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  Owned by Gerard Nelson
"alberta chevy"
Bolter # 15575
Calgary, Alberta
Canada
08 April 2008
# 2293

From Gerard :

           Hi to all the Chevy boys down South from a Stovebolter from the North. I'm from Alberta, Canada. I wish to show you guys down south what a real Chevy looks like after sitting in a barn for the last 50 years. That is right -- 50 years now.

           It was sitting when I picked up this 1940 Chevy 2-ton. It was one of the last trucks to be made in Regina Sask Canada, when the war started.

           The truck is all complete. All the numbers match and confirm here in Canada.

           My plans for the truck is to restore it back to show room condition, just the way it look when it came of the floor. Everything is there in it's place, like it was when it was parked 50 years ago.

           The truck came with the original licence plate and tires, plus a spare. It also has the original mechanic books from the era.

           I have been researching this truck, thanks to you guys, and found out a few things I didn't know. I thought I'd like to let you guys in on.

           First, this truck is a 1940. But here in Canada, this was the testing grounds for US trucks, so after all the kinks were worked out here in Canada, they re-designed the truck and made it a 1941 in the US.

           Second, the motor was made in the US but changed here in Canada to stand up to Canadian winters and roads.

           Third, I now understand how they ID the truck here in Canada from the US truck -- thanks to a place just outside of Calgary.

           I will keep you guys updated on the work on this truck as I complete the restoration on it.

           Thanks for a wonderful site you people have.

Gerard Nelson

for Calgary Alberta Canada
(A part of Canadian History)

           Wow, great find. Hope to hear more about it soon! What a wonderful project to have ... full of rich Stovebolt history! ~~ Editor

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