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1970 Chevrolet 4 x 4

"Frankenchevy"

Owned by

Ted Taddy
"Bertha"
Bolter # 6856
Two Rivers, Wisconsin

24 October 2007
# 2101

From Tedd :

           Hello everyone. This is my 1970 4 x 4 work truck that was a two wheel drive when I bought it for $350 in 1984.

           It was always a worker, but it needed a new cab floor, rockers, cab corners, fender rust repair -- you name it, it needed it.

           The truck had a tired 307 engine (144,000 miles), with a 4 speed on floor. Driver's side ~ head-on photo.

           Well anyway, it sat parked inside the woods out of the way for a few years because I wasn't using it much, not on the road anyway. I found a '75 4 x 4 GMC with only a rotten cab on it. The engine and drive train were good. It took alot of work to get the 1970 cab to fit the 1975 frame, but it's all together.

           I guess you could call this a "Frankenchevy" because it took five trucks to make it! The bed frame came from a 1965 1-ton that I cut down to 6' x 8' (alot of welding). The front bumper I made from some old concrete forms and some other steel I had laying around.

           It has a rolled on rustoleum paint job that everyone was talking about awhile back.

Thanks,

Ted

           Ted also has a 1966 GMC C-20 pickup truck and a 1972 Chevy C-50 dump truck (Bertha) in the Gallery ... WORKING TRUCKS! ~~ Editor

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