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"Betsy # 4"

Owned by Johnny Myers, Jr.
"Johnny Stovebolt"
Bolter # 17097
New Iberia, Louisiana


 
21 July 2008
#2385

From Johnny :

           I was looking for a decent, old, original truck with the straight six and three speed on the column. I have had a love affair with these trucks for quite sometime. After all, it was my first vehicle (along with the 1966 GMC my Dad taught me to drive a standard in). Dad basically pulled on to the shoulder of a country road (the very same road that my fiance is on in this pic) and I hopped in the drivers seat. He said "Ok put it in first and pop the clutch" which was funny 'cause the truck had a 250 that was a monster. I flung gravel everywhere and off we went.

           The shifter was finicky and I could shift it better than he could. So I ended up driving him all around in that old truck with no driver's license.

           I found this 1966 Chevy truck on eBay for a decent price. Since I know a six will run 'til it's dead, I decided to go to Atlanta and drive her home.

           The best part of the whole trip was on the test drive. The man I bought it from reminded me of my Dad when he said, "Come on now Johnny you gotta put it in gear." I told him he was selling me a truck that didn't shift.

           I live in South Louisiana. It was about 750 miles home (plus I stopped to visit a friend in North Alabama). So I would say I drove her close to a thousand miles home. I did have one breakdown -- the cam gear stripped. I got a wrecker to get her back to my buddy's bike shop to fix her.

           Other than that, I listened to that sweet sewing machine Stovebolt run along at 50 miles per hour 13 hours home -- LOL. Since I got to ride my buddy's rigid frame chopper up to Gatlinburg and meet up with my now fiance, the truck is now a part of the family! [ pix ]

           The truck stays out of the weather and is my fiance's daily driver when she needs it. She says it makes her feel like "a country girl." Most often, tho, she is babied, too.

           The truck has some minor issues, but boy do we love her. Here's a larger picture of her at the Myrtles Planation! We call her Betsy # 4, and she will be around for a long long time.

 

           This is only ONE of Johnny's Stovebolts. He's got another 1966 Chevy pickup truck in the Gallery that he calls "My Daddy's Truck." ~ Editor

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