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1948 Chevrolet 3/4-Ton Stepside

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06 February 2006

From Steve: 

     This is a 1948 3/4-ton I found at my friend's place who lives in my home town. I remember it being used by the local machine shop.

     After I got it home, I cleaned a pile of mud off the floor and took the seat cover off. Under the seat cover was this nice velour seat. I gave it some good tires and found a tunou cover in the back. I polished the chalky paint and it turned out to be a pretty nice truck.

     I drove it to a family gathering and my Dad informed me that the engine in that truck was out of a 1957 Chevy pickup. When I asked him how he knew that, he then informed me that I sold the engine out of my '57 Chevy pickup back in 1978 to the machine shop. They rebuilt the engine and put it in that particular truck and drove it for years.

     I thought it was kind of cool that the first pickup I bought and drove still had a heartbeat.

     I can’t believe how much The Stovebolt Page has progressed over the years. It looks like the membership is really growing. Great job! It’s my favorite site.

Steve VandenBerg
Bolter #6449
Sioux Falls, South Dakota

     Steve's got a number of trucks in the Gallery : a 1965 Chevrolet Pickup Truck; a 1959 Chevrolet 3200 Apache Fleetside; a 1971 GMC 2500 LWB; a 1948 3600 LWB 3 Window; a 1951 Chevrolet 3100 LWB 5 Window; a 1952 Chevrolet 3100 SWB 5 Window Utility; a 1957 Chevrolet Suburban; a 1958 GMC 100 LWB Stepside Big Window; a 1958 Chevrolet 3200 Apache Fleetside a 1951 Chevrolet 1.5 T. Flatbed; a second 1959 Chevy Apache Fleetside 3200; a 1960 Chevy Apache Shortbox; and a 1947 Chevy LWB Stepside. As of Stovebolts were not enough, Steve has a saga about bringing his 1969 Corvette back from California; and a piece from Corvette Fever on finding a 1966 Corvette! ~~ Editor

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