Mark Francis'

1948 Chevy 1/2-Ton Extended Cab

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18 October 2006
# 1693

From Mark :

           I bought this 1948 Chevy 1/2-ton on my 10th wedding anniversary and it took about three weeks for my wife, Sharon, to start talking to me again.

           I work at a Chevrolet dealership and when we first got the truck, I thought we would throw a quick paint job on it and use it for a parts truck. We had the truck just about ready to go for paint when my Sharon said that you and the boys (Eric who is 11 and Craig who is 9) are really going to like that truck. She said Sunday afternoons you and the boys will be out in it and I will be stuck at home because it only hauls three. I told her all we have to do is make it an extended cab and we all can go. She asked what that would cost and I said $2500. I, of course, had no idea.

           We added 24 inches to the frame and cab and two years later we are driving it. I'll be happy to answer any questions about my truck. Feel free to email me, just be sure to put "Stovebolt" in the subject line so that I'll know it's not junk mail. (I think I have that fixed automatically -- but just in case, be sure it's there ~~ Editor)

Mark Francis
Bolter # 3306
New Bremen, Ohio

           You've gotta check out Mark's slideshow. This is so totally cool. It's like watching the truck being re-done a click at a time. And just when you think it's done, there's more clicks! I just love this. Once you get to the link, be sure to check on the yellow block that says "view slideshow" then you can watch them one at a time (using the arrows), at a nice, leisurely pace. Keep your drool cloth close. ~~ Editor

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