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1946 GMC Pickup Truck

Owned by

Eddie Caton
Bolter # 3476
Burlington, Ontario
Canada

 

06 December 2007
# 2147

From Eddie :

           Hi! I joined Stovebolt at least a couple years ago but I never submitted a picture of my truck. This is my 1946 GMC. I bought it from my Father about four years ago. Dad bought it in 1984. I understand that it was stationary and field-bound, and was "restored" and given-out as repayment to a debt to the person my Father bought it from.

           I remember one of my first rides in it, probably before I had a licence, driving it to my best friend's house nearby on icy roads, and determining that only one wheel had brakes. That has since been fixed.

           Dad rebuilt the tranny and put new wood in the bed floor. Dad used it as a truck, and I borrowed it from him in high school to use when I was DJ'ing (good for carrying speakers).

           This is a Canadian truck with a 216. I'll be cleaning it up a bit - most of the bondo in the truck is delaminating - and I'll be turning it into a runner again soon. Here's a nice picture from the side.

Well, I could probably tell you a lot more, but I wouldn't know where to end! Most of the stories would be about how the truck was included in certain events during my mis-spent youth.

Thank you,

Eddie Caton

           Well, Eddie, glad to see we got your truck in here. And if your Bolter # is under 5,000 anymore -- you are definitely one of the "old timers." Nice to have you in the Gallery now, too. ~~ Editor

           I'm having truck envy. I'm a Canuck, too but from the west coast in beautiful B.C. Nice to see a Canadian GMC truck in the Gallery. Your truck looks very at home sitting on the cobble stone drive with the rod iron fence and brick clad house. Sure glad to hear that you're old truck is still doin' its duty as it were. ~~ Mike "Burgandybolt" Allen, Stovebolt Welcome (Panel) Wagon

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