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Owned by John Neal
"johns truck"
Bolter # 23074
Gray Court, SC

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15 February 2010
# 2756

More truck pictures of my old truck

From John :

I first got interested in building a truck about a year ago when my Brother started to do some work on a 1965 Fleetside Custom that he had for several years. He was wanting to restore the truck for his son.

I have always like these old trucks and remember my older Brother having one when I was just old enough to drive.

After a few web searches looking for parts for my Brother's truck, I happened across the Stovebolt site and couldn't believe all the cool trucks and information.That's when I decided I was going to get a truck!

I love the big fenders on 1947-54 Advance Design Chevy trucks so I started searching the Internet, riding around looking in fields, asking people if they knew where one might be. I even searched some junkyards.

Finally, I saw this one on Craigslist. The ad said "He's rough but he runs." Well, the previous owner wanted $1000 for the truck and I didn't have that much money. What I did have was a1996 jet ski that had been sitting unused for several years. So I asked him if he would trade the truck for the jet ski and he said yes.

I didn't know anybody with a trailer but did know someone who had a tow dolly. So, I borrowed it and off I went to Georgia from South Carolina to get my new truck.

When I pulled up into the guys yard and saw the truck, I almost turned around and left. I decided that I would have a look since I just drove two hours to get there.

Well, the truck was in pretty bad shape. He was rough alright but he didn't run. I really wanted an old truck and was tired of searching. So we made the deal, got it on the dolly and off I went.

So, now it's home and I plan to restore it and upgrade the suspension for a daily driver. It's going to take some time but with the help of the good folks on the 'Bolt, I think it will be a fun and rewarding project.

I will keep you posted on my progress and thanks for the inspiration.

Bolter for life.

John Neal



Inspiration is what we have. A lot of imagination, too! (Maybe a little exageration ... ) You are among the fellowship of the Bolters. We are here for you John. Definitely keep us posted on your progress. ~ Editor


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