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AD Chevy Trucks

Chevy trucks

Over 6,000 pictures
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).

Lots of work on Brad's part ... pure enjoyment for you.

15 October 2012 Update
# 1417

Owned by
Owned by Eric Radack
Bolter # 4961
Riverton, Utah


1954 Chevrolet 3100 Pickup



More pictures of my old truck


From Eric :

Here is a little story of an adventure I took with my red truck this year.

From Riverton, Utah I drove my old truck 310 miles on this trip to a place high in the mountains called Indian Creek. We had a family reunion there.

I took the long way there to travel through small towns to see what old cars and trucks I could find. But I climbed up very steep canyon grades to the summit elevation of over 9600 feet! Where I live is 4500 feet above sea level.  

I made my turn off and drove 35 miles on dirt road to the camp ground. I even made a run and got a load of fire wood with my truck.

When I left, it had rained and all the roads got real muddy. My truck went through the mud nice and easy.

I passed tons of campers and I bet they all thought I was crazy to drive this truck in the dirt and mud the way it is.

Regardless, it was a successful trip! So my red truck, being stock with the 235 Inline Six, made it just fine with no issues.

The reason being why I do these things in my truck to have an adventure, build memories, and just to have plain ol’ fun with the truck. Besides it gets the best gas mileage out of what I own.


Here are some other pictures Eric took on his trip. Some cool scenic views; great shots of the truck at work (hauling that wood); and Eric's treasured finds: an IRWIPI truck! Eric has been on Stovebolt since he was 17 (and he wrote the Saga referenced below). That was nine year's ago. Glad to see he's still 'Bolting on! ~ Editor

10 February 2006
# 1417

From Eric :

Well, here it is! After two years and two months, I finally finished my 1954 Chevrolet 3100! I thought I could get it done in a year but I sure proved myself wrong!

I was 17 years old when I first got my truck, and here I am at 19 with a completed pickup!

When I first got my truck, it needed everything done to it. The motor was froze, no brakes, rust in the cab corners, interior was trashed, just sad looking! With a little determination and a lot of hard work, I was able to finish the job!

About 95% of the work on this truck was done with my two hands. I did the mechanical work, electrical, body work, and even the paint thats on it!

A lot of people thought that I couldn't restore a truck. It sure was fun to prove them wrong!

Boy, I'm ready to do it all over again! This time I would like to get a '52 Burb. Or a '47. Or a '51. Or a '53 or '49. Or a '54 or '48.


Eric Radak

2013 Info - Eric's trucks have become "stars." He's got a few in the show Granite Flats. Here are some pictures and videos that he has in his Photobucket Account devoted exclusively to the television series production. Since they have been using the 1955 GMC 350 2-Ton the most, we have included some details in that Gallery page.

Be sure to Read Eric's "The Hunt and the Kill" in our Features section -- Eric's saga, and our future. Then at 17, Eric hunts down his first Stovebolt ... and learns the joys of hunting (and getting) his first Stovebolt -- well, actually several! And then there's his "creative financing" strategies ... pretty goot!

Did we say a "collection" ... here's what Eric has (so far) -- a few in the Gallery and hopefully more stories coming! ~ Editor








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