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01 January 2013
# 2992

  Owned by
Dave "Gibby" Gibson
Bolter # 32817
Poulsbo, Washington

1954 2-Ton Chevrolet 6200 Cattle Truck



More pictures of my old truck



From Gibby :

After bringing home a 1954 Chevy COE Dump truck (an awesome story -- see Dave's truck line-up below ~ Editor), I came across another old truck I couldn't pass up. The second truck, Elmer, is named after the seller, a nice new friend near Bend, Oregon. This Big Bolt is a 1954 2-ton Chevrolet 6200 Cattle Truck.

I was helping my Brother move in April 2012 and as I was heading to Bend. I saw the truck on the side of the road with a "for sale" sign on it. I had no interest in buying it, but I called the owner just the same. Elmer gave me a price I could not refuse, and BOOM! I'm trailering home another old truck restoration project!

I do have a lot of fun going after the trucks and bringing them home after I purchase them. My friend Mike went down to Bend with me to pick up the truck. These trips are supposed to be fraught with disaster, which makes great stories. But we brought the truck home and nothing went wrong.The truck didn't break down, nothing fell off the trailer, and we didn't get pulled over for what I'm sure were many DOT infractions.

This previous owner really only used the truck to store things in. The body is in real good shape. The 261 motor doesn't run but it does turn over. Someone has been doing some work in there. I hope a tune-up will get it running.

The box is interesting. It has air vents in it near the top and a sliding door in the back. Apparently there was a ramp that went with it, for the cattle to access the van. On the side of the box, you can barely make out something that say "Angus Beef Cattle Farm."

That's about all the history I have on the truck.

A friend and I have a little BBQ business and we thought we could use this truck for advertising. My friend makes a living doing commercial window film and auto wraps. We won't use this truck for hauling the BBQ supplies and equipment - we have another truck for all that. This will be sort of a rolling billboard for advertising. But, we gotta get it (and keep it) rolling!

We'll do a little body work on it, knock out a few dents and get it painted (and wrapped). It will be functional but not really restored.

After talking about using the truck for advertising, my friend thought we could use another one for his business. And BOOM! Here comes Big Bolt #3 ... Big Jim.






Dave's "getting older and his toys are getting bigger." Some nifty stuff. So far in the Stovebolt Gallery, Gibby's got a 1954 Chevrolet COE Dump Truck and "Elmer, a 1954 2-Ton Chevrolet 6200 Cattle Truck, and "Big Jim," a 1954 Chevrolet 2-ton 6500. "54Nut" is an appropriate screen name! He's "downsizing" his chores and "upsizing" his Stovebolt Cylinder Count! And then there's this 1995 International 4700, T444E with refer box.

And may we add, Dave is a firefighter for the City of Belview, Washington. Another Bolter in Uniform to whom we toot our horns in thanks for your service. ~ Editor


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