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Owned by Bill Gervais
Bolter # 15
Rhode Island

04 May 2009 Update

More pictures on Photobucket

From Bill :

Serious work has finally begun on my 1946 Chevy Art Deco 1/2-ton. I thought it might be nice to share and update the photos.

The truck is in a shop in Bristol, Rhode Island and is getting the required welding done to install an open driveline. I had a 250 straight 6 lined up to go in but at the last minute my source had probate problems. So the engine and everything else that he had stored was locked up pending court.

Rather than wait, I grabbed a cheap 305 v8 instead for mock up. I will be offering my 216 engine, transmission and rear axle for sale cheap so if you or anyone that you know is interested, please pass along my info. I have been extremely busy with work so I have not posted it on the for sale forum yet but I will soon.

I'm hopeful that this will be the year, finally, that I can drive my '46 in confidence. Wish me luck.

Best regards,

Bill Gervais

25 January 2001

From Bill:

I would like to post these pictures on my gallery page.

This is the best the truck has looked in a while...

Passenger side / driver's side

Bill Gervais

June 2000

I finally got my truck going about 45 MPH today. It was on the back of a flatbed. I'm working on it and hope to be driving it again next year.

Here are some new pictures of my truck. They are a better representation of what it looks like than the original I sent. Progress on it is very slow but at least its going forward. I still love the site and check it out frequently.

I know in this picture (the original one) the truck looks blue due to the lighting, but it is black. The big fat Mickey Thompson 50 series tires and slotted wheels had to go. They were rubbing on the suspension and steering in the front and sticking out in the back. But they were suitable to pull the truck out from behind my neighbors garage where it sat for 10 years and was sinking into the dirt. Now a set of junkyard steel wheels painted red in true retro fashion fit nicely and add a little color to my otherwise colorless truck.

Editor: Nice wheelchock, Bill. I use a German Shepherd now and then but I think yours is more effective ...


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