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  Brian Mueller
Bolter # 5183
San Clemente, California
04 August 2008
# 2398

From Brian :

        Here is my new "old" truck for the Stovebolt Gallery. It is a 1926 Chevrolet SUPERIOR Model-Series "X" one ton Utility Express truck.

        I believe this truck was originally purchased by a rancher in San Juan, Capistrano in 1926. This truck has spent most of its life in California with about 10 years with William Pickus in Vista, CA and the last 30 years by Bill Garcia in San Clemente, CA. I purchased the truck from the estate of Bill Garcia.

        The restoration was done in the late 1960's and then re-done in 1978. It still looks quite nice.

        Stake Body ~ Engine

        This truck has the 490 Chevrolet motor that is 21.7 horse power. These trucks came form the Chevrolet factory as a chassis, fenders, cowl, hood and drive train. This vehicle went to the Martin Perry Body factory to have the cab and wood work done.

        The motor has not been started in about six years so my first duty is to get this jewel up and running again.

        I have always wanted a 1920's vehicle .... so I guess now is that chance realized! I have already contacted some Stovebolters for some sources of supply parts and they have been most helpful.

Brian is a truck nut (admittedly). He has a 1946 Chevrolet One-ton Panel, a 1926 Chevrolet Superior Model Series "X" 1-Ton Utility Express Truck, a 1946 5-Ton Chevrolet COE Dump Truck, and a 1942 3/4-Ton Chevrolet.

Brian has also designed some Stovebolt t-shirts that he sells. Here's a picture of the Advance Design "Stovebolts Rule" shirt (he has others on eBay -- check for Classy Chevy USA) ~~ Editor


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