Not a Stude, but I have been driving a 47 Chevy COE 2 ton for about 5 years anyway. I have a modern HD for daily comute, otherwise my 47 is my newest vehicle. Lot's of thing's in common I think. Rides like a tank and is so slow. Mine has been an experiment of sort's, seeing if it could cut it as a daily used vehicle. But I use it more like twice a week or so, like I said - kind of a experiment.
So far I have rebuilt about everything, alittle here alittle there. I have alot more than it's worth in it. I have a 292 straight six, sm420 4 speed and a overdrive + 2 speed rear end in it. With all that, it still bairly cuts it. I really like the truck and it's fun. But with gas prices doing what they are, it's a tough call. Probably should of got rid of it already- but I like it and can be stuburn. The brakes are stock hydro vac assisted and thery are the best brakes of any antique I have ever had.
I just bought a 47 M5, that I have to redo/ git it running + rebuilt. Hopefully it will be alot cheaper on the gas anyways.Just thought I would pass my experiences with a similar kind of truck. I live in L.A. - lot's of traffic. On the freeway at speed in traffic, it's nerve racking - something best avoided if possible. Done a couple days of about 300 miles in mine and those were long days! wore out! Preffer sticking closer to home in it, 150 miles or less. It feels best at 35 or 40 mph. The only thing that makes it seem not so slow is my TT model T. That gives slow a whole new meaning