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03 April 2006 Update

From Matt:

     Hey all! I've been busy studying up here at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden so I haven't had much time to send in progress pics of my 'Bolt. These pictures are late in the summer right before I left for school this past August.

     I've rebuilt the SM420 and the T-221, repaired and painted the frame, and installed a new set of axles out of an '88 Suburban K-10.

     All that's left to do is repair the body and find a motor for the old guy. I'm hoping to paint it two tone Woodland Green and white and to install a fuel injected 283.

     Thanks for a fantastic web site and for all the great advice I've gotten from everyone.

Matt Beal
Bolter # 3675

     This truck look familiar to you? Hmmm? You may have noticed (a few Bolters did), that this truck is the icon for the '60-'66 series trucks! ~~ Editor

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18 May 2004 Update

From Matt:

     I'm just about done with disassembly, with only the motor and cab remaining. The rest has been gutted and prepared for restoration.

From Matt:

     Bill Swaim sold his 1961 Chevy K-10 4 x 4 to me.  I have started a frame-off restoration of this one-of-a-kind pick-up, and will be sending better pictures shortly. Bill reported that it is an original 4 x 4 with a few modifications: 350 engine, bucket seats, ralleys, relocated fuel tank, tilt and power steering, heavy duty bumpers, and updated fuse box. The fellow he got it from said it originally came out of Wyoming, then to Colorado, and then Missouri. Here are the pictures when I first got it:

     Thanks for your help and a great website.

Matt Beal

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