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Owned by Bill & Wayne Alderson
"KCCaveman"
Bolter # 21909
Missouri


 
01 September 2009
# 2659

From Bill :

Here is our 1926 1-ton Chev. This truck was purchased from the original owners' family. The fellow died and I was never able to get any history on the truck.

In 2006, the Kansas City Star newspaper ran a story about me and all my old trucks. I got calls for a month after that with people trying to sell me all kinds of stuff.

This one guy called me and said he had a 1926 Chevy 1-ton. He said no one in the family was interested in it, and he thought I might be. I I talked to my son (Wayne) about it and we thought maybe it was too old for what we'd want.

We went to look at it anyway. When the guy opened the garage doors where it had been parked, we couldn't believe what we saw. It was in great shape. So, we stepped back a moment, thinking this fellow as going to ask us some insane price for it. Well, he gave us such a good deal that we bought it right there on the spot!

We had it running the next day.

This vintage truck had been stored in a building for so long that the tires had dry rotted. The tires actually had to be cut off the rims.

We replaced with new tires. We reworked the fuel system and tuned up the engine.

The truck is in great condition -- all original except for a flatbed that was built at some point.

Bill & Wayne Alderson


We could practically build a whole website on Bill, Wayne and now Troy's old truck collection! We are getting them into the Gallery a few at a time (since they try to focus on one truck a year -- that helps!). All their trucks have great stories. It's overwhelming and it's awesome. We were fortunate enough to see some of the fleet while in Kansas City. MO for the Annual Stovebolt Reunion at the Midwest All Truck Nationals.

What we've got on the site so far are a 1926 1-Ton Chev, a 1947 First Series Chevrolet 2-Ton, a 1971 GMC 6500 Fire Truck, and the 2011 project truck: the 1951 GMC 640 Truck Tractor.

If we can't do a website, at least we did an Alderson calendar to show off some of these beauties!

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