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Owned by Christo Loubser
Bolter # 21115
Namibia, South Africa

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05 October 2009
# 2671

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From Christo :

I bought classic Chevy truck last year in August. This 1957 Chevy 1/2-ton was on a farm about 48 miles outside Windhoek. On the way to the Windhoek, I got two flat tyres.

I haven't done much with the truck. It basically is as it was bought. The only thing that I have replaced was the rims. I switched from 10" to 7" inches to fit the smaller tyres. I also changed the alternator. I've done about 5000 miles with it and it's still going strong.

I bought the truck for N $45,000 which is about $5,000 US.

I also have a 1958 Chevy that I bought about a month ago for $600 US. She requires a engine and a few bits and pieces. A re-spray is going to be about $2,000 US.

The way forward looks like this my '57 is not going to be standard anymore. I'm in the process of buying a 1998 Chevrolet Cheyenne, which will donate a 4 x 4 chassis drive train, V8, ABS power steering and all the other goodies.

All the other original parts will go into my '58.

Thanks for the cool site....

C Loubser


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