Kimberly McDowall's

1963 3/4-Ton Chevy


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07 March 2005
#1037

From Kimberly: 

Greetings Stovebolters,

      I'm enclosing a picture of my 1963 3/4-ton Chevy. After my Dad rebuilt my Grandfather's 1946 Ford (I know, I know - but it is family!), an uncle gave him this truck, which had been rotting away in a junk pile in the woods. Dad rebuilt the entire truck, which needed extensive body and mechanical work.

      Today, it has a 305 V8. He used it for several years as a work truck, until he gave it to my brother (after he found a new project). After that project was finished, my brother got that truck, too (an old Jeep), and I got the Chevy. I've used it to drive to the University, where I am the only woman roaring around with glass packs!

      Right now, Dad is rebuilding a 1954 Chevy 5-window 1/2-ton pickup for my husband and me as a graduation gift (we're both finishing our PhDs and Dad is finishing the '54). The truck has a little rust -- a legacy of its time with my brother in Minnesota (all that salt). But it is still on the road, still working, and running great.

      THANKS DAD!

Kimberly McDowall female
Bismarck, ND



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