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  Owned by Dan Cross
Bolter # 19644
Atkins, Iowa
06 March 2009
# 2551

From Dan :

I recently purchased a 1949 4400 Chevy from a close friend of the family. I ended up trading him an even trade -- the truck for a 1941 Chevy two-door sedan.

The truck is a running and complete truck. It needs a little work but I am up for the challenge.

I really don't know the whole history behind this truck but my friend's Father used to haul pigs to town and back with this truck. They decided to modify the bed and turn it into a dump bed. They put a hydraulic cylinder that you would have to hook up to a tractor to dump, since it was just a flat bed.

I really got interested in this truck because my boss wanted the right front fender! (It is crushed.) So I went and looked at it and they wanted $50 for the truck. I kicked it around and his Father (Emil) wanted my Mom's boyfriends '49 Chevy four-door sedan. But the boyfriend won't give it up. So I said, "Here ... let's trade my '41 Chevy two-door sedan for it -- straight up."

Both run. Both are almost complete. Both have titles. We agreed on the trade.

I have always been a fan of the older cars. My Father has a 1930 Pontiac. I have a 1935 Chevy and my Brother has a 1936 Chevy pickup.

I started working for Bloomsbury Farm and my boss has a 1949 Chevy 6400, which I am restoring right now. I will have pictures of that and another story on it! Both his truck and mine are in really really great condition. I will post pictures of them both as we start to work on them.

I was always trying to buy that truck for him and he wouldn't sell it. Then we found this truck and I fell in love with the Big Bolt trucks.


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