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Owned by Daniel Baxter
Bolter # 25339
Vancouver Island

Talking about this truck
in the Welcome Centre

26 July 2010
New Owner
# 2766

More pix of the old truck in Photobucket!

From Daniel :

I just joined the Stovebolt crowd this past June. I'm an old retired guy from Van Isle. I'm on my second truck in the last year. I had a 1967 GMC and sold to my buddy in Langley.

I bought this 1965 C10 from hb32 (his story is below). It was in nice shape. I bought it sight unseen just like he did. I saw pics of it on here.

Since buying this classic truck, I've changed a few things. Rally wheels have been added along with new turbo mufflers, a different rear bumper and a 3 speed shifter. I also installed an Offy VC intake, Holley 350 and Hei to replace the Pertronix distributor.

Still more to do. Only takes time.

Thanks a bunch,

Daniel Baxter


01 March 2010
# 2766

More truck pictures of my old truck

From Roger :

I had been actively searching for a 1964-1966 old truck, when I found this one for sale on Craigslist. I was actually looking for a short Fleetside but this seemed to be worth looking at. After several phone calls and emails with the owner, I agreed to buy it before seeing it (except for pictures).

My girlfriend and I left early on a Saturday morning from Vancouver British Columbia (Canada) and arrived in Eugene, Oregon about six hours later. We took the truck for a test drive around the block and less then an hour later, we were on our way back home. We spent the night outside of Portland.

The next morning, we headed north with no issues until we passed Everett, Washington where the truck seemed to hesitate. The gas gauge was not working, so I suspected it was low on gas.

Less then 20 minutes later, it starting hesitating again and we managed to limp it into Bellingham off and on the shoulder. It felt fuel related, but I was unable to determine for sure. It was raining plus it was getting dark and we were trying to make it to the border. I tried some carb cleaner in it, which worked for a short time and we managed to get it to Blaine, close to the border. We parked it there for a week waiting for the title to follow.

I moved the truck to a friend of a friend's place in Bellingham. Along the way, we determined that the tank was full of sediment when we pulled off the top of the carburetor on the side of the road. I have since rebuilt the carb and will clean out the tank when I get it home.

The truck is fairly original, but looks like it may have been repainted in some areas. For the most part, it appears to be mostly rust free as the floors, rockers, cab corners and lower fenders show no signs of body work or rust. It has no options and is powered by a a 230 with a 3 speed column shift.

The interior is also clean with an original floor mat. According to the seller, it sat for 22 years in a garage and was last registered in 1988. The mileage shows 64,700 which looks to be right considering the condition of the truck and the wear on the interior.

Inside the glovebox were all the titles from purchase, along with the Owner's Manual and the protect-o-plate.

Not sure what I am going to do with it as I would like a short Fleetside. Talking about this truck in the DITY Gallery.

Roger Hallingham
Bolter # 19119
Surrey, British Columbia

Nice truck, good story and pics. Very nice old half ton in mostly original condition. This find is proof that there are still lot's of unmolested "Bolts" still out there. ~~ J. Lucas, Stovebolt Curator


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