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  Owned by Ray Goad
Bolter # 18180
Plymouth, Connecticut
28 September 2008
# 2441

From Ray :

       Hi! Here is a picture of my 1965 Chevy C-30. It has an eight foot flatbed that dumps. She has a 283 V-8 with four speed. She's a nice running rig.

       I ran a want ad on a local radio station (WZBG 97.3) about six years ago. Roger from Torrington called me up to see if I had any interest in his '65 Chevy C-30 dump truck. After checking her out, we agreed on a price. I saved her from out in the back woods where she was sitting. I bought her from about the fourth owner. She was a farm truck for several years. I'm not sure what she did before that.

       Once she was at her new home, it took me about an hour to have the old girl running again and she ran strong.

       Off came the Mason dump body (which was in poor condition). I saved the hardware and built a channel iron steel bed. It has 2 x 8 sub decking [ pix ] , with plywood top for easy dumping. I get mulch and loam, etc. for my yard.

       It took me about five years, countless hours and WAY more cash than it should have to get her done. There are so many new parts on her. Anyone who restores knows if you’re going to do it, do it right!!

       I really enjoy old trucks and tractors. I also restored a 1950 4400 about 10 years ago and a 1972 C-30. I have owned a 1951 4400 and a 1954 6400. I have been a Stovebolt member since May 28, 2008 but have been on the site for several years!

       To the side of her in this picture is my 1979 GMC K25. I am currently working on it. I know it's a little newer but I am hoping down the road to get another Bolt in the 1950's. I saved the engine and tranny and nose from my '54 6400 -- just need the rest of one!!!

       One of the reasons I bought the '65 was I have had many other years but never one with this body style!

       Keep up the great work on a great site.




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