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Owned by Bob Moore
"bowtiedaddy"
Bolter # 12999
Mena, Arkansas

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08 February 2010
# 2754

More truck pictures of my old truck

From Bob :

I bought this Task Force Chevy in 1973 from a buddy's Dad. I paid him $112 for this old truck.

Over the years, I've replaced everything but the cab, bed, and one rear fender. I rebuilt the 235 twice, the valves were so thin from being ground so much, that one could shave with them.

I found a new head still in the box, complete with valves for $25. The guy was going to put it on his 1960 235 but sold the truck instead.

I installed a set of headers along with foot-long long glass packs, (what a sweet sound that was).

After driving it 180 miles to a truck show at a top speed of 55 MPH, out came the 235. I had the frame clipped with a '79 Pontiac. I also installed the Pontiac 301 along with the t/w p/b a/t and rear end.

I drove the 301 back to the truck show next year. It was a dog.

Next, I upgraded to a 400 out of a '73 Caprice. After a few more years, out it came.

A buddy of mine Kyle Walker, and I had the 400 bored out .030 and added flat tops. Had it balanced, installed an Isky cam, 350 heads with some port work, Edelbrock intake & carb, headers, and a shift kit.

I made a cover for the bed, installed a seat out of a late model Chevy truck, custom dash insert, and an original radio that I found in a one ton. It works by braking off the glass part of a tube and looping two transistors over and soldering them to the base. Compliments to my ex brother-in-law for that trick.

I found an original rear bumper off a bed that someone cut up for a trailer. To customize it further, I added Plymouth side marker lights on the bed, installed the tailgate upside down, and finished it off with custom LED tail lights.

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