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

23 January 2008
# 2191

From Roger :

           Hi guy's. This is Copper, properly named because the colour of it when we bought it. Here she is coming home. Anyway, the name has stuck. This is a 1951 Chevy. It had a good body but the motor was dead. I was going to put a motor in and drive it. Like all these things, I could not keep the sand paper off her.

           Long story short, I ended up stripping her back to bare steel and found a very nice clean body. I replaced the floor board and that was it. She only had a few small rust holes. [ view from the rear ]

           I found a 261 motor [ pix ] that was a driver and was being replaced with a v8 with the SM 420 4 speed up in Sacramento. So I had it shipped back in one of the other vehicles coming to New Zealand.

           The rear end is a 3.55 10 bolt differential and the front has the beam axle and '54 car brakes. Then to hold her up, she has a set of 1954 car rims and some nice 3'' white walls.

           The paint is beige epoxy, 2 pac primer.

           Future plans are only to drive the wheels off both trucks (this one and Minty).

           We have 11 vehicles of our's at the moment. In this picture, you'll see the 1949 Chevy pickup, this 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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