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Owned by Armando Ramirez
"51_bombtruk"
Bolter # 18906
Val Verde County, Texas

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07 March 2011
# 2874

More pictures of my old truck

From Armando :

Hello fellow Stovebolters! I'm new around here but not new to AD trucks. I finally got my 1951 1/2-ton truck after almost 15 years of searching. I picked it up from a co-worker who was saving it for his 18 year old college-bound son. But, his son didn't want it. He wanted a brand new F*** mustang. So, I got it for $1500 (with a spare 235 engine) after being stored under a carport for 10 years!

The carport really protected it from the hot, blazing Texas sun.

It took me awhile to figure out what kind of engine I had since the previous owner didn't know either. I found out it has a 235 from the casting numbers on the block.

The truck has had an engine swap and a 12v conversion from the first owner.

As far as the history of the truck, it spent most of its working life hauling cattle at a ranch outside of Brackettville, Texas. It's amazing that I found no major damage except that the floor boards are shot and so are the cab corners.

I'm currently cleaning up the engine bay and painting the engine block. I also added a few parts such as an external oil filter and an adjustable Fulton Sunshield.

On the Photobucket account, I have some neat pictures of hauling her home (she was heavier than I thought). There are some good interior pix, too ... I had to gut it since there were mice living inside.

Thanks,

Armando

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