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Owned by Brian Hildebrandt
"silver90"
Bolter # 19839
Portage LaPrairie, Manitoba
Canada

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08 November 2010
# 2831

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From Brian :

When I bought my farm, this truck came with it. For more than 40 years, it sat in the back field waiting for my attention. Just before my retirement from farming, I started the frame off restoration, and it took me five years to complete.

Upgrades to the powertrain include a 1979 350 V8 with a 4 barrel carburetor and Turbo 400 transmission. The engine had a mild rebuild, and is putting out approximately 320 hp with a little help from the 650 Holley, headers and 2 1/2" stainless exhaust connected to Magnaflow mufflers. A '76 Nova front clip and rear axle were utilized for the suspension.

The body is sporting a new reproduction bed with an aluminum power box cover and fiberglass fenders. I also installed a sliding rear window and a third brake light. The gas tank was put behind the rear axle with the filler installed in the right rear fender.

Interior comfort has been enhanced with a seat from a 2001 Buick Lesabre complete with integrated seat belts. The steering column came from an '89 Chevy Blazer. The dashboard is complete with reproduction gauges from Classic Instruments. To maintain a somewhat nostalgic appearance, the power windows are operated by using the original handles to trigger the switch. Ron Francis wiring and a new chrome grille are other amenities that I have incorporated into my build.

Five years to get it finished, but I have loved every minute of it.

You can find this truck in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba.

Thanks,

Brian Hildebrandt



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