Slade Kagebeins'

1953 Chevy 1/2-Ton


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06 July 2005 Update

From Slade: 

       Greetings Bolters! I "got-r-done"! It took just about one full year to get her runnin' smooth and lookin' even smoother. I'm 14 years old and I wanted to update my first pictures.

       I painted it with implement paint from Crow Burlingame -- A FULL $97.89 -- with the hardener and thinner. It's International Harvester red.

       Now it's time to do little things like chrome and duals (pipes) and other extras to make her be the best she can be.

       Well, fellers, we came along way in just a year but I couldn't have done it without the help of The Stovebolt Page! Thanks a lot everybody and God bless.

       Look at our antique 1940 Schwinn bike, gas pump and our old hangout (below). My grandfather bought the bike from a man in our town for around ten bucks (before my time but he kept it). This past year I have torn it down, did any necessary repairs and primered it. Then I painted it with krylon spray paint which did extremely well).

       The gas pump is a 50's model. We found it when my aunt and uncle got a new house and there were two gas pumps sitting in their yard that came with the house. So we got the one and brought it to our house and primered it. And painted again with krylon spray paint!! (As you see I'm a strong believer in krylon spray paint!!) I'm figuring on getting the other pump in the near future and restoring one by making one out of the two since one has the faceplate where the numbers go.

       The old house you see in the background was where when my Grandmother and Grandfather moved here in 1980 which has now became a museum, literally!!! Inside my grandfather has items dating back to the 1800's that he has collected over the years. Me and him often go out and play guitars (good ole Hank Sr. or Jimmie Rodgers) or just use it for a place for relaxation so you can look at all the antiques. We also have all of our families heirlooms in it including a picture dating from 1897 or 1898 of our first German Kagebein ancestors (my Grandfather's great great Grandfather).

       I will still be on The Stovebolt Page daily. I'm trying to get a 1930 Chevy firetruck to restore.

Thanks again,

Slade Kagebeins
"Blue52"
Bolter # 5163
I live in Dewitt, a small town in the rice fields of southeastern Arkansas.


25 December 2004

From Slade:

Hello fellow Stovebolters,

       Just thought I would send a pic of my 1953 Chevy 1/2-ton pickup -- my pride and joy. I saw her in a yard down the road and fell in love with her at first site.

       I have always wanted an old truck to restore of my own so here she is.

Slade Kagebeins
"Blue52"
Bolter # 5163
I live in Dewitt, a small town in the rice fields of southeastern Arkansas.



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