Travis Baldwin's

1953 3100 Deluxe Pickup

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March  2004  

From Travis:

         When I was 17, I quit school. My parents found out about a program for troubled teens and suggested to me to go there for five months to get my GED and find out what I want to do with my life. 

         Well, I was not wanting to go there for nothing in the world. UNTIL my step-Dad whispered to me at the orientation that if I join and get through and get my GED, he'd get me an old pick-up.  My eyes just lit up 'cause I'd always wanted an old Chevy pickup.  

         So I graduated the program and soon after, I woke up one morning to a 1953 Chevy Stepside sitting in my yard. I was so happy! So I've been working my butt off to try and get my old truck looking right so I can pick up the honeys!

         It is a 1953 Chevy 1/2-ton and it has the original 216c.u. straight 6. It also has a Muncie transmision and a 4:11 rear.  We got the truck running even though it's not been turned over since 1985.  After about $50, the truck was running and soon I will have it sandblasted and painted.  

         The program I went to was Tarheel Challenge and I got my truck from my mentor for $1200!  I joined the Army 'cause what better way to support the troops than fight with them!  So I leave may 11th 2004 for basic training. 

         Thanks for your time and seeing all of these other trucks gives me great ideas for mine. 



Travis Baldwin

          Travis - That is a sweet looking '53!  Thanks for adding your truck and your story to the Stovebolt Page - and thanks too for your service to our great country!~~ Curator

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