The Gallery

1956 Chevy 4400 Napco Brush Truck 4x4

Around the 'Bolt...

Search the 'Bolt - more than 100,000 pages of info. Start here if you're hunting!

Discussion Forums
More than 38,400 registered Stovebo
lters from around the world talking old trucks, and sharing technical help.

Gallery More than 3,140 old truck stories with photos from Stovebolters worldwide! More in our DITY Gallery.

Tech Tips
Helpful tips on truck restoration, identification, preservation; project stories, Build Blogs and Stovebolt histories.

Find out who's doing what, where and when! See who else is in your neighborhood with an old truck.

The Swap Meet
FREE Classified ads for trucks, parts, truck citings, eBay / Craigslist, Hauling Board.

Nothing new under the sun ... got some good Frequently Asked Questions here, and will probably have more!

Sagas, Feature Stories and some stuff we've done here and there and don't know where else to put it!

Stovebolt Hoo-ya
'Bolter wear, calendars, bling and other goodies!

Stovebolt Office
About Us, Contacting Us, Stovebolt Supporters, and other pertinent administrivia.

Return to the home page

No parts of this site, its contents, photos or graphics may be used without permission.

Copyright © 1995-2023
Leonardtown, Maryland



Owned by Mike Boteler
"Mike B"
Bolter # 4283
Hughesville, Maryland

01 April 2009
# 2586

From Mike :

Thought you might like to see the picture of my 1956 Chevy Brush Truck.  It's a 4400 Napco 4x4 with a 265 V8 and a 4-speed transmission.

A guy from SPAMFFA looked me up to tell me about an event coming up in Fredericksburg (MD) where my '57 Fire Engine came from.  He said they were looking for me to ask if I would bring my truck to their anniversary festivities. 

In the process, he tells me he is restoring a 1937 ALF.  I mentioned I also had a brush truck. Turns out, he had some pictures (the one on the right) and info of my truck.  He said it was made by Damascus and that it has parts from a 1932 truck used in making it. I need to learn more.  He thinks I should restore it back! 

Where would I ever fine all of the stuff that was on that truck and what would that cost???

Restore? Yes, I said restore. Here's what the truck looks like NOW!

When you see these -- the before and now pictures -- people think you have them labeled backwards. Most of us buy rust and turn it into a gem. This was a gem that's now rust.

Mike B

Mike has some good Task Force identification information on his web site, Mike's Garage.

I think restoring it back as a brush truck would make for a far more significant and fun vehicle than just another stakebed truck (albeit one with 4WD).  Given the current condition of the truck, I'd say a full, accurate and exact restoration is probably going to be prohibitively expensive.  But I bet you could get reasonably close without busting the bank. My opinion, anyway. That truck sure would look great at the Winchester Fire truck Parade! ~ Editor


Home | FAQ | Forum | Swap Meet | Gallery | Tech Tips | Events | Features | Search | Hoo-ya Shop