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  Owned by Dave Pridham
Bolter # 9300
Ladysmtih, British Columbia
10 September 2008
# 2425

From Dave :

       I'd like to submit my information on my 1928 Chevy National truck. I am the fourth owner of the truck which originally came off a farm in the Province of Saskatchewan, Canada. The truck was originally a grain truck on a  farm in Saskatchewan. I have been given a great picture of the truck prior to restoration and it clearly shows just how rough of shape the truck was in prior to fixing her up.

       The truck was restored over 20 years ago and I have owned the truck for about a year now.

       The truck is in nice overall condition with no shortage of scratches and paint chips. It has a charm and character all its own.

       I will soon be adding a flat deck with side rails and hope to have a generous payload of wooden crates, barrels, and a one cylinder "hit & miss" engine displayed on the deck.

       I do have plans for a complete restoration in the future but have decided to only do some basic "cosmetic" work and to enjoy the truck as is for the time being. [ Me and my Truck ]

       This truck has truly become my passion and I enjoy ever minute working on it. Some time ago, I was attempting to build / replicate a 1927 Chevrolet fire truck using a barrage of spare truck parts that I had come across and collected. I soon found that trying to build a complete truck out of many pieces was not only extremely challenging, but very expensive. In the torturous process, I met quite a few local fellows who were big Chevy guys. I was continuously buying and trading parts for my project. Many of these guys have since become my great friends and we talk "Chevy" all the time.

       One particular fellow just so happened to have a certain complete 1928 Chevy one ton truck sitting at the back of his large shop. I regularly went over it to use as a reference, to take pictures and measurements, and to just plain admire. Some time later, the opportunity presented itself to buy the truck and I just couldn't pass it up.

       I have since sold the fire truck project, being a rolling frame at that time, to another local fellow for restoration.

       Other than being the fourth owner of the truck, I have little history on it. I'm hoping to get some stories from the last owner one day if his health permits.


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