Brian Moore's

1949 Chevy 1/2-Ton

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04 May 2005

From Brian: 

      When the wife and I moved back to our hometown, we agreed that I would sell my 1955 Olds 88 4-door hard top with the understanding that the proceeds would go toward an old Chevy truck. Shortly after we moved into out current house, I found The Stovebolt Page and the search began. (To this day, I still get calls and emails about trucks that are available from the free want ads that I posted anywhere and everywhere I could.)

      So, about a year after I started looking, I got an email from a man in MO. He was selling his land and needed to sell the 1949 Chevy truck that he bought with thoughts of restoring. I made some arrangements to go see the truck that was about 500 miles away. Well, I drove out and saw the truck. It was just what I wanted. It was rough but not a basket case. It was solid enough to wait while I worked on the long process of restoring it back to mostly original.

      I made arrangements with the owner and we agreed on a price. Then the wait truly began. I had to wait for the truck to get delivered. Well you can get a truck delivered fast and you can get them delivered cheap -- but not both. I went with cheap to stay within my budget (that is another story but we won’t talk about that now).

      Once it got here, it has been home. My son and daughter both like the truck and it will be slowly restored as time allows. We have it road-worthy with new brakes and seatbelts for all. The wiring will be finished this summer. The list is long but as they say, “ How does one eat an elephant? Why one bite at a time, of course!”


Brian Moore
Tools for a Cure Chairman
A Buck / Moore for CF Committe
756 Ansley Drive
St. Joseph, MI 49085

A little bit about Brian Moore ~~

      Brian has been around the site for a while and has been one of the Best Bozos on this Bolt Bus. His story about the Tools for Cure (for Cystic Fibrosis) is an annual fundraiser that The Stovebolt Page energetically supports. Read more about Brian, his family and the Tools for Cure. And then be ready to get some raffle tickets for some cool stuff! ~~ Editor

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