A First Hand Account
by Mark Cook
My1933 Chevy Pickup was built for the government for use by the CCC. It was in service from 1933 to 1942 and then sold in auction to a farmer near Spokane, Washington.
It was used on the farm until the early 60's and was then parked in a barn until it was found again in 2000. The barn the truck had been stored in had collapsed and it was discovered during demolition.
It now has a 350, with a 350 auto, Camaro rear, Street Rod Engineering IFS, Pros-Pick pickup box, and Superior Glassworks fenders.
This project has come a long way since 2000, but since I have been able to drive it I don't want to tear it down to complete it. I plan to stick to the Civilian Conservation Corps theme......
For 1933, the CB Master Commercial Models increased displacement to 207 cubic-inches, boosting horsepower to 56 at 2750 rpm and maximum torque to 146 lb-ft. from 131 in 1932. Four Models where offered in 1933: Pickup, Sedan Delivery, Canopy Express, and Panel Truck.
Chevrolet reached a major milestone in 1933 when it produced its first millionth commercial model. This truck carried over pretty much unchanged from 1932. Note its attractive wire wheels and left front fender spare tire carrier. - CTS