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 Owned by Derry Anderson
"Dellman"
Bolter # 17852
Poplar Bluff, Missouri
17 April 2008
# 2298

From Derry :

           I decided to submit my 1965 Chevy C-20 pickup truck. My other Stovebolt, a 1966 Chevrolet C10 LWB was added to the Gallery last week! Here are the two trucks, side-by-side.

           When my Father was my age (back in the '70's), this was his main vehicle. My Grandparents bought it off an unknown individual for use as a farm truck. [ Passenger side pix ]

           When the truck came from the factory in 1965, it came without a bed. It came as a chassis model for installation of a custom bed. In that same year, the truck was bought by an electric company and fitted with an utility bed.

           The truck passed to a farmer and bought by my Grandparents in 1972 (I think). The truck was used on my Grandparentís farm and eventually fitted with a flatbed.

           Bed after bed over the years had been replaced due to wear and tear doing hard farm work. It is currently on its seventh bed which we recently built last year.

           This truck had seen much in its years and has around 52,000 miles on its original 283 V8. Although the motor smokes when cold, it still runs strong and the truck can haul and pull anything you can throw at it.

           The truck comes with power breaks and a 4 speed transmission with granny-low first gear.

           The original color of the truck was black as the new bed has been painted. The cab is in rough shape [ interior pix / ash tray ] and needs much attention leaving projects for the future [ dash pix ] .

           The truck is currently in the shop having the carrier bearing replaced.

Thanks a lot,

Derry Anderson

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