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1971 Chevy C-50 3-Ton Flatbed Dump Truck


Owned by

David Butler
Bolter # 16168
Silverthorne, Colorado

20 September 2007
# 2061


From David :

           I have a submission for Stovebolt. This is my 1971 C-50 20-foot flatbed dump truck. I bought it for only $500 but had to put $2, 000 in to it because of previous neglect.

           I came across this truck one night on Craig's List. I had a limited budget, but I badly needed a truck that could haul a lot of weight. The previous owner told me later that he had just listed this truck for the first time that night, and really just wanted it gone because he had no place to store it.

           This truck's leaf springs are massive. I've hauled three loads in two days that were seven to eight tons each! So it is at least a three ton. I never even saw the leafs flex! It has two big hydralic rams that work, but I can't figure out how to fill the resovior with fluid. That is my next challenge, but otherwise it all works great.

           I plan to sandblast the all steel bed and paint it black. The cab will have my company name on it (I am a landscape contractor up here in the mountains of Colorado). When I finish this, I will send more pics.

           Thank you for taking the time to read this. I am very proud to be a part of this family.

           I love this truck!