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"Ms. Agatha"

Previous owned by John Bennett
Bolter # 521
New Port Richey ,Florida

02 November 2011 Update

From John :

I sold my 1940 Burb. I hated to do it but had too. Sold it to a guy north of Orlando and asked him to join the Stovebolt page.

Guess I'll be looking for a new truck after I hit Texas.


12 March  2003  

From John,

I have been here on The Stovebolt Page for I guess quite awhile.  So I thought I send a few pictures of Ms. Agatha, my 1940 Chevy Suburban. This old 'Burb is equipped with 216 cubic inch engine, three speed floor shift transmission, 4.11 to 1 enclosed drive shaft.  She carries eight passengers including driver, and as you can see, she is a labor of love.

I hope to someday get her back on the road.

I took her all a part. Started with the frame and am working my way slowly to complete her repair.  I've been working on her for quite awhile.  It is a hobby - mostly repair a part and put it back on the truck, or buy a new or rebuilt part put it back on the truck sort of thing. 

Anything to do with safety, brakes or steering gets the new or rebuilt parts. The rest is rebuilt myself or I search for a better part if I can find it. Not easy but It can be done. 

Well, keep up the good work on the site.  I really enjoy the input from Stovebolter's from all over  the world that contribute to this Page. The collective knowledge here has really been a help.

The photos here are at the beginning of the project day after I got Agatha home.  I did have pictures of her as she is now but lost them in computer crash of May 2002 and then my camera died. I will send updates when I get the chance. 

The pipe and rope in the photo of the front end was a dead man I used to get Agatha off the trailer with a come a long.

Take care and best regards,

John Bennett

John - that is a nice old Suburban you have - keep us posted on progress and send in those updated pictures when you get a moment! ~ Curator


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