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  Owned by Steven Spangler
"infantrylife"
U.S. Army
Bolter # 18311
Seymour, Indiana
23 June 2008
# 2362

From Steve: :

           Hello to all! First let me say thanks for having a site where someone like me, who knows nothing about restoration, has a place to learn. As I tell anyone who asks, "Why did you buy a truck that is 58 years old?" -- "I was born in the wrong decade."

           Those were the days -- a man was a man. Go to work. Come home. Do manly things while the wife did her womanly duties at home.

           So after trying to convince my wife of this , I started searching. After 100's of antique trucks, I found this one. [ Head on photo ]

           At first, the color scared me a bit. But since my wife's favorite color is yellow, I knew this was the weak point -- and it worked.

           After three days of back and forth conversations, I drove to Indianapolis to pick it up. [ Interior photo ]

           The body is almost perfect -- no bondo, and only one two inch rust spot on the lower left rear cab.

           The previous owner had it for four years and bought new tires, carb, brakes. The owner before him had put a 292 engine and automatic transmission in it. He also set it up for a flatbed which I'll change. The truck originally came from South Dakota truck.

           The interior is missing all the trim and such. With the help my Father-in-law, Brother-in-law and you great guys, I hope to have it ready soon. Never mind --- they are never all the way ready.

           I hope this will be my first of many restorations (I might not say that in six months). Maybe I can bring the Pepsi Generation with me and stop buying imports!

           Thanks a lot for the help and kindness.

Steven Spangler

           Now that's a truck you won't misplace in a parking lot. What a great yellow!!! Love it. Looks like this will be fun to do. And having FIL and BIL to help, along with the Stovebolt pit-crew ... yea, this won't be your first! Enjoy!

           And ... thanks for you for your service to our country -- keeping things safe for the Pepsi Generation, the rest of us, and the ones to come along! ~ Editor

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