Steve VandenBerg's

1951 Chevy 5-Window Flatbed

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06 March 2006
# 1461

From Steve:

         Here is my 1951 5-window flatbed. My friend Mark called me up and told me to come and look at this old truck he had for sale. I jumped in the truck and was prepared to tow it home. Mark always has old Stovebolts, and when he calls me to come and take a look at one, I know I better be prepared to make a cash buy or stay home.

         This 1951 came from my home town in Worthington, MN. I used to see it years ago at one of the lumber yards where a previous owner worked. Mark had it running and we could smell the old gas burning out of the exhaust but the truck would idle down really slow. I was surprised by the smell of the old gas that it even started.

         The brakes didnít work and the clutch was stuck, but I loved the patina. It still has the original spare tire hanger under it.


         When I got home in South Dakota and went to get it titled, the gal at the window said that it originally came out of South Dakota. Welcome home Stovebolt.


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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