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Owned by Chad Kiser
Bolter # 14972
Mt Ulla, NC

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02 May 2011
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From Chad :

It was 1990 when I first saw this old truck. I was 16 and we'd been looking for my first vehicle.

My Step-Dad made a living as a horse trader and occasionally would receive vehicles as trade for horses. Well, one day this blue 1952 Chevy pickup showed up on the farm. I knew then I'd found my ride.

This classic truck had a little rust but was dent free. We decided to do a frame off restoration. It took longer than expected and I didn't do any of the work. By fall of 1991 it was ready to drive. We found a 235 from a 1955 car, had it rebuilt and swapped out the 216 that was original to the truck.

This was my daily driver until 1995 when I finished college. I was working my first job. I thought I needed something more "reliable." I was on my third transmission at this time and it was constantly jumping out of 3rd gear. So I parked it and got my first car payment.

The truck sat since 1995 other than moving it to my new home a few years back. I now have a daughter who'll be 16 in a 1 1/2 years and my plan is to get the truck drivable again as my daily driver so we'll have an extra vehicle. It has a few rusty spots from sitting outside all those years and needs a transmission rebuild but I think I can have it running in no time. I also plan on converting it to 12 volt for convenience.

I have already completed some of the inexpensive things, and plan on doing more this summer, but the bulk of the work will start in December of this year since we'll be paying off a vehicle at that time.


Chad Kiser

Nothing like getting to a great "Snow Stovebolt" photo by May! Chad did post this last December. Still do enjoy those snow shots! ~ Editor


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