This 1966 Good Humor Truck was brought to us for a frame up restoration. Its overall rusted and broken condition was to be expected for its use as a corporate vehicle with multiple drivers. This first group of 6 photos show the condition upon arrival.
In this group of 6 photos on the left is the engine disassembly and on the right are the decals photographed for later reproduction. Below left photo shows the driver door disassembled with extensive rust. The next photo shows the primitive chain drive window regulator. The next photo is Jason removing the ice cream box from the chassis. The box is very heavy. The last photo shows the chassis with the cowl to be removed.
In this group of photos the first 3 show the cowl being removed from the chassis. The next 2 photos show the rolling chassis and the empty chassis awaiting blasting and painting. The last photo in the group shows the steering column removed, disassembled and restored.
The first 3 photos in this group show the differential disassembly. The next photo shows the badly pitted axel bearings. The next photo shows the front wheel spindles rebuilt with new kingpins and bushings. The last photo in the group shows the miscellaneous parts being prepared for priming and painting.
In this group of photos the top left shows the chassis painted, awaiting assembly. The photo on the right shows the disassembly of the refrigerated box. The bottom left 2 photos show Jason repairing stripped and/or broken fasteners. The last 2 photos show the roof of the freezer stripped & de-rusted and the roof in epoxy primer.
In this group of 6 photos the top left and right show the differential ready for assembly and the differential painted. The bottom 4 photos show the door jamb rot at the bottom of the driver's door, cutting out the rotted sections, starting repairs to the damaged area and new pieces to fix the damage.
The top left photo in this group of 6 shows new pieces to fix the damaged rot area of the door jamb. The photo to the right shows the corrosion at the base of the glove box and the bottom left photo shows that corrosion fixed. The last 3 photos show damage to the metal above the windshield, Chris welding new fabricated panels and the panels finished.
The first 3 photos in this group of 6 show the newly painted chassis being assembled, the left front axel being assembled and the new left rear brake assembly. The next 2 photos show Jason meticulously assembling the rear axel components and that completion. The last photo of the group shows the restored steering box installed.
This group of 6 photos shows the differential installed, the engine assembled, the re-built transmission, the chassis with suspension installed, the new & old body mounts, and the body panels ready for priming.
The photo on the left shows the engine & transmission mated awaiting test run-in, in our engine stand prior to installation. The photo on the right shows the inner fender corrosion.. The bottom left 2 photos show the inner fenders ready for priming and then primed, ready for paint. The next photo is the rolling chassis with tires and the last photo shows the cowl painted and installed.
The top 2 photos in this group show the mock up of the front sheet metal to check fit and the new firewall pad installed. The bottom left shows the restored original emergency brake handle. The next photo shows the original truck had a single reservoir master cylinder for safety, we upgraded to a dual reservoir master cylinder. The last 2 photos show the cowl vent doors restored, assembled and installed.
In this group of 6 photos the left photo shows the restored gauge cluster. The photo on the right shows the engine installed after passing the run-in check. The 4 photos below show the inner fender & core support installed, the transmission cooling lines installed, and the hydraulic brake lines duplicated showing start & finish.
The photo on the left shows the brake lines installed and the right photo shows the engine bay components being assembled. The 2 photos bottom left show the new wire harness installed in the dash and the new wiring in the engine compartment. The next photo shows the vacuum lines made and installed. The last photo in the group shows the right front fender in epoxy primer.
The 3 photos, left and right and below left, show the font fender in primer surfacer awaiting block sanding.