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Owned by Jon Christensen
Bolter # 5691
Prairie Village, Kansas

31 October 2006
# 1709

More pix of my old truck

From Jon :

           Here are some pictures of my latest project truck. It's a 1956 Chevy 3/4 ton flatbed I bought off eBay last Summer. It was located near Tulsa, Oklahoma. It belonged to the seller's Father-in-law who had a big block with an automatic in it. He had pulled the drivetrain and let it sit in his yard for quite a while. The city was after him to clear out his yard. So off it went to his son-in-law's where it also sat for quite a while until it was decided to eBay it off.

           The pictures were taken in Coffeyville, Kansas last September on the way home after picking it up. The old train in the background is an old workhorse, just like the truck! The doors on the '56 are off an old moving truck. The faded lettering reads something about Mayflower in Indianapolis, Indiana.

           I won't get started on the '56 until I finish Ol' Green, my '66 C20 (which just has some new paint). So, I figure it will be next Spring. The body is in pretty good shape and I am looking forward to doing bodywork without fighting much rust! My plans are to add a stepside bed from one of my parts trucks, restore the body and paint it black. I have a rebuilt 6 cylinder drivetrain from a '58 pickup that will go in it and a custom re-upholstered original seat. I have a set of 17.5 wheels with new rubber that should give me some better gearing!

           This site is the wonderful! I have been able to locate parts and get in touch with great people to help me with my hobby. Thanks for the great work!

Jon Christensen

Jon's first truck in the Gallery was a 1965 GMC 1/2-Ton 4 x 4. In April 2006, Jon added a 1966 Chevy C-20 ("Ol Green"). Then, in October 2006, he added a 1956 Chevy 3/4-ton Flatbed to the Gallery. So no one thinks he's not busy, in October 2010, he added a 1966 Chevy K20 3/4-ton 4wd Stepside.



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