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February 2004 Update

From: Nils:

      Sent you some magazines and pictures the other day, that was supposed to be sent four years ago, sorry. The pictures is from my work and I think you can see wich truck it is. This summer, the fish truck was able to be test driven at the highway, and, belive it or not, I could drive in 55 mph without any problem. So, maybe it's finished this summer.

      I will try to be in contact a little more often.

Regards,
Nils "Fritty" Paulsen

      Howdy Nils!!! How could we forget the Fish Truck??? I still tell stories about the Budmobile (what a great story!) It's good to hear from you. I hope all is well (and warm) on your side of the Big Water. Pictures? Well, I am looking forward to seeing them. ~~ Editor


From: Nils:

    Hello. I am a 33 year-old man (boy) from Oslo, NORWAY. I happened to see your site about old GM's and would like to write some words about my trucks. I have this '37 3/4-ton Chevy, a '46/47 2-ton Chevy and a 1943 2.5-ton GMC War truck from W.W.II.

    The '37 came to Norway as a chassis with front (no body) and the closed body was built here. It served as a fish delivery van. The truck was retired in 1960, and stored under a roof 'til 1988 when I bought it. The shape wasn't too good after all these years. The engine didn't turn due to rusty cylinderwalls, and there was a crack after freezing along the left side of it. The block and pistons were replaced.

    The truck has been completely down, and is now beginning to look like a truck again. The chassis number is XBGD-2, and I wonder if this is number two on the line of this trucks. The GM started producing the 3/4-ton model in the mid of the model year, and registration in Norway seems to match this. Do you know?

    The picture shows how it looked in late winter '96. Almost the whole body had to be renewed due to bad wood. When this photo was taken, we were nailing new steel plates to the body as they did in '37.



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