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"Big Bob"

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26 March 2002

A Day in the Life of Big Bob

Weather here is SNOW again. On Sunday I took the time to get Big Bob started and mobile. Then the snow came and he's under two inches AGAIN.

I'm working on stake sides. I picked up a set at a farm auction last fall for $1.00 and they are in pretty good shape. The stakes aren't lined up right so I'm putting new boards in. Total investment to date: $200 for the truck, $45 for the new spring plates, $1.00 for the bed sides, $5.00 for the plug wires at a swap meet, and $6.00 for the spark plugs.

I'm going to get the U bolts for the rear end soon. Then the interior gets a good cleaning and floor pans welded in. It is the best of the five or six trucks I have other than my '91 GMC! Even the tires are good!

Editor's note: The "again" may be referring to this picture.

You may remember Danny's truck from the "It Ran When I Parked It" Photo contest -- "Old Man Winter"

09 August 2001

From Danny:

New addition at the Bowles household!

1953 6500 2-ton

Thanks to those who sent me info on the truck because other than Chevy 6500, I didn't know much!

I did know that a driveable truck for $200 is a good deal! Even the gas gauge still works. All 6-v with new battery and starter in the last 2 years. $185 in receipts in the glove box keeping the mice warm.

The boys are a little bigger than before! Courtland is 8 now and Eli is 5 1/2 and they both dig Stovebolts!

Danny Bowles
(back home in Michigan for good)
CI 46

Danny's also got a good-looking 1953 1-Ton Dump Truck (the editor is partial to dumps). Yup, the boys definitely look bigger ... even in front of a bigger truck! -- Peggy

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