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Owned by Steve Kempton
Bolter # 14713
Perth, Western Australia
12 May 2008
# 2319

From Steve :

           G'day fellow stovebolters! I have finally had the time to submit some photos of my truck.

           I have been sitting back in the shadows, watching the Stovebolt world go by, as well as contacting fellow Aussie bolters (Walshy and Doc Bob) in a vain attempt to identify the true origin of my truck.

           So here goes: it is a 1936 Holden bodied Chevrolet 1.5-ton with a 194 cubic inch 6 cylinder. As far as a shed find goes, this is a pearler. It is mostly complete other than a few minor details (badges, etc.)

           The truck came off of a farm in West Australia's central wheatbelt in a town called Dowerin where it resided for a few years. After a few nights of liftin' and a bit of shiftin', we dragged her out of her tight little corner of the machine shed.

           Having never previously left the Maisey family farm's ownership, this would make me the second owner and I am proud as can be. I have attached a couple of photo's of the old girl and hope that if anyone can shed any further light on the subject, that they will feel free to contact me.

           Driver's side / Passenger's side / Interior
           Rear with flatbed

           My intention is to build her up to showroom condition - with a few minor improvements for safety's sake. Hopefully someday I can just climb in and drive!!!

Many thanks,

Steve Kempton

           Great-looking truck, Steve. Looks solid from the pictures and also looks like you've got a few pounds of good old dirt there!! (We're farmers, so we love dirt!) Look forward to hearing about your progress and glad you finally got her in the Gallery, so we all can enjoy this. Hope some of the others can help you with details. We got a nice batch of '36-ers! ~ Editor


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