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Owned by Pat Shopbell
Bolter # 20835
Ellensburg, Washington

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18 May 2009
# 2600

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From Pat :

Here is my new 1952 Chevy half-ton. I bought it from the estate of an old fella in California. His kids had taken his keys away 25 years ago, drove it into the garage (where it had spent all it's life) and shut the door. It hadn't moved till I winched it up on the trailer for the ride home to our farm in Ellensburg, Washington.

The body of this Advance Design Chevy is in great shape. There is NO RUST (yea!!), no patch panels, no major body damage (a few dings here and there) -- not even broken glass. The previous owner had apparently just had the tranny rebuilt and a new clutch installed when he parked it. The tranny still has clean red paint on it from the tranny shop.

I haven't started it yet. I have to clean the guck out of the tank and fuel lines, clean the carb, new points, etc. Hope to get it running next week. Keep your fingers crossed.

The engine rolls over, no water in the oil, decent compression ... so it oughtta go!

I have already taken off the dreadful western mirrors and the Sherman-tank step bumper. Looks better already. Planning to restore it back to stock and use it for a fun daily driver. If the engine in shot, might replace with a 235. Any thoughts on that subject?

Well...there she is. You'll be hearing from me with lots of questions down the road.




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