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Owned by Marland Steeples, Sr.
Bolter # 1895

Talking about this truck
in the DITY Gallery

10 August 2009
# 2646

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From Marland :

This is the second time around for me with a classic old truck. Divorce forced the sale of my first 1954 Chevy truck. So I spent roughly three years looking for a replacement. (For the ex wife and truck! ) And I found both!

I found this Advance Design truck in a small farm town past Fresno, California. It was a long way off the beaten path, in no mans land. It had been sitting for a while and the original owner wanted to sell. I talked with the son and we negotiated for about a week on a price. The Father did not want to sell too low and it was touch and go.

I ended up paying $1000 with no motor or tranny. All the glass was good. And it was a five window cab.

We spent the day driving to Fresno. The truck was beat up upon first inspection -- pictures do not tell the truth! But I had come this far and I wanted it. So, I purchased a 292 and a 4 speed from a guy in San Jose and a 6 lug posi rear in Hollister. My friend thought I was crazy for buying it. I knew the year and model were getting harder to find.

It rained all the way home and when we pulled into my driveway, I looked at her -- she was just as beautiful.

Thanks for all the help over the years. (Yea, we noticed #1895 -- you've been with us a good while!! Cool! ~ Editor)


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