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AD Chevy Trucks

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Brad Allen has an awesome collection of Chevrolet factory pictures that he has set up from film strips.

This one is on AD Chevy trucks (1947-1955).

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The Advance Design Trucks

01 July 2012 Update

Owned by

Joy Pascarella
Bolter # 287
Ontario, New York



1950 Chevy 1/2-Ton Pickup Truck


From Joy:

Well, we have sold our chevy trucks and now we have two old Willys trucks instead. Tony has sold all his trucks too, but is now working on the old Willys jeep.We just got one about two weeks ago and have torn it all apart to work on it. I'm working out in the garage as much as ever.

Here's one. Here's the other!


Whoever got this beauty of a truck, we'd love to continue it's history! Please let us know! ~ Editor



06 February 2008 Update

From Joy :

          This '50 is now mine! It is primer gray. As long as it runs, I don't care what color you call it.

          We no loner on the '51 truck (that white one that we drove to your house). We sold it and sent it to Holland! We sold the 1945 2-ton and it went to Canada. So now I own and drive the '50. Tony still owns the 1937 Chevy 1/2-ton .

          I drive that truck every day in the summer.


          Joy is our currently one of our Greeters for The Welcome Centre (moderator). She's been with us since practically the birth of the site! And this is a perfect picture for her as she loves to work outside. So, here's an even bigger picture of the one above so you can get a little peek at their place. Joy is pure "joy" to have around! ~~ Editor


06 July 2004

 From Tony:

          Got a visit today from the new guy here on The Stovebolt Page, Bob (Junkhauler). Man, his '37 Chevy coupe is really nice. Anyway, he mentioned about a green AD truck just around the corner. I told him I knew about the truck. Then my daughter pulls in all excited, "The guy around the corner is selling his '50 Chevy PU!!"

          We all run right over to check it out. [ pix ] Looks nice from 20 feet, but it's got some rust, not bad really from sitting around in the open for four years and what was new bed wood is now shot. And of course, the 216 is frozen from sitting too. Bob looked it over, said if we didn't want it, he probably would. But me and the daughter went in together, $750 each, dragged it home on a chain, it's in the barn for now.

          The truck looks better in the photo than real life, but the bumpers and grille are excellent. The truck was owned by the seller's father. The old man dumped a ton of money into it -- new paint, new bed wood, tires, brakes, interior. Drives it around a bit then parks it outside for four or five years. The bed fills up with wet leaves. The mice move into the headliner. The truck rusts underneath from the damp ground. It was my daughter who wanted to save it. I was draggin my feet. My daughter was so excited about the truck. She and her husband are F brand people so it kinda surprised me. And she was afraid the seller would hack the truck. She'll probably buy out my half.

          I squirted PB blaster into the cylinders, to see if I can't free up the motor.

From Joy:

          Well, it's running. I heard it coming up the driveway. It was a 'New' old truck sound. I took pictures of him, but the best was the little puff of smokes as he drove back to the barn. It sure was cool to see it running and going down the drive way. Waving before he figures out there is no brakes. Bye Tone!!!!! Notice his electrical set up. Yikes!!! It looks like a ghost flying out of the back. Oh well, the old guy that use to own it can rest in peace now, we will take good care of it.

Joy and Tony Pascarella
"We're all Bozo's on this bus"

          Tony and Joy are helpful volunteers on The Stovebolt Page. Tony is the co-moderator for the Lounge and Joy is the Siren of the Swap Meet. This is their fourth truck in the gallery (two for Tony; two for Joy) ... check out the others:   '45 Chevy 1/2-ton and a '37 Chevy 1/2-ton and a '51 Chevy 1/2-ton.



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