Pete Baublet's

1958 Chevy Trifecta - Stepside, Fleetside and Cameo


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21 August 2006
# 1323 and # 1324 and #1627

From Pete:

             Hey fellow Stovebolters!  I finally completed my tri-fecta!  I recently found and purchased this 1958 Cameo with factory air conditioning and a nice rumored story that I have yet to get confirmed.  The previous owner passed on the story that this truck's original owner was Roy Rogers.  The truck was built in Los Angeles but even if the story can't be confirmed,  I am ecstatic since I now own all three models from 1958. (My '58 Fleetside and Stepside were the first two).

             Now I own the crown jewel -- the elusive '58 Cameo, only 1405 built. 

             Gotta love these trucks! 

Pete Baublet
"txpete"
Bolter # 9432
Texas


16 December 2005
# 1323 and # 1324

From Pete:

 

             Hi. Love the site. Good day to all of you Stovebolters out there. This is a picture my 1958 Chevy Stepside. My birth year is 1958 and I always wanted an Apache.

             Three years ago after sending my youngest to college, I convinced my wife that I could no longer live without one. After shopping the internet and magazines for a year, I found this fully restored stock stepside in New Mexico -- about 12 hours away. Over the phone, I visited with the older gentleman who had if for sale. And then sent him the money -- sight unseen.

 
              

He had the truck from 1962 until 2002. He had started his radiator business in 1962 with this truck but it had been parked since '72. It was restored by a Clovis, NM shop in 1998. The gentleman discovered that at 80 years old, he could no longer drive without power steering and decided to sell it to me. He teared up as I drove off with it on the trailer. I assured him I would not sell it as it was a dream of mine to own a '58.

             I got the bug and have subsequently purchased this '58 big window Fleetside with all the trim and a 283. It, like my Stepside, had started it's life as a radiator shop truck. How could I resist?

             I will need to totally restore this one over time. Looking forward to ya'll advice.

Thanks,

Pete Baublet
"txpete"
Bolter # 9432
Texas



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