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Owned by Mike Reese
"51 Ashton"
Bolter # 6394
Kempton, Pennsylvania
01 December 2008
# 2472

From Mike :

I got this 1940 GMC 1-Ton Flatbed stake dually truck off eBay this past July and have been having fun with it since. This is the pride of my four truck big bolt fleet.

From the cab forward is all original and complete with just usage scars. The bed was completely replaced in the late 1980’s.

My plan is to make this truck my long distance show truck.

First, I want to upgrade from the original 228 to a rebuild on a running 270 that I have (with the addition of a overdrive or rear swap).

I'm only the third owner. The last owner had it for ten years and only put on 3,000 miles. It has always been garage kept.

Here are a few pictures [ front view ~ side view ] of the '40 and the Ashton on our way to a show.






Mike has a nice collection of Big Bolts: a 1951 GMC / Luverne 500 and a 1951 GMC Heavy Rescue; a 1940 GMC AC252 1-Ton Flatbed. In 2012, we finally added his 1951 Chevy 6100 Dump Truck. ~ Editor


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