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Owned by Paul Beaudoin
"Original 1"
Bolter # 21687
Henderson, Nevada

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01 September 2009
# 2655

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From Paul :

Greetings,

I work for a company in Las Vegas which fabricates exhibits for the tradeshow industry. In December 2005, one of our AE was the middle party involved in acquiring this truck for one of his clients, The Lee Jeans Co. They wanted to use the truck to display their jeans in the utility compartments of the bed.

Our shop did some minor modifications to install slim neon lights and interior linings inside the utility compartments using mostly double-faced tape and velcro for adhesive. Lee Jeans Co. used the truck twice in 2006 and then changed their display. The old truck sat in one of our warehouses thereafter.

At the end of 2008, Lee Jeans Co. decided to write off the truck and let our AE dispose of it in whatever manner he chose as long as there were no costs to them. They had paid $2,500 for it plus an additional $500 to have their logo painted on the hood.

Our AE tried to sell it for $1,200. I asked him what would be his lowest price. He said he would consider $700. Later on, I walked in his office, laid four 100 dollar bills on his desk. I walked out with the papers and the keys!

So for $400, I had just bought myself a perfectly running 1951 Chevy 3/4-ton utility truck with a new 6 volt battery (only used twice), 4 brand new tires and rims, a freshly overhauled Inline 6 216 engine (overhauled in 2005 by the previous owner).

All lights work, all windows are good, Fenton dual exhaust manifold. What a deal!!!

The only other similar truck in your Gallery was from Steve "Builder" Vandenberg with a 1952 1/2 ton utility truck.

My utility has the name Powers of St. Louis as the conversion company. I need parts for it (tailgate). I seem to have other minor things missing but without a pix of what it should look like it's hard to tell. Can anyone help me out?

This is my first project. I fell in love with it (of course, the price helped) and it's a keeper.

Paul

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