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AD Chevy Trucks

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Brad Allen has an awesome collection of Chevrolet factory pictures that he has set up from film strips.

This one is on AD Chevy trucks (1947-1955).

Lots of work on Brad's part ... pure enjoyment for you.

21 August 2007
# 2027

  Owned by
Charlie Hardin
Bolter # 1113
Parker County, Texas


1956 Chevy 1/2-Ton 3100



More pictures of my old truck




From Cletis:

I bought this 1956 Chevy 1/2-ton pickup truck in September of 2005. It has a 350 engine with automatic transmission. It has a fair re-sale red paint job over the bondo and rust holes. The wiring was a rat's nest when I got it so the first mod I did on it was a new harness from Hotrod Wires. While I was doing that, I replaced an ugly add-on turn signal switch and horn button with a factory switch and got the factory horn button fixed.

I replaced the rear end with a 3.07 Spicer unit from a 1959 GMC. While I had it torn down for that, I replaced the entire brake system. See my Tech Tip here on Stovebolt on installing the dual master cylinder.

I replaced the seat with a new custom, made-in-Mexico seat and added Julianno's 3-point seat belt system.

I'm now in the process of installing A/C to make my drive to the Kansas City 3rd Annual Stovebolt Reunion more pleasant. To do that, I moved the radiator forward to the 6 cylinder truck location and added a Cooling Components electric fan.

Here's a good front shot of the '56 in the field (believe it or not, that's the Yard Dog in the rear!) . And a good shot of the interior gauges. The looked good but had some serious wiring issues to resolve to get them to work! It seems the work is never done on one of these sweet old trucks.

If anyone has questions, send a Private Message to me through the forums.



Cletis has his 1953 Chevy 6100 "Yard Dog" that entered the Gallery in November 2004. What are you talking about "not as nice as some others?" Our favorite trucks are the workin' kind ... this truck is beautiful ... earns her keep!

In August 2007, Cletis added his 1956 Chevy 1/2-Ton Stepside to the Gallery -- as we all prepared for the great Kansas City 3rd Annual Stovebolt Reunion (and Cletis gets some a/c in the '56 for the trip!). Cletis did a great Feature story on that big event -- the Reunion, not the air conditioner.

In April 2014, Cletis added his 1954 GMC Suburban to the Gallery, with some neat video! We got to see her in person when Cletis and June drove her to the Kansas City Reunion in 2012.

Cletis has an entire site of his own: TRUCKS -- "This web site came about from my love of old trucks. I have a bunch of old Chevy and GMC trucks but I like all old trucks, old cars, old machines, etc. It started as a place to store pictures I wanted to share with my friends at The Stovebolt Page." That is pretty cool (some good stuff, too).

Cletis has done several tech tips for the site:

In 2007, Cletis came aboard to help moderate the General Truck forum, doing a great job we might add! ~ Editor


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