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  Owned by Steve Goldfarb
Bolter # 135
Bridgewater, New Jersey
21 July 2008
# 2386

From Steve :

           Having risen up from the scrap heap, my 1942 Chevy 1/2-ton pickup is finally ready for the Stovebolt Gallery.

           About three years ago, I bought two parts trucks from a fellow in North Carolina -- a 1942 and a 1946. Together they became the truck you see today. [ Front end pix ! ]

           This truck is built on a stock frame with the original front axle and and manual steering. We upgraded the front brakes to 6 lug power discs.

           We changed the rear end to one from a 1970 Nova and put in a 3.55 rear.

           The original, single-action lever shocks stayed in the front and we converted to tube shocks in the rear. We had to take two leaves out of the rear springs to get her to sit level.

           The motor is a completely rebuilt 1960 235 bored .30 over. We kept the 216 valve cover to fool the “unwashed.”

  • Two Carter-Weber 2bbls mounted on an Offy intake provide the juice [ Engine pix ]
  • Fenton headers breathe into dual exhausts
  • A vintage long-style Fram oil filter is mounted to the firewall
  • The stock radiator was replaced with an aluminum replica and a replica overflow can
  • Electrical was converted to 12 volt
  • The tranny is an S-10 5 speed linked to an open drive set-up

           Other enhancements include 15 X 5 ½ artillery wheels with 205 / 75 / 15 radials; original accessory radio (converted to AM-FM) mounted under the dash and electric wipers. [ Interior pix ]

           The paint is a base / clear custom mix using some old Chevy chips … it was left over from my 1949 Chevy Suburban Carryall.

           This truck is the best running Stovebolt I’ve ever owned.

           Steve, wow, you've outdone yourself. And we thought you did such a good job with the '49 Burb (so she's in the BIG calendar even!). But wow ... this is awesome ... and we do see the resemblence. Pretty cool. The "practice" pays off. So, when's the next one? ~ Editor

         Steve has THREE Stovebolts in the Gallery: a 1942 Chevy 1/2-Ton pickup truck; a 1949 Chevrolet Suburban Carryall; and a 1952 Chevrolet Suburban.


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