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Leonardtown, Maryland

 

1951 Chevrolet 5-Window 3100

Owned by

Dennis Turner
"Dendo"
Bolter # 4814
Laurinburg, North Carolina

 

11 February 2008 Update

From Dendo :

           A few things have changed since my original photos. I ended up "getting a wild hair" and the hair continues to grow. As you can see, I painted the truck again [ rear pix ]. This time it is Dodge Dakota Graphite Gray. I have added Crager wheels [ good view here from the driver's side ] and removed three springs from the front end.

           For the interior, I added a 10 disc cd changer that is operated through the Custom Autosound radio. 

           For the outside, along with the wheels, I changed out the electric windshield wiper motor and a few pieces of chrome-bumpers, grille, etc.  [ passenger side view ]

           I go all over North and South Carolina in this truck to different cruise-ins and shows. It is a great driver.

           I have a lot of humorous stories I could tell about the last 25 years I have owned the truck, but my wife tells them best. I'll ask my wife to write some of the stories down and we will email them to you.  My name Dendo is a nickname of endearment she gave me -- she's really special!

                      I hope ya'll enjoy the pictures.

Dendo

 

           Wow, it's always good to hear from some of our "old guys" especially when they still have their truck! Your truck looks great. Can't wait to include some of the stories from your wife. Plus, wanted to add that Dendo has "another wild hair" -- he's got himself a 1963 Chevrolet pickup! ~~ Editor


12 September 2002  

From Dennis :

           I purchased this 1951 Chevrolet 5-window 3100 pickup truck 17 years ago.  Everything was pretty much stock, but I went to the extreme for the next 15 years. Every part was NOS or reproduction to original specs.  

           Then It happened. I got a wild hair and now I'm changing everything to make it more of a driver.  I switched the electrical to 12 volts, installed a Pontiac 3 speed trans with a Nova rear end.  I  then installed power windows with a Nu-relics kit. 

           Tomorrow I plan to replace the foot starter with a electric starter.  I have plans for IFS installation in the future but I do have a budget.  

           I hope you enjoy the pictures.

 

Dennis Turner
"Dendo"
Bolter # 4814
Laurinburg, North Carolina

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