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1948 White WB-18 Super Power

Posted By nonsynchrofirst Sunday, May 01, 2022 6:16 AM
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Hi all;

Currently, I have a 1948 White WB-18 Super Power truck in my possession. It was my dad's (he passed away last fall). I'm definitely leaning on keeping it because my dad loved old trucks, White Motors is from Cleveland (where my mom was from), and it has a neat look to it with its fenders and grille.

But there's (which is strange for my dad because he would accumulate as much literature as possible about any vehicle he owned) little to no documents, references, guides regarding this truck.

The cab and doors are pretty rough as it's been outside for as long as I can recall. A little worrisome that the passenger door is jammed (won't fully shut, nor will it open--and I'm not willing to use all of my weight to try to pull it open using the door handle). I think the rust around the windscreen (front and rear) is a bit worrisome, but with enough welding and metal bashing, I'm sure I can get it correct.

Unknown if the engine is locked or free--I only opened the hood/bonnet yesterday to peer into the engine bay.

Someone had mentioned trying to go to the Classic White Trucks link (which is associated with the ATHS website), but the link seems to be dead as only the header loads.

Just looking for basic information that anyone starting (or considering starting) a project like this would need, references, tech tips, experts, etc would be greatly appreciated. FYI, I live in Northern Indiana.

Thanks!

Below are some photos for reference (if they don't load, my car Instagram account will have them: @nonsynchrofirst)

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 Posted Sunday, May 01, 2022 9:15 AM
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I sent you an email thru the website about one of our CWTG members in Ohio.


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You have a pretty good truck, so that's a plus. The wood frame cab (unless you have an early metal frame) would need a lot of replacing usually, so be prepared. They were a stylish truck that could work hard.

The engine models ended with A. Your engine is likely a 340 cid flathead model 130A with a 4.5" stroke, but maybe the larger 362 cid. Does the rear axle have White cast on the rear of the housing?

Sadly, the person who did a good job managing our CWTG website isn't around anymore. We usually communicate through this forum.

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Tuesday, May 03, 2022 2:57 PM by Bruce Ohnstad

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