Steven McCreary's

1949 Chevy 3800 Dump Truck


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06 January 2006 Update
#1255

From Steven:

        My Bolt is still hard at work in New Orleans. Not a day goes by that I don't get a thumbs up when I am haulin' a load to my job sites. It seems like the harder I work my truck, the better she likes it. The photo is my Bolt, my son Jonathan and my Lab puppy Mocha Meaux.

        Thanks to fellow Bolters who helped me locate a new pair of shoes for her. The only brake re-lining shop in New Orleans had over six feet of water and is out of business.

        " Keep on truckin' " worked for me in a little different way in the '60s. Now it really means something. Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez.

Regards,

Steven McCreary
"smac"
Bolter #9077
Metairie, Louisiana
(Just outside of New Orleans)


19 October 2005
#1255

From Steven:

        Hi folks! I just bought this '49 Chevy 3800 on eBay from a rodeo cowboy who lives in South Carolina. It looks even better than the pictures and I have to give the restoration credit to cowboy Don.

        This is how I got it. He even gave me the photos of the off-the-frame restoration. He said that this truck was just too hard on his 65 year old bones to drive it anymore.

        Don was quite pleased that I was going to use it for my construction company while helping to rebuild New Orleans (after Hurricane Katrina). Yes, I use it every day to haul materials. I am always a big hit at Home Depot.

        My son-in-law and I flew to South Carolina and drove the 712 miles straight home, stopping only for gas and restrooms. We averaged about 11 miles to a gallon and 55 mph and did not burn oil or water. What a sweet deal!

 

       I love my truck.

Steven McCreary
"smac"
Bolter #9077
Metairie, Louisiana
(Just outside of New Orleans)



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