Al Falke's

1957 Chevy 3100 1/2-Ton


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08 August 2005 Update

From Al:

          Greetings fellow Bolt lovers. Here are some updated pics of my '57. It's had some body work done, a lower door skin and hinge bracket. I fixed a bad door hinge and panel on driver's side. Welded in some floorboard and step well metal. Added some plywood to the bed (temporary fix). Painted and installed the grill and headlight rings. Finished up some work under the hood. And shot a coat of retro black paint.

          I'm going to upgrade the suspension next -- springs, shackles, U-bolts and shocks and reupolster the seat, and install turn signals. As any Bolter knows, these are the parts that are always bad on these ole Bolts. Then it'll be ready for some cruisin'.

          The little T is the wife's parade car and advertises her business here in town. I hope to be sending some pics on my '53 upgrade soon -- it's on the jack stands now. More later!

          Thanks and keep on truckin'.

Al

Al Falke
"Resto44"
Bolter # 3926
Lowry City, Missouri

        Check out some of Al's other 'Bolts: a '53 3/4 ton-Chevy -- a '48 1/2-ton Chevy -- a 1950-something Chevy 3100 1/2-ton -- a '64 Chevy vintage racing jalopy - along with a lot of extra parts (my friend had to clean up his property) We got all these parts at a real bargain! And a 1946 Chevy Coupe in the Alternate Gallery! ~~ Editor


17 May 2005

From Al:

          Hi ya fellow Bolters. Here are a couple of pics of my '57. It's been a long winter. I've been doin' some upgrading on the ole beast, which includes new king pins and a new engine (350). I replaced the old, rusted-out bed with a bed I recently purchased which was in far better shape than the old one.

          I took the old bed and some fenders to the Shriner's swap meet at the Woodland's (in Kansas ) and sold them.

          I'm currently rebuilding the left side door hinges, floor board, and step. Hope to complete body work this month and put on some paint. I'll send more pics when it's done.

Keep on truckin'

Al

Al Falke
"resto44"
Lowry, MO
(by beautiful Truman Lake, and Osceola, Spoonbill fishing capital of the world)

        Check out some of Al's other 'Bolts: a '53 3/4 ton-Chevy -- a '48 1/2-ton Chevy -- a '64 Chevy vintage racing jalopy - along with a lot of extra parts (my friend had to clean up his property) We got all these parts at a real bargain! And a 1946 Chevy Coupe in the Alternate Gallery! ~~ Editor


09 July 2004

From Al:

          I have yet another Bolt to submit for your fine web site. It's a '57 1/2-ton which we aquired a few months back. It is all original. We have the original seat and all the insides. The original master cycle in the floor on the drivers side, windows are not cloudy or creamy either. So that is good. It has a 283 V8 and 3 spd. column shift. I've replaced all the brakes and lines and installed a new master cylinder -- at least it stops good.

         Keep on truckin!

Al Falke
"resto44"
Lowry, MO



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