Jeff Lauber's

1953 Chevy 3/4-Ton

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22 May 2006
# 1531

From Jeff:

          Hey, how's it going out there? I got something funny to show you guys. We bought this truck out in Nebraska, last winter. It was about 14 below the day we picked it up and I didn't want to spend any more time getting it on the trailer than I had to. This spring when we looked it over good, we notice a black bag was wrapped and taped over the outside left mirror. I took it off and couldn't believe what was under it. "Got wood" seems an understatement.

          I had seen another log stuck between the bumper and the right front fender, but I didn't think anything about it at the time. I've seen trees growing up though the wheels of tractors, but never on truck parts.

          Looks like this truck has spent some 8 to 12 years just sitting around and watching the world go by. Yep here the whole "Got Wood" truck as it sat in my garden since December. I moved it to truck row this month after we drained out 10 gal of the nastiest smelling gas you ever looked upon. It was so rotten that after I dump it out and set it on fire it took over three hours to burn it up. The ground there still smells like varnish.

          What's really amazing is this truck has no rust in it at all. the only thing it has is some surface rust in places around it. I haven't had time to get it running yet since I'm busy with the big Bolt project. But some time soon we'll pull it in and go though her. We'll get it back out on the road again, with the wood intact!

          I plan to find a way to keep this on the truck. Kind of unique don't you think?


Jeff Lauber
"Iowa trucks 59"
Bolter # 9494
Columbus Junction, Iowa

          This is Jeff's third addition to the Gallery ... #3 of 6 'Bolts. He's already got a 1947 Chevy 2-Ton and 1952 Chevy 3/4-Ton in here. ~~ Editor

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