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  Owned by Mark Ovenstone
Durban, South Africa
24 September 2008
# 2434

From Mark :

        Hello and thanks for a great grass-roots site !!

        I live in suburbia, near the city of Durban on the east coast of South Africa. I am a petrol head (a passion shared with my late father) and into 1950ís hot rodded trucks and 1960ís muscle cars.

        I first saw a tri-five at a gas station some years back and it blew me away. I had been searching for about two years when I got a call from a workshop selling the truck on behalf of the owner and it was love at first sight ! So here I am! I have owned this truck [ rear picture ] for about four years now. She doesn’t have a name yet but her license plate is 57 – ZN (Kwazulu Natal Province).

        Details on this Chevy Task Force truck as follows :

  • 1957 Stepside small window
  • Motor – 350 ci
  • Demon 725cfm carb
  • Polished air gap intake
  • Usual bling (pulleys , valve covers , etc.)
  • Drivetrain – Jaguar front clip including IFS / disc brakes / power steering
  • Rear Ford 9” with disc brakes
  • Turbo 350 Wheels – 20” all round (yes, with some front clearance issues)
  • Body – No mods, colour as purchased (not for long )
  • Interior – 2 racing seats [ pix ] , custom centre console including third seat Suspension
  • Front lowered + stiffened
  • Rear inverted + stiffened leaf springs

        I donít have any history information on the truck, but it must have lived most of its life inland on a farm, as there is minimal rust.

        The truck is a work in progress and I am getting all the engineering done (bit by bit) before a complete strip down and paint.

        This truck has been my daily driver ever since purchased and if I told you what I loaded in it, I think you would banish me from your site forever!!

Regards,

Mark Ovenstone

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