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Owned by Bob Thomas
Bolter # 18335
Saco, Maine
23 June 2008
# 2360

From Bob :

           This is my 1970 Chevy C-40 Ramp Truck. This truck goes to work every day. It has a 350 with a four speed tranz and a 2 speed rear -- arm strong steering! She is good old truck.

           I have had the truck for about a year now and never want to sell it. I put the truck on the road last Fall and it takes me to work everyday plus I run my own junking and towing business. The old truck works hard.

           I’ve had a bunch of old stuff growing up, but I don’t have anything besides the Ramp Truck currently. I found this one in a local ad book up in Augusta, Maine. I work at the Portland, Maine Airport and the truck has a ramp pass. It is pretty neat to see the old girl running around all those planes.

           As far as her history, all I know is the truck started its life as a Central Maine Power truck.

           I have been doing all the work myself and have done an Edelbrock intake and 4 barrel carb, header, dual stacks, one wheel cylinder, hydraulic pump and rebuilt the winch. I picked up a 427 for it last week.

           She looks a little different from the pic now. I put chrome stacks up the back of the cab and got rid of the rookie rods on the bumper!

           As far a giving her a nickname, it depends on if she’s running or broke down! Running she’s a good old girl; broke down, she’s a rotten old piece of -----!


Bob Thomas


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