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Owned by Norman Meloche
Bolter # 21290
Montreal, Quebec

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20 July 2009
# 2631

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From Norman :

Hello Everyone!

My 1963 Chevy was purchased in Stowe, Vermont in 1987. It is an original California truck that was taken to a scrap yard in New York State, but was retrieved by the guy I bought it from.

The truck failed a Ministry of Transport inspection three weeks after I plated it in Canada. So I began the adventure of repairs with the motto "Well if you take that off, you might as well take that off."

After three years, it was reassembled in the body shop in 24 hours, with the help of seven of my friends. Craig and I spent the full 24 hours on it!

We then put the truck in the biggest show in Montreal and took home some awards!

I've been adding to the many custom accessories found on this truck: grille guard, matched horn, Kleerview Washer Bottle, Midland power brake unit, 2 speed wiper, hood ornament - jet, chrome hubcaps,16" original wheels widened to 9.5", bright package, custom cab, deluxe heater, cigarette lighter, throttle cable, tachometer, vacuum gauge, gauge dash, deluxe seat, litter container, glove compartment light, clock, compass, day/night mirror, battery warmer, vent shades, radio and antenna, arm rests, right-hand visor, door locks, side rails, flare kit, flag kit, seat belts, accelerator pedal cover, locking gas cap, reverse lights, jack assembly.

Yet to be installed: Cool Pack air conditioning, power assist steering, correct sliding rear window, spot lamps. I won't be satisfied till I have them all.

I also have a 1964 GMC. This truck was found by some friends of mine who claimed they had seen a "truck like yours" for sale. To pretty to pass up.

And I have a 1966 GMC K10. I saw this truck when I had a 1962 K10 about 20 years ago. While visiting in the area where I first saw it, I was speaking to a guy with a 1966 GMC who wanted the box off of it. This fellow didn't speak English, so I translated for him and ended up with the rest of the truck. It has a Braden PTO driven winch on it.


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