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"Blue Funk"

Owned by Dave Douglas
"Davey Do"
Bolter # 22603
Godfrey, IL

Talking about this truck
in the DITY Gallery

01 May 2010
# 2780

More pictures of my old truck

From Dave :

One of my favorite lines in the movie "Wonder Boys" is: "... there's a story behind it, but it's not very interesting." So it is with my purchase of the Blue Funk. I saw this 1951 Chevy 1/2-ton. I fell in love with it. I impetuously purchased it. For almost the asking price.

I have tinkered with this old truck, as it runs well and requires little attention. It did have a shiny paint job when I bought it, but I like the worn and weathered look. So, I've taken steel wool to it and plan to "antique" it with some various shades of blue exterior satin paint. I've made up a logo for it and have painted it on both doors.

Something interesting (at least to me) is the reason I named it the Blue Funk: If ever I was bummed out, I'd tell others "I'm driving a blue funk." Hence.

I enjoy learning and have done so in getting involved with The Stovebolt Page. From auto mechanics to posting pictures.

Although rather cliquish, I'd like to say, as the Crumb poster says, and urge you to: "Keep on truckin'".


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