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

16 September 2007
# 2054

From Roger :

           Hi guy's here is the latest Stovebolt to arrive. It is a 1951 Chev Suburban with the clam shell back doors. The clam shell back doors are like the station wagon -- not the barn door style. We have two panel trucks (both of them have the barn doors) as well as these. We are near finishing the the 1951 pickup. We have a green 1949 Chevy 1/2-ton in the Gallery already.

           I wanted to let you know that I use your forum pages a lot to help sort out problems on our own and customer's vehicles -- which is our business -- Kemps Chev Spares. You could say this is an disease as every time I go to the USA, I have another vehicle waiting to come back to New Zealand.

           On the 1951 Suburban, we were over in the States in April 2007 and saw it advertised. As we do, we had to have a look. It has the big 261 motor, 4 speed and torque tube 4.11 differential. With that 261 motor in her, she will be a sweet ride.

           She has an original body. The second row seat is there but it's missing the third row. The front seats are good. The floors and body was not to bad for 50 years unmolested.

           The deal was done. Here's a picture from the driver's side back, driver's side front.

           This one will have to wait its turn as there is the 1954 panel truck to finish that I mentioned. We have 11 vehicles of our's at the moment. In this picture, you'll see the 1949 Chevy pickup, the 1951 pickup nearly finished, the 1951 Suburban, the 1939 Chev flatback -- only 336 made (we use it for weddings), and the 1954 Chevy custom low rider. We also have a 1951 panel 1/2-ton, a 1954 1-ton panel, a 1942 1.5-ton truck, a 1950 coupe, a 1951 style line, a 1951 Fastback.

           Keep up the great work.

Roger Kemp

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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