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  Owned by Brian Johnson
"colettesbro"
Bolter # 10258
Owatonna, Minnesota
11 October 2008
# 2451

From Brian :

          Hello again! I have found myself another SWB project and wanted to share it in the Gallery

          I joined the Stovebolt community in 2006 and have found that I have become “addicted” to both the 1961 Chevy pickups and to Stovebolt.com.  Stovebolt is a wealth of information and GREAT resource and a great group of folks!

          I found this 1961 Chevy Short Fleetside in northern Mississippi and had it shipped to Minnesota.   I have already started to make some mechanical improvements / repairs (tie rods, clutch kit, etc.). 

          The truck has a totally rebuilt 235 Inline Six.  I decoded the engine codes and it apparently was taken from a 1960 El Camino and installed in this truck sometime during its lifetime.   The previous owner said he hired the rebuild of the engine that had been in the truck for the years he owned it.  So I can only assume it was swapped many years ago.  It has a manual 3-speed (on the tree) for a transmission.  This is a very good daily driver at this point.

          This truck has most of the original Custom trim available from the dealership when purchased new. The body has the start of rust in the usual places, but nothing to serious that cannot be fixed easily.

          Having already experienced the time, energy and money of restoring and modifying my '61 Fleetside, I really appreciate the effort spent on this truck thus far. Altho I may have chosen to do a few things differently, the overall changes allow me to do my things slowly over time and still have a driver everyday.

          I suspect I will take my time and restore this truck over the next year(s).

          This truck appears to be all original (except for the swap of the engine) and I expect to keep it that way.

          Here is a link to photo album of photos of truck with comments and progress being made over time.

         I will provide an update in the future and add photos to photo album as I make progress.

Thank you!

Brian Johnson

 

           As of 2008, Brian has three 1961 Chevy trucks ... a 1961 Chevy Apache 10 Short Fleetside Custom; a 1961 Chevy Custom Apache 10 SWB Fleetside; a 1961 Chevy Apache 10 Short Stepside. He's a happy Bolter! ~ Editor

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