1946 Chevy 515 Holmes Traffic King

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GAYLOCK1
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GAYLOCK1
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December 21st, 2006, 12:52 pm #11

I believe the fenders are original for the body. The fenders & steps have slots on the underside to adjust for different widths. We were told that it was a universal body & that it could be used for a fire truck, ambulance, wrecker, etc.. The unit is a 1946 model also. We robbed 5 different old trucks to get the "A/C" workin, the old window frame was in really bad shape. The ole girl was setting in a cow pasture & every morning the cows would gather around it & lick the fenders & bumper clean. Needless to say, they were in excellent shape. She runs good & has a top speed of 40 mph. The unit is power up & clutch down. The starter is in the floor.. I'm not for sure if it is supposed to have a sling, but I don't think I will be towing anything with it. She's just a parade & show pony now, I think she has earned it. If she could only talk...........Paul
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spanky
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December 21st, 2006, 1:39 pm #12

Guess, that's possible. If it's a Factory Holmes Service Body, it would have had a Ernest Holmes Body Serial No. Tag, on the passenger side front lower corner. The Factory service bodies usually came with 1937-'38 G.M. 1 1/2 ton dually pickup, & panel rear fenders. Yours do resemble, fenders I've seen on Fire Truck Bodies. Good job. Spanky Hardy.....Collector Of Fine Old G.M. COE Trucks & Antique Holmes Wreckers. community.webshots.com/user/snubnose4754
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December 21st, 2006, 2:51 pm #13

Those do look like hand made fenders. Not too bad if I do say so myself.
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TowZone
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June 3rd, 2018, 8:14 pm #14

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