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Owned by Jamie Pritts
Bolter # 20535
Glen Jean, West Virginia

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09 November 2009
# 2695

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From Jamie :

This is my 1955 Chevy Second series truck, I found this truck about 13 miles from my house. It was just sitting behind a guy's house with weeds around it. I stopped and asked him about it and for $300 he said I could take it away.

I hauled the truck home on my tow dolly. Unfortunately, it had been sitting for over 20 years so all the drums were froze and had to be completely removed along with the brake shoes.

Once home, I sanded down the points. I stuck on a boat gas can to keep good gas going to the motor. I had to replace the condensor. Then she fired right up. I drove it around my yard and the floor was gone. As I drove around, the keys fell out of the ignition switch and fell threw the old floor boards and landed in the yard, so I couldn't shut it off. So, I circled the yard until my brother could find the keys so I could shut the truck off.

Worse yet, I had no brakes to stop.

I started disassembling it and spent a year on just the frame restoration.

The second year, I started body work. A lot of patch panels went into the truck floors, cab corners, step wells, rockers, and lower door hinge pillars. I also replaced both front fenders. The hood was rusted out. I had to weld in inner and outer door bottoms in both doors and a new  radio section due to being butchered.

The 235 engine used no oil and I kept it in there for a while. Now it has a 500 hp 1969 Chevy truck 350 4 bolt main in it with a Eldebrock 650 carb, long tube headers, Weiand 6 inch high rise intake.

I installed 1987 Chevy K-5 blazer 6 lug rally rims on it and I'm down to one more final year on the restoration that is already two years in the works. I'm thinking it will take at least one more summer, maybe a little longer then that, to get this '55 done. I have seven more projects in line to frame up restore.

The picture above is how she looks now.


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