1946 GMC Pickup Truck
It's a 38 gmc!
Diggin' it up is simple. I used to deliver farm machinery and you dig a rampway, then either drag 'er out or jack it up set on casters and dig away the earth under it. You know, if I ever hit a Lotto, alot of old iron will be saved. Everyone on this site has heart.
WOW How could they fully dig it up? Amazing story
"Dang it chillen, I days dig bait, damn it!"
the truck wasn't covered completely, but thinking on how many miles most of these things had on them they were only 10-15 years old , so the truck has been sitting there for 40 years, and considering that cars and homes get burried in a hard rain in some states, its anones guess..I'm going on personal things I have seen and had to dig myself,
i am sure that there could be a few theories on how this truck got to where it is now...not questioning yours tntrods...but by your experience, about how long would it take for mother nature to cover a truck of this size??
This truck was burried from mother nature playing its coarse, the truck was either dragged ,or died where it sits and after years of wind rain and other forces the dirt piled up along side and around, and yes somebody dug it up,I've found lots of cars /trucks that were rolled over on their sides for the axles and left to rot,after years the cars drop into the ground ,and from my experience , any part of the car that is in dirt is normally good, its the part that gets wet from rain ,water snow, whatever and then somewhat dries. thats where and when the rust kills the metal. I have a 55 chev 2 door , 46 merc 1/2ton panel ,and a 39 dodge 2 door sedan that are 1/2 cars , the rest of them are gone, rusted away, they make great wall hangings..
whatever happened its not every day you dig a truck out of the ground...i have an old friend that farms here in ID...i was talking to him one day and he told me that back in the day when there was no such thing as "trade ins"...when a farm truck had ran its course his father and him would bury them cuz they didnt want a pile of cars sitting on their land as an eyesore.
I have heard stories of folks short of funds with debt to creditors burring their assets.
would this truck not be worth trying to save?
This has to be the rustiest of the rusty rides there is, a truly incredible find. I have to say, with it being buried whole like that, and I'm very serious when I say this, you might want to look for a body.
If she could only talk.
wow i never would have imagined it being buried!
Hello its not a 46 it's either a 36-37 or 38 1/2 ton my thoughts its a 37 i have one in a little better shape than that. and it,s also a long box oh and the color it's apple green.later earl
Cool truck but i am not too sure its a 46 the headlights are in the wrong place, they should be attached to the top of the wheel fender not on the side of the hood. it looks more like a 1940 or a 39
coolest story ive heard in awhile...
This is about as far as it got and she still sits in her grave. It was a challenge just to see what it was because when found the top was the only thing showing, and yes I was told it was fun to dig it up. There was some initial help from a backhoe. By the way, tntrods was right about how it got buried by blowing dirt.
so kettlekeeper.....what happened to this truck after they dug it up....?
Right...and You've obviously lived in the same small hick town....miles from nowhere....all of your life and therefore know it all.....You havent got a clue who I am...where I'm from or where I've been...keep your ASSumptions to yourself.
Yes after all... its everyday you see a truck buried like this...of course I have to wonder..!!!!!. been there for a while...duh...you think so...lol ok let Me get this straight...the wind blew and buried this truck entirely with dirt except for the top of the cab....?......thats absolutely hillarious....its sitting in a hole....! and WHAT THE HELL is wrong with Chevy's....??????
OK panel I take it your from the city and don't get out much.. in the country .. and yes the wind will blow dirt and weeds and over the years it will cover things , just like a snow bank .. I not saying this is what happened for sure ,but this looks alot like whats near my area, to me it looks like hill behind the truck and wher ethe guy is standing is another high spot , where the fence maybe , or a old tree line , or even a wooden fence ...who knows , only the guy who parked the truck there
you have to wonder why? It had to be cool to dig this up.
looks like alot of work for a chevy , and most likely the truck has been there for awhile and looking at the material around ,its blow dirt that covered it up, theres probably a fence within 5-10' that got weeds and dirt and over the years , this is what happens..
Wow..very interesting....I wonder why it was buried in the first place...part of an old dirt bike trail maybe..or mudd boggin gone wrong...lol....neat how the top part is in better shape than the buried part....
It's the real thing! Jesse is one of those lucky lads that is short with no butt and the truck is still half buried. He and his wife spent a day digging it out just to see what it was. Camera was one of the early digital with poor pictures at about 1mp.
Mmmmmmnn...I'm not believing this one...the truck just doesnt look proportional to the guy standing there....plus the photos are real surreal...fun with photoshop I think...anyway...If I'm wrong... no offence meant...it just dosent look right to Me..