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Owned by Marty Gable
14 April 2008 Update

From Marty :

           Hi guys, just wanted to give you a few more pictures of my 1947 Chevy that are a bit more current then the one I have on here now and when I first purchased it ($300 in 1985). I also have a couple with our original 1946 teardrop trailer. [ Interior shot ]

           I wanted to add that the truck was originally used by the telephone company. In fact, it had a sticker on the radio plate that had a saying on it and at the bottom, it actually said "MA Bell" on it. But dummy me, I sanded it off! Ya know, if we could go back and do things over ..... anyway.

           Also, the truck was built in October of 1947 in Kansas City, Mo.

           The truck is almost like a part of the family now.

           We have been busy with the truck trying to get ready for our trip from Colorado to Knoxville, Tennessee at the end of the month. We are going to the NSRA Street Rod Nationals South.

           Then we'll head up to Indy to see family. Then a trip down Route 66 in Illinois to back country driving to Omaha to see more family. After that, it'll be a trip Nebraska for Pioneer Village. Finally a small car show in St. Francis, Kansas.

           We'll have the teardrop trailer, of course for this 3700 mile round trip. Here is a a nice picture with a great background.

           As far as the 1948 COE goes [ front pix ] -- its still an on-going project. Right now I should have more time to work on it. This winter progress on it has been pretty slow, since we are still working on the stretch of the cab (extended cab with back seat) [ interior pix ] . This will be used for towing our fifth wheel RV.


9 November 2003

From Marty :

           Surfing the net, I ran across your page. I thought i would include a picture or two of my 1947 (real one) Chevrolet pickup. [ Front shot ] I have street rodded it, running a 406 Chevrolet small block with a th400 2800 converter with 3:08 gears. It has an air ride suspension with a '72 Nova front clip and rr, ps man brakes / disc. Built the truck over 14 years ago and have owned it for the last 17 years.  A hog farmer was the previous owner.

           I have logged over 84,000 miles on it with travels including MN, OK, WA and all other states in between. We are based in Colorado. [ Engine pix ]

           I am also building a 1948 GMC COE [ pix ] for the next project. I'm running a blown and injected bb Chevrolet for pulling my 5th wheel! 

Thanks for the time,



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