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Owned by Dan Lee
Bolter # 21225
Covington, Georgia

Talking about this truck
in the DITY Gallery

10 August 2009
# 2644 & 2645

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From Dan :

Funny thing how you gain a truck. My wife and I have passed this truck for a few months. I always looked at it as we passed and always ask my wife, "Wonder what they used it for?" Her reply as always, "To haul peanuts." How did she know?

When Fathers Day arrived, I got the answer. Her Dad drove it as a teen for the grain supplier. He went and asked the owner about it. The owner gave it to him for me. They had decided to haul it off for junk.

The wrecker is a one-owner from a local Chevrolet dealer who used it from 1959 till I bought it. While rough, it was complete with all documentation.

I plan to restore the trucks. The grain truck is in better shape than the wrecker (street wise) and has seen service recently. The wrecker hasn't had tires since 1964. It makes me a bit nervous riding around with her.

I do plan to use both as teaching aids (I am an Automotive Instructor) for our coverage of history of the automobile to coincide with the 50 years of our interstate system.

The parts truck I wish was mine. The owner of the yard ran us in circles about anything we asked about. Three of us went to the yard and toured -- amazing what's in there -- 40's trucks, a half track from WWII Germany, 67 GTO, six 69 Camaros, a few 67-70 Road Runners, three 63 1/2 Ford full size 4 speed cars, complete old buses, farm equipment, etc.The parts truck photo with the young guy was Sean from my class (grad student). He really loves to live dangerously and tromp the weeds for hidden treasures.


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