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"OLGREEN"

Owned by Jon Christensen
"JC"
Bolter # 5691
Prairie Village, Kansas


16 January 2008 Update
# 1487

More photos in Photobucket

From Jon :

       It's been about a year and a half since I got Ol' Green from 'Bolter Tony Smith (4-5-6 Trucks). Now it's almost ready for it's maiden voyage. It's been a long journey just getting the amateur restoration finished, but it seems like much more than 18 months!

       The goal was to get a basic, presentable work truck together by doing all the work myself and my two sons in my small garage without spending a lot of money. I accomplished most of my goals which included: 4.12 rear pumpkin for the Eaton rear, new wood bed (ebony stained pine) [ bed pix ], new brakes, decent stock seat, basic rust repair using my mig welder, and a rebuilt 250 six cylinder [ pix ] (it had a 194 in it).

       A lot of the needed parts were acquired by trading, swap meets and various sources on the internet, including the Stovebolt Swap Meet, of course!

       By far the proudest accomplishment on Ol' Green is the Surf Green and white rolled rustoleum enamel paint job! I followed the instructions as posted on the H.A.M.B. site a while back and am happy with the results -- although it still needs some finishing work.

       I had the green mixed at the local hardware store, matching the original faded green color of the truck. It looks great from 10 feet away! Good enough for my work truck. We will try to perfect it for the next set of projects which include a '63, '56, and '41 Chevy Truck.

       Thanks to many on Stovebolt for helping with advice and parts, especially Tony Smith and George (Wrenchbender Ret.) Capito [ George's 1958 C-10 ] . It also helps to live nearby LMC and Classic Parts!

       I hope this Gallery Submission update inspires others to get their projects on the road. I've had multitudes of car / truck / motorcycle projects over the years and this is the first one that has been completed!

 

JC

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.


03 April 2006
# 1487

From Jon:

       Hi. Here is my Gallery submission and pic. It's a "work in progress" shot of OLGREEN, a 1966 Chevy C20 I received on a trade with local Stovebolter, Tony Smith. This project has a much better chance for getting back on the road than my previous project!

       My plans are to have OLGREEN as a daily driver by this summer. OLGREEN is the most original truck project I have ever had. It's a bone stock original, 6 cylinder 4 speed, last licensed in Oklahoma in 1998.

       I am making some changes though -- like the 17.5 wheels and tires (I have had set aside for years) and a newer seat. Current work involves rebuilding the brakes, repairing rust, electrical work and putting new wood in the bed.

           More photos in my Yahoo photo album.

       If it wasn't for the Stovebolt web site, it is unlikely that I would have OLGREEN. The site is a wonderful place to learn about these great trucks and meet some great folks. Thanks for a terrific site!

Jon Christensen
"JC"

     

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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