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  Owned by Jeff Botts
"Iron Clad"
Bolter # 13344
Boring, Oregon
06 March 2009
# 2550

From Jeff :

Hello everyone.  I just wanted to add another vehicle to the Stovebolt gallery.
 
This is my recent purchase, a 1965 Chevy half-ton Suburban.  It has a 292 six and a three on the tree.
 
Here is the bad:  It has lots of rust, the rear differential growls, the heater doesn't work, the headlights don't work, the exhaust is shot, the shocks are shot, and Lord knows what else!!
 
Here is the good:  The 292 runs very well, it only cost me $800, it's a Chevy, and I LOVE IT!!!

View from the driver's side; view from the back
 
I actually drove it home an hour and a half on a 27 degree day.  The engine ran well and I was freezing, well at least the rear differential didn't freeze!!
 
So let the fun begin.  I plan to keep it mostly stock.  I will keep the 292, I'm a big fan of the straight sixes and that's the main reason why I bought this Suburban.  Well, at least I have my 1960 Chevy pickup to drive around while restoring the Suburban.
 
Thanks,
 
Jeff Botts



Jeff has a few trucks in the Stovebolt Gallery: a 1960 Chevy Apache 1/2-Ton Stepside, a 1965 Chevy Half-Ton Suburban; and recently added in 2012 a 1966 Chevy C60 2-Ton Big Bolt named "Brutus." ~ Editor

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