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Owned by John Romero
Bolter # 5066
West Covina, California

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04 April 2011
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From John :

This is our 1949 Chevy Suburban (shop truck). I purchased this old truck out of Ventura, Callifornia from Robert Ziggler. It was sitting in a field with about 80 other cars in the Saticoy area. The 'Burb was last registered in 1968.

I gave Mr. Ziggler a deposit and had to wait about four months, as he moved non- driveable cars out of the way so I could get access to it. Those four months seemed like forever. Since I am an "Auto Club Plus" member, I then had it flat-bedded back to West Covina, Ca (approximately 95 miles).

As purchased, the lower clam shell tailgate was smashed, and all of the seats were missing. I eventually found replacement seats from different people incuding Stovebolt member Ed Noble in Washington state. Thanks Ed!

Next we found a tailgate in Chandler, AZ and I drove out there to pick it up as I wanted to see what I was buying.

Upgrades include a 292 6 cylinder with a 5 speed transmission and a Lincoln 8.8 disc brake rear end with de-arched springs. The front has a 4 inch dropped axle with mono leafs and a disc brake kit.

Future items will include new windows, interior, and sound system.


John Romero
Resurrection Vintage Auto Parts
West Covina, CA


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