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Owned by Don Roberts
Bolter # 16229
Hudson, Florida


29 August 2008 Update
# 2120

From Don :

           Here is another update on my 1942 Chevy 1/2-ton. My wife bought me the truck for my birthday in October of 2007. I sent in some pictures for the Stovebolt IRWIPI contest. Later I sent in some others for my Gallery page (see below). I had an update this past February with the truck almost ready for the road.

           Now, here it is almost a year later, I've been using my truck as my daily driver. The original six cylinder runs better every time I go out.

           I have done all the work myself, outside without a garage, including the orange paint job. Since I'm on a very restricted budget, I started to paint the truck "Juicy Valencia Orange" and it came out yellow. The color I finally painted it with was "Crunchy Carrot" -- that is where the rabbit came in. It was the closest I could get to the Omaha Orange.

           She is not finished yet, and probably never will be. My wife is still jealous of the truck (I spend too much time on her) but it's a labor of love.

           Some additional pictures: a side view showing the side-mount tire | driver's side rear view showing the tailgate and the rabbit

           Another big thank-you goes out to Every question I have had, I found the answer to by doing a search



           Wow, Don ... this is sure a far-cry from what she originally was. Good job! And working outside ... that's pure Stovebolt Stamina! ~ Editor

01 February 2008 Update
# 2120

From Don :

           Here is an update on my 1942 Chevy 1/2-ton. The truck is coming along nicely [ pix ] . It runs great! I need to replace a few more parts. Then I will start my interior and body work.

           I have been driving her around our resort here in Florida. [ View from the side ] I will have her on the road in a month or so.

           I will send more pictures as the work progresses.

           I have received alot of good advice and information from Thank you for a great web site.


           Well done Don. She's a far cry from the IRWIPI submission from last year! She'll be ready for the calendar instead! Good going. ~~ Editor

12 November2007
# 2120

From Don :

           Hi! I am a “new guy” here on the ‘Bolt. I just sent a submission for the "It Ran When I Parked It" contest and I thought I would send in the rest of the pictures I took to the Gallery. [ The original submission ]

           Update (yes already) -- my wife has been in contact with owner of this truck, and is negotiating a price, said she was going to give it to me for my birthday on October 25th. (No gifts please, just money)….

           The truck is a 1942 Chevy 1/2-ton. The man says he has the title and drove it there and parked it three years ago. He gave $2800 for it. He says the 216 ci is rebuilt but he didn't say how long ago. He said he lost interest in it and would make me a "good deal." Also he would help me put it back together. I want to put it back on the road and work on it as I get the money. I'm retired and on a fixed income with not much left at the end of the month.

           The frame looks real good, with no visible rust, some rust on the fenders. I have not seen the front-end yet. I don't know if it has the chrome grille or not. The sides of the bed are there but no wood that I can see. The interior has two newer type bucket seats and the keys are in it. The windshield glass looks ok. The back window isn't broken but is very cloudy. Driver’s side glass is broke but I can't see anything wrong with the passenger side. I did notice that there is not a gasoline filler tube on either side. I always thought the gas tank was under the seat, or am I wrong? I see three different size tires on the truck with 6-lug hubs. Here's a view from the passenger's side.

           I live in an RV and my trailer has new wheels and tires. By chance, does anyone know if they would fit? Here's a great shot!

           Now if I can get these pictures to load, I'll be a happy camper down here at the nudist resort in Florida.

           I will post pictures as I go along. Here are some more photos in my Webshots. I have no problem receiving phone calls 727-919-4625 or emails  with any answers to my questions, or questions or comments about the truck.

Thanks for looking!

Don Roberts


           Well, Don, you've got a great submission for the IRWIPI contest. Maybe one of the prizes will come in handy for you!! Good luck to you on the contest, and getting your project moving ahead! ~~ Editor