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Owned by Dale Jensen
"Dale J"
Bolter # 20652
Benson, Arizona

Talking about this truck
in the DITY Gallery

23 August 2010
# 2897

More pictures of my old truck

From Dale :

A while back, I was out driving my Dad's tractor back to his house one day, and as most people that read a forum like this already know, tractors are fun to drive! That means I did not take the shortest route to his house. Well I stumbled on a rusty 1949 Chevy 3100 with a "For Sale" sign in the window.

I stopped but it turned out that nobody was home. So I just looked her over and drove off telling myself that I already was in the middle of restoring an old airplane and really did not need another project.

It's easy to guess the rest. I just could not get that truck out of my mind. How fun would it be to drive out to the airport in an old Chevy and hop in my '47 Cessna 120 to practice landings .... very fun!

Once she was mine, I worked on the old truck a little almost every evening for the past year. My wife says it keeps looking worse the more I work on it! She is kind of right, as it is just a cab on a frame now. So far the 261 is rebuilt, as is the rear end with 3.55 gears. Most of the miscellaneous components are rebuilt as well. They're painted and packed away in boxes.

I really enjoy taking an ugly part and after an evening or ten have a freshly rebuilt and painted component.

Will post more pictures on Photobucket as I can.



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