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Owned by John Harrington
Bolter # 19098
Malta, New York
01 December 2008
# 2477

From John :

I am a huge fan of Stovebolt. I have been spending a considerable amount of time on your site, reading the stories about the folks and their trucks. It is really reminiscent to me about my child hood and the old beat up pickup trucks my Dad owned.

We had a lot of fun times in those old trucks and I wouldnít trade them for all of the money in the world. We would go fishing in them. Climb mountains with them. Haul logs, lumber and junk.

The first old truck my Dad had, he towed home and bought an old Plymouth sedan to pull the engine out of to put in the truck. It was a 1955 Dodge. We called it the DO-GE because us kids stuck one of those flower power stickers of the 60ís over the second ďDĒ in Dodge.

That truck took more abuse and moved more people and junk than most trucks today ever thought of.

I have been telling my wife ever since we were married 10 years ago, that if I could afford an old restored vehicle, it would be an old pickup truck.

Now, I am handy enough around cars that I am not helpless. Yet, I donít have the equipment, room or the physical were with all to do a restoration project of my own. So I was searching Hemmings Motor News, eBay and a couple other sites that sell vintage vehicles when I came across this 1950 3 window 3100 pickup, fully restored. It has the original 216 ci straight 6 cylinder with a 4 speed on the floor. [ Side view ]

I was so impressed with it that I called to my wife and had to show her. She liked it very much also and suggested I buy it. I almost fell out of my chair when she gave me the green light. She said I was going to give you a nice 50th birthday party next year or take you on a cruise to celebrate -- but if you want the truck instead, go ahead and buy it.

The rest is history and I havenít wiped the grin off of my face since.

I purchased it on eBay as a "buy it now" and a week later my neighbor and I drove from upstate New York to Michigan to pick it up. We towed it back home on a tow dolly behind my Toyota Highlander.

My wife and I have been enjoying going for rides. It has been a lot of fun and has now got me thinking about maybe taking on a project.

Who knows where this adventure will take us from here but I am glad Iím taking it with my 1950 Chevy 3100.

Thanks for all the work you do and please ... Keep on Truckin.


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