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"The Alien Truck"

Owned by Mike Shafer
Bolter # 18623

10 August 2008
# 2405

From Mike :

        My wife (Susay) made me bring this 1946 Chevrolet 3/4-ton pickup home from her family's farm.

        Susay's Father bought the truck in 1964 from the original owner for a total sum of $50. We will get more information on the truck's history and pass it along.

        Susay's family used the truck to haul the family of five to the mountains for camping trips. Susay has some 35 mm pictures of their camping trips.

        We brought the truck home to Texas from Roswell, New Mexico and have tagged it "The Alien Truck." Susay wants to etch an alien in the rear window of the truck since she was raised in Roswell.

        When we brought the truck home, it had an A-Frame in the bed. Susay said this was from pulling diesel engines out of trucks and tractors to work on them.

        Susay wants me to rebuild the truck for her to use as a daily driver. She leaned to drive in this truck and drove it all over town when she was little. She has loved this truck ever since.

        Her father wanted a red pickup truck so Susay's Brother painted it red for him. After we complete the restoration, she wants to go back with the red for her Father.

        I now have the bed and front clip removed and stored. I will proceed with the cab and then renovate the frame. The Stovebolter that has helped me tremendously was 57Cameoguy. So far without his help, my efforts would be futile. I met him on the Stovebolt forum. Any other help on this truck would be greatly appreciated, as I have never restored a truck of this model.

        I have high hopes of having this drivable Bolt bucket on the road by Christmas (if the money falls from the trees that might happen on time), and will probably be pitifully so far over budget she can forget any diamonds this year or next! But boy am I going to have fun spending her money!!


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