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  Starting Point -- Garden variety '49 Big Bolt

Owned by Rick Metcalfe
Bolter # 22342
Woodstock, Ontario

Talking about this truck
in the Big Bolts Forum

11 January 2010
# 2736

More truck pictures in Photobucket!

From Rick :

Go big or not at all!
A story about a 1949 MAGNUM Crew Cab in the making

Higher, wider, longer, bigger...

It was about 10 years ago, now ... I was driving down a street in London, Ontario. I looked off to the left and there it was calling out me via signage ..." '49 Chevy $300."

Wow, that's my kind of price point! I pulled off smartly and went to look and ask. It was a 4400 with a stake bed. Really rough, windows broken, but not the 5th windows. It had been used as a yard truck in a lockable storage business. The old truck had not been on the road in decades, but most of the stuff was there. Negotiated $50 off and spent the $50 to have it flat deck towed to my place.

The rest is as we say 'history".

What will follow will frustrate those who restore old Chevy's, and intrigue those who do custom work.


This story is continued in our Features section. Enjoy. ~ Editor


Rick Metcalfe has been on a writing binge ... and that's our good fortune. Not only a great story teller, well ... he seems to be an all-around interesting guy. From racing to major truck modifications ... we think you'll enjoy piece after piece. "Go big or not at all!" is a story about a 1949 MAGNUM Crew Cab in the making (Feature Story). "The Ballad of “El Gringo Loco” is a Stovebolt Saga about a 1945 Chevy Art Deco that leaves his guard post at the woodpile. Rick has big things in store for him!


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