This is a cool old truck, and has a very nice body for an un-restored 1946. At some point, it was a fleet truck for Haney trucking. This is a trucking company that is still in business, and the Haney logo is still on the door. The door says ” Sunny or Rainy, ship by Haney”. The phone number is also on the door which is a 4-digit number, so you know it’s been on there a long time. I’m sure the lettering was most likely put on the door in the 40’s or 50’s, maybe when it was new. The patina on this truck is cool, and I would drive it as-is and with a wax job you could see the door lettering better. This truck also has a brownie auxillary transmission which is kind of neat. It’s most likely an overdrive, to get the gearing up and to give you more gears for large loads. This truck does not have a two-speed rearend, which may be why they added the brownie. I believe the brownie is a 4-speed giving you 16 forward gears. I know many buyers may not use this drivetrain, but the brownies are on ebay for $1250 so they must have some value. It would be neat transmission for a ratrod or just sell it. These COE’s look great restored to original, but also make nice rod projects. Many reproduction parts are sold for the pickups and are the same as the COE. There are a lot of creative ways people have restored these trucks. They put flatbeds, ramp bodies, rollbacks, campers, and pickup boxes on them. Regular 8-9′ stepside boxes from the era look great. Restoration pieces are made to build a bed out of scratch, including tailgates. I’ve seen custom crew cabs built out of these, and suburbans/panels too.

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Location: Eureka, Montana, United States