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Owned by Tim Newton
Bolter # 18932
Devon, United Kingdom
05 October 2008
# 2446

From Tim :

       This is my recently imported 1952 Chevrolet 3/4-ton 3600 series truck. I'm all excited !!!!

       I purchased the truck from a guy in Kent, UK. He has imported around 30 of these trucks, I believe, in the past few years. They are very popular over here in the UK amongst the 1950's rockabilly / hillbilly scene that we have.

       This particular truck was sourced on a farm in Minnesota and brought to the UK in August of this year. It is totally original and has had nothing whatsoever done to it since it was built. I ran a VIN check ( 21KRA1161) and the truck was made at the Janesville Plant in January 1952.

       My sole intent is to use the truck as my daily driver, so a full restoration is not planned.

       At the moment, I have just rebuilt brake wheel cylinders and master cylinder. The park brake was seized up and has now been freed up. I am currently awaiting the return of my brake shoes from the re-line shop. Then we can get all the brakes up and working.

       The major job to be done in the next few weeks is to replace the floor pans. From what I understand, these are common items for replacement.

       My wife has horses and we also live in the country on the edge of Dartmoor National Park in the county of Devon, in a small town called Bovey Tracey. The truck will be used for collecting hay and straw and also wood for the fire. It is a strong, simple design that is practical for our needs and we are greatly looking forward to using it. See the slide show for some good shots of the interior, bed, engine compartment, etc.

       The thing I like most about this truck is that you can work on it yourself if ever it goes wrong. And as for those body panels ... WOW !!!! Why don't they make them looking so good these days?

       I have a friend who owns a '51 and uses his as a daily driver and you just can't get him outta that thing.

       I look forward to keeping you updated when it's finally on the road. This truck has come to a good home and will be regularly maintained.

Kind regards,

Tim & Cathy


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