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15 May 2012
# 2961

Owned by
Roger Kemp
Bolter # 2854
Te Kauwhata in the North Island of New Zealand

1954 Chevy 1-Ton Panel



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From Roger :

We have a fleet off Advance Design trucks and wagons (panels and suburbans). Now we need time to work though them and get finished! (So say we all Roger! You really need to check out Roger's photo link above. He has done some fantastic body
work on this Panel.And by the time you read this, he may have it all together and all painted!
~ Editor)

Marge is our 1954 1-ton wagon (panel). We picked her up in 2000 and she has been an on and off project as other things get pushed ahead of the line.

Her left hand side was clearly smacked the whole length of her. This was a serious learning curve on how to do this correctly.

Now (2012) she is on the home straight to finishing as we speak. Fenders are prepped for the Orange to finish her off.

We installed a 1962 261 rebuilt motor with triples carbs and Fenton headers, 4 speed Saginaw to 3.08 12 bolt differential. We dropped on a set of '59-62 hubs and drums to 6 stud and used the same leaf springs to give a softer ride. We also lowered the panel about 6'' by changing the set of originals 15'' Auliteries rims. We found they were also painted orange to match the body.

The entire truck was taken back to the bare, to start the big job. Every nut and bolt was replaced to original bucket seats that we still have , with a pickup frame. The seat fits like it was meant to be there. All the glass is tint bronze.

Check out our Kemp Chevs Sprares website for more pics of Marge and our other projects.


Roger may be on the other side of the world from Stovebolt HQ, but with this passion for old trucks, he's near and dear. Check this line up: a 1954 Chev 1-Ton Panel; a 1958 Chevy Apache 32 Big Back Window ; a 1949 Chevy 1/2-ton pickup truck ; a 1951 Chevy Suburban ; and a 1951 Chevy 1/2-ton pickup truck.


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