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  Owned by Andy Smith
Bolter # 5716
London, Kentucky
01 October 2007
# 2073

From Andy :

          This is a 1941 Chevy short bed. It has a 1966 GMC frame under it and a 6 cycle engine with a 3 speed transmission.  I have owned this truck for around five years. (View from the side)

          About five years ago, a few of my friends saw this truck sitting behind a barn about 40 miles from me on their way to a car show. The next weekend I went to see it and try and find its owner. I pulled in the driveway and knocked at the door but nobody answered. So I let it go. That evening I went back with my brother in his 1989 Mustang convertible to see if they were home again. This time when I knocked on the door, the owner came out.

          I asked if the 1941was for sale and he sale yes and that he wanted $300. I said how about $200 and he said sold! I told him I would have to pay him $50 now and $50 a month and he said that was alright. So I gave him $50, got a receipt and left.

          The next week I sold some old junk I had laying around and went back and gave him the rest of the money. I told him I would be back the next week to get it. We made arrangements for him to pull the truck out from behind the barn.

          That next weekend my buddy and I took his wrecker to go pick it up. On the way home we had to go up a hill at about two mph because the front fenders were burning spots in the front tires! After we got up the hill, a man stopped us and asked if the truck was for sale. After telling him "No," we got to talking and he said he had a 1946 GMC pick-up. I asked if his was for sale! He said "No" because he was restoring it.

          We talked for a little more then we continued our ride home. After we got it home, the front tires were on fire! I got some water and put them out. Whew!

          The truck stayed covered until last year.  

Andy has a slew of trucks: a 1946 GMC Longbed pickup; a 1946 Chevy Shortbed pickup; a 1941 Chevy Shortbed; a 1941 GMC with a 228; a 1946 Chevy 1/2-Ton Shortbed; a fourth 1946 Chevy truck; and a 1938 1.5-Ton GMC Truck. ~ Editor


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