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  Owned by Brad Marshall
Bolter # 19108
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
01 December 2008
# 2475

From Brad :

This is my 1951 Chevrolet 1300 (Canadian Truck). [ View from the front ]

To be honest, I never really meant to purchase this truck. But as usual, I found myself cruising the local classifieds. When I saw this ad, I figured I'd go take a look at the 1951 Chevy Advance Design 1/2-ton that was listed for a pretty good price. I never owned a truck this old before but always loved them and figured why not?

With a child on the way and just buying my first house, it was a little less then a good idea ... but I just had to do it. If I didn't buy it now, it would probably be a while until I would get a chance again.

The wife was a little skeptical at first but she warmed up to the idea as soon as I took her to see it.

The truck is very complete and unmolested. Being from the dry prairie province of Alberta, it's very rust free. The only two bad spots are the headboard on the box and the passenger side floor pan. (It doesn't even need cab corners!) Although being a well used farm truck, there's going to be plenty of bump work on the sheetmetal.

I'll be doing a complete restoration on the truck and plan on putting her back to original, down to the Mariner Blue paint. I'm sure it'll be a long, time-consuming process (not to mention the money) but it'll be worth it in the end.

More pics can e found on my Flickr album.

I'd have to say "Thank Heaven" for finding this site and It seems like it'll be a big help along the way. We'll keep you posted.


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