John Slater's

1949 Chevy 3600

"Ole Bessie"

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05 March 2007
# 1861

From John :

           Here are a couple of pictures of the 1949 Chevy 3600 I bought at an estate auction in Oxford Junction, Iowa last summer. I paid $500 for ole Bessie.

         The truck was owned by an elderly couple. The husband ran a True Value hardware store and had used the truck to haul bottled gas to customers.

         The truck has everything original, including the 216. It has the 4 speed on the floor with low geared granny. The breaks are gone, (leaking on the front). The box is toast. I plan on putting a stake box on her. The paint job was from the 1971 Centennial parade that was held in Oxford Junction and the truck has been sitting in storage since then.

         My Son-in-law went to Wyo-Tech and is a good body and paint guy so I am fortunate to have him around. He (Mike) has a 1959 Apache Stepside with Camaro front clip -- a really nice truck!

         I recently purchased a 1953 Chevy 3100 Shortbed with a 235. I will try to get some pictures taken and sent in.

         Gotta love these old trucks! We're just a couple of Iowa Farmers who also like our old trucks and tractors to play with when we're not farmin'!

John Slater
Slater Farms Ltd
Bolter # 13576
Olin, Iowa

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