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Owned by Jim Owen
"Longhorn"
Bolter # 19314
Baytown, Texas

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08 March 2010
# 2767

More pictures of my old truck

From Jim :

When I was 13 years old, I started working on a farm in Missouri on the weekends. It was just down the road from where I lived with my parents, four sisters and one brother.

Although, I was only making a whole one dollar an hour, I was able to save most of my money. By the time I was 15 years old, I had saved up $200. It was just enough to buy a 1951 Chevy 1/2-ton pickup truck. She was rough, but she was bought and paid for by me. I drove her for about two years.

I always like that truck, but I had a buddy of mine that owned a 1941 Chevy 1/2-ton truck. I liked the looks of his truck a lot better and always wanted one.

Well, now I am 46 years old and have found a 1946 1/2-ton that I couldn't pass up. She is also in rough condition, but I am going to rework her and hopefully have a nice old truck.

My plans are to put a three inch dropped front axle under her that I already had "Sid" drop for me. I also have a hopped up 261 inline that I have already gotten for her, along with a T5 transmission.

It may take me 10 years to finish, but I will get it done.

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