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01 May 2012
# 2958
  Owned by
Mike Hazen
Bolter # 32668
Saskatchewan, Canada


1950 Chev 1.5-Ton

"Old Nick"


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From Mike :

I thought I'd start my little story and whatnot about my Stovebolt. I live in Southern Saskatchewan. I grew up on a farm where my truck was used as a grain truck. It was our main truck for quite awhile even until I was about six years old. I remember driving it at that age which was not easy. I didn't really use the seat much.

My brother and I were remembering how you use to have to start it. It has a foot pedal that manually engages the starter. The pedal is beside the gas pedal so you had to use your toes to push the starter and your heel on the gas pedal, and your left foot on the clutch to get it going. Must have looked funny as a six year old trying to start it.

The truck is a 1950 Chev 1.5-ton. It was manufactured in Canada, model number 1433.

I did a bit of research on the serial number. It was a bit tough figuring out the number, as it was Canadian. I am still not 100% sure of all the details and welcome any insight.

It seems, from the number, it was sold as a cab and chassis thing. The box was put on later perhaps. The hoist was put on by my Grandpa and Dad when he bought it. They also changed out the standard single wheel rear end to a dually rear end from an old bus.

The old truck has the 4 speed manual transmission and the 216.5 c.u. in engine with 38,000 miles on it. Apparently, at one point for some reason, my Grandpa got the urge to repaint it so in the photos with the hood up you can see the old paint colour compared to the new one.

The only work I have done on it is rip out the old ceiling cardboard and the floor mats, and pulled out the bottom seat cushion. There I found the biggest mouse nest I have ever seen -- it filled an entire garbage can. The little buggers even ripped up the old cardboard glove box.

The truck has been sitting for at least six years, maybe more. So unfortunately the engine is seized. I have nutcracker in the cylinders right now and will be replacing the fuel pump, plugs and points.

The body has no rust on it that I can see. Two coats of paint seemed to help that. The bumper is bent up a bit where my Dad caught it with the rotary mower (he cursed his own name when it happened). I think it can be fixed though.

Since my Grandpa gave me the truck, and I am fixing it as a tribute to him, my Dad has dubbed it "Old Nick." I still haven't decided what I want to do with the box / back end situation. Luckily getting it running takes priority so I can postpone the decision.




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