Matt Droege's

1955 Chevy 4400

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23 August 2005
# 1204

From Matt: 

          Here is my red ' 55 4400 -- I picked it up for $150. It was an x-logging company firetruck. They were attempting to put a Olds 455 in this truck but it didn't fit to well.

          I have a 283 to put back in with the standard trans.

          This really is a nice, clean, original truck with the original bed and metal strips to reuse.

          Undecided on the color yet. This truck I'll start next. 

          I actually have more Bolts but this is a start. You have my '57 3100 Shortbox, my '56 4400 Napco from a while ago. This '55 (red) 4400 and the blue '55 6500. I also have a '55 big window that is going to be a complete restoration. Clearly I have too many project but I love them all.

      I'm sure you guys are busy. Thanks for your hard work. Stovebolt is a daily stop for me.


Matt Droege
Bolter # 6585
Creswell, Oregon

Matt has had quite a few Bolts. Added to the Gallery in 2016: a 1953 GMC 450 Pumper Tender; a 1957 Chevy 10500 Fire Engine; a 1957 Chevy 10700 Tandem Short Logger. In his collection: a 1955 Second Series Chevy 1/2-Ton Short Box; a 1955 3100 Second Series Stepside; a 1955 Chevy 6500; a 1956 Chevy 6500; a 1957 Chevy 3100 Shortbox; a 1957 Chevy 6500 Dump Truck; a 1957 Chevy 3800 1-ton and "lots of part trucks." A few he has let go (but they are still in our Gallery): a 1955 Chevy 3100 4 x 4 (sold to a good friend); a 1955 Chevy 4400 (sold and dismantled); a 1956 Chevy 3100 Shortbox (sold); a 1956 Chevy 4400 1.5-Ton Napco (sold)

Matt is 6'7" and wants to "fit comfortably in the cab." Matt says "They each have their own personalities. Even the worn out '55 6500 just keeps plugging along. I guess that's why I enjoy collecting them. I like a truck with a little history, and I know most of these trucks histories. It would be hard to call any my favorite" .~~ Editor

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