is pitted and wearing due to age.

Interior

The horn does not work. There is an am/fm cassette radio installed. The upper inner door panel portion is warped and worn on both sides. The pedal rubber pads are zip tied onto the pedals. There is moderate wear to the interior trim for the age. There are paint runs in the dash. The blower motor works but is very loud. There are aftermarket gauges added to the underside of the dash that are working.

Mechanical / Test Drive

The engine shows active oil leaks. The engine should be pressure washed off and rechecked to verify source of the leak or all leaks. The exhaust system has an audible leak at the engine. The brake pedal feels soft and weak and have to be pumped to gain proper braking power. Further diagnosis is necessary. The engine had plenty of power and there were no misfires or excessive smoking. The transmission shifted as designed with no harsh engagement or slipping. The steering was responsive and the suspension was firm and the vehicle handled well. See below and pictures for more info.

Vehicle Info

Year 1950
Make CHEVY
Model Truck
Mileage 038297
Transmission Manual
VIN Number 5hp-f
Interior Vinyl
Interior Color Black
Body Color Orange
Engine 6 Cylinder
Drive Type Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel Type Gas

Exterior

Wiper Blades
The wiper system is not working. Further diagnosis is needed.
Body Alignment
There is general misalignment to body panels, see pictures.
Scratches
There are misc chips and scratches all around the exterior.
Dings
The vehicle shows minor miscellaneous dings around the body.
Dents
The vehicle has miscellaneous dents in varying sizes all around the exterior.
Paint Condition
The vehicle repaint shows dust under the paint, some orange peel, and signs of poor prep, runs all over. This is sub-par workmanship. Evidence of repairs plainly seen through the paint evident in the door jambs.
Body Seals
The body seals around the windows are showing signs of age and wear. This includes the doors, windows, trunk, and other miscellaneous body seals. They will need replacement.
Rust
There is rust evident under the paint with pitting and some bubbling. The underside shows areas of minor surface rust.
Exterior Lights
Door Mirrors
Bumpers
Glass
Body Filler?
There is body filler evident all over the exterior of the truck and is cracking and separating.
Hood
The hood is misaligned and paint is poor.
Doors
The doors are misaligned and the door seals are damaged.
Floors
Rockers paint scraped/chipped
Quarter Panels cracked paint and bondo
Chrome
There are some dings in the grille and headlight rings. The chrome is pitted and wearing due to age.

Interior

Steering Wheel
Horn The horn does not work.
Seat Condition
Radio/Navigation
There is an am/fm cassette radio installed.
Inner Door Panels
The upper inner door panel portion is warped and worn on both sides.
Window Function
Dash
There are paint runs in the dash.
Sun Visors
Dash Lights
Dash Gauges
There are aftermarket gauges added to the underside of the dash that are working.
Heater
Floor Mats
Cigarette Use
Unusual Odors
Headliner
Blower Motor
The blower motor works but is very loud.
Interior Trim
The pedal rubber pads are zip tied onto the pedals. There is moderate wear to the interior trim for the age.

Mechanical

Air Filter
Battery Condition
Charging System
Radiator Cap Sealing Properly
Hoses
Radiator
Engine Coolant
Coolant Leaks
Belts
Engine Oil
Engine Fluid Leaks
The engine shows active oil leaks. The engine should be pressure washed off and rechecked to verify source of the leak or all leaks.
Brake System
The brake pedal feels soft and weak. Further diagnosis is necessary.
Brake Fluid Leaks
Differential leaks
Muffler System
The exhaust system has an audible leak at the engine.
CV Joints and Axles
Shocks and bushings
Ball Joints and Tie Rods

Road Test

Engine Performance
Transmission performance
Clutch Performance
Differential Performance
Wheel Bearing Performance
Braking Performance
The brake pedal feels soft and weak and have to be pumped to gain proper braking power. Further diagnosis is necessary.
Suspension Performance
Steering Performance
Engine Starting

Manufacturer

Driver FrontCoker ClassicCoker ClassicPassenger Front
Driver RearCoker ClassicCoker ClassicPassenger Rear

Size

Driver Front6/00x166/00x16Passenger Front
Driver Rear6/00x166/00x16Passenger Rear

Tire Condition

Driver FrontNo IssuesNo IssuesPassenger Front
Driver RearNo IssuesNo IssuesPassenger Rear

Wheel Condition

Driver FrontScratchesScratchesPassenger Front
Driver RearScratchesScratchesPassenger Rear

Tire Tread

Driver Front7/327/32Passenger Front
Driver Rear7/327/32Passenger Rear
Spare Tire
Spare tireYes

Tire Tread Explanation

10/32 or more

Tires have plenty of tread!

(standard)

8/32 or more

Tires have plenty of tread!

(low profile)

5/32 to 7/32

Tires will need replacement soon!

4/32 or less

Tires need replacement!

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