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Owned by Dan Leonard
Bolter # 24829
Modesto, CA

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in the DITY Gallery

23 August 2010
# 2817

More pictures of my old truck

From Dan :

Some information about my old flatbed Big Bolt truck. I guess it was my son’s fault. He needed a dump truck and found a 1953 Chevy 6500 on Craigslist. Well, I have a truck to pull his trailer and off we went to pick it up. It had to come to my house, of course. It turned out that my wife ended up really, really, liking it. So, therefore (so far) I have no doghouse stories.

We started to look around for our own truck and found it through Craigslist in the Los Angeles, CA area. We found out that it was also listed on The Stovebolt Page (imagine that ). Anyway, off we go again, but this time for a 350 mile drive to pick it up. We loaded it on the trailer and then pulled it home, all in one day. "I am getting too old to be doing that kind of thing."

From what I have found out, the truck started life in Colorado, then moved with it's owner to Racine, WI. It was mainly used to take antique tractors to shows. At some point, he had to move to California with his son. After loading it with all of their belongings, he drove it to the California border, and then made his son drive it the rest of the way. The Dad had since passed the truck on to his son and we acquired it from him. Maybe some of you have seen it before because the son said it won best of show for an un-restored truck, at some point.

The long-term plans we have for the truck are to build a housetruck for when I retire. I have had RV’s for over 20 years now and this one would just have more class than anything else out there.

Check out the link, as I put some pics on Photobucket. I already had to remove the rotten flatbed and on we go...



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