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Owned by Bob Peterson
"rpeter12"
Bolter # 25415
Duluth, Minnesota

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15 November 2010
# 2837

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From Bob :

Here is my 1950 Chevy One-Ton truck. I purchased this old truck 17 years ago thinking I would have a good driver in a few months. Years later, it is almost done and I want to drive it.

During that great span of time, I tore the truck down to the rails and rebuilt or replaced everything that needed attention.

The truck was originally a pickup with a 9 foot box. It was owned by a lumber company who, for whatever reason, took the box off and made it into a flat bed.

The truck had a 235 engine, I believe, but it was shot and I decided to replace it with a newer (1966) 250. My son and daughter helped me for many hours on the rebuild. My son went off to Iraq and I stopped work on the truck. It has been sitting since.

It originally had 17.5 tires with split rims and no one would touch them around here so I went with a newer 15 inch Goodyear Work Horse tires all around.

I did a lot of the body work myself, but had a lot of it redone by a body shop when I had it painted. I was able to find the old box parts and rear fenders but the box parts were trash (which is why they made it a flat bed). The fenders were pretty decent. I am a wood worker so I made the box out of red oak and butternut raised panels.

I had hoped to drive it in a Fourth of July Parade this past year but I couldn't quite get it out of the garage just yet.

Thanks,

Bob

Bob, great-looking truck. Neat custom bed! Impressive. Thanks for sending it in. And please send your son our thanks for serving. As many have said in the Legion Hall -- our service members time ensures us the time we get to enjoy our's trucks. ~ Editor


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