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Owned by John Baker
Bolter # 22701
Malabar, Florida

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14 December 2009
# 2712

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From John :

I recently acquired this old pickup truck that a local person had in his garage for 23 years. He had taken it all apart and for various reasons, including his health, never got around to getting it back together.

I had a 1st series 1955 Advance Design truck about 25 years ago and sold it to pay taxes. I always regretted it. Now I get to do it again.

My intentions for the truck are to use the original engine, standard transmission / driveline, which have been rebuilt. I have purchased Fenton Exhaust headers, a Fenton two single barrel intake and Wayne cast aluminum valve / side covers for the engine.

It will be converted to 12 volts. The color I have chosen is a Medium Green Metallic, and the grille will be painted Cream. The seats / door panels will be Black.

The suspension I will keep original.

I am thinking of the Smoothie wheels, painted the same color of the truck, with chrome hubcaps. If something more original looking comes along that I can use with blackwall radials, I may use them.

These trucks were new when I was getting my driver's licence. I always loved the sound of a 6 cylinder Chevy with dual exhaust. This will be similar to the 1st series 1955 that I had to sell.

Thanks for your interest,

John Baker


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