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AD Chevy Trucks

Chevy trucks

Over 6,000 pictures
Brad Allen has an awesome collection of Chevrolet factory pictures that he has set up from film strips.

This one is on AD Chevy trucks (1947-1955).

Lots of work on Brad's part ... pure enjoyment for you.


 
05 August 2014
# 3080

 
Owned by
Conrad
"classiclover"
Bolter # 37833
Belgium
 

 

1946 GMC Longbed

"Jesamine"

 

More pictures of my old truck

 

From Conrad :

Hello from Belgium. My English is not so good, but I’m learning. ( Hey, Conrad ... your "truck language" is just perfect! ~ Editor )

I have someone special to me that lives in Arkansas USA. I started going there about eight years ago. Arkansas is like home to me, now.

About three years ago, I saw on the side of the road a Chevy C10 truck from 1963 for sale and I liked it. So I purchased the truck and shipped it to Belgium. I sold it to a friend who liked it a lot and was crazy about it.

I discovered Craigslist and I kept looking frequently for a truck.

I was in Arkansas again last December and January and saw this nice 1946 GMC longbed truck on the list. We went to see her and I liked her immediately. There was a lot to do on that truck so we negotiated on the asking price and we came to a deal. The owner was a Harley fan and did not use the truck a lot. He kept it in a garage. He told me about the Stovebolt website (although his truck was not in our Gallery ... wonder who it was .. hmmm? ~ Editor)

I drove the truck to my Arkansas "home" and parked it in the garage. I asked for a quote for shipment to Rotterdam and now it is in my shop in Belgium. ( I‘m a mechanic and body repairman. ) I asked a few times if they were going to take good care for her when traveling to Europe and they did promise.

They came with a closed trailer and drove her inside carefully ... but I was already in Belgium then.

She was in good condition no damage after this long trip.

When I finish the restoration job on the ‘63 Chevy, I will start on the ‘46 GMC truck.

As you can see in the photos in the Bolt Bucket, these are not the original wheels on the truck. I would like to have the original wheels but I have no idea what are the originals -- I only see that there are 6 nuts / bolts.

The motor is a 6 cylinder straight. The color was red. There is a number on it starting "GMC /4 232" and more numbers.

There is a 4 speed on the floor. I know this is not the original gearbox because someone cut out the floor panel and removed the fuel tank.

There is no emergency brake. I thinkĀ  they removed the handle when they put the 4 speed in it. That’s going to be a big problem to find a handle.

I drove on the interstate 55 miles, and she runs good. The windows go up and down, the front glass too -- forward and back.

The frame is rusty but good.

We have tough technical inspections on vehicles in Belgium and I have to do all this work anyway to pass control. So why not do a complete restoration and bring it back to the same condition as it left the factory! Maybe make it better than new.

I don’t have family beside that special person that lives in AR so driving in this old truck is like being a little bit in AR and thinking about the times I dove it with the grand kids in the bed when she was still there.

There are not a lot of old trucks in Belgium so people ask me a lot about this old truck. When people see this truck, they like it a lot and want to take place behind the steering wheel.

I will take her to a historic car club for ‘40 and ‘50 cars / trucks when she is going to be restored and all original. She's got a name now. We name her "Jesamine" from that old song from the Casuals. But that is an other story. I read on the website that a lot of people give name to there trucks. So it's not funny or crazy to name her.

I’m going to need a lot of parts to restore her and its going to take time, too. If some one could give me information about the original wheel sizes, it would be a big help.

I like the Stovebolt site a lot. It's nice to read all the stories from people who own a truck.

Thank you for the time and effort people put into this site. It's going to be fun to see my truck on the website and be like a little bit a part of that big family of old trucks.

Conrad

 

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