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1959 Chevy 1/2-Ton Stepside


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10 October 2006 Update
# 1647

From Lane :

          This is a short update to let everyone know what’s happening with this vehicle.

          I’ve finished removing the parts that I needed and the truck was just getting in the way. I called up a fellow ’Bolter that lives fairly close to me and offered him the truck. That’s ColinB in the picture here tying down the truck on the trailer. He’s a high school student with a rather limited budget for his trucks, so I thought that I’d help him out a little bit. I’d rather see someone else be able to use these parts instead of scrapping them. All the better to help out a fellow (young) ‘Bolter!

          It’s now time to continue on with cleaning up the ’57 GMC. I’ll be finishing the truck as a ’59 Chevy (love the dual headlights!  It’s also easier to find Chevy parts than GMC parts!). So stay tuned (although this may take a while!).

Lane Fotty
"Photo"
Bolter # 8515
Leduc, Alberta
Canada


05 September 2006
# 1647

From Lane :

          I purchased this vehicle to use as a parts source for my truck build project (a 1957 GMC 1-ton). This vehicle was mostly complete (missing only radiator from what I could see) and I was able to turn the motor over by hand. The plate in the truck reads “S/N 93204608865A, Eng C402118” which (apparently) would indicate that it is a 1959 ½-ton short box Stepside.

           After delivery, I began gutting what was left of the vehicle. The front end sheet metal has been completely removed and dismantled (front fenders are almost totally useless and will be replaced). The cab is in pretty rough condition as well. I mainly would like to use the dash and instruments out of it in rebuilding my ’57.

           This truck is equipped with the original factory radio and speaker (located above the windshield between the sunvisors). I’ve been told that they are pretty rare and very desired items!

           The body seems pretty bad. I’ve removed the rear fenders and running boards in order to have some spare parts for the ’57. The bed sides and bed wood are totally shot! This truck did come with a tailgate, so I’ll be saving that as well!

           The truck has now been dismantled to the point that I don’t think that I’ll need any more parts off of it. I’ve listed it on the Swap Meet page of the Stovebolt with little luck!

           So, I’ve decided to donate it to another ‘Bolter that lives fairly close to me (and who has a lot more room than I do to store it). I figure that I can afford to donate it to a young Bolter (still in high school) who could make better use of the (almost) complete drive train than I can!

Lane Fotty
"Photo"
Bolter # 8515
Leduc, Alberta
Canada



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