Steve Vandenberg's

1952 Chevrolet 1/2-Ton Utility


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10 February 2006
# 1415

From Steve:

         My buddy really gets off on these old Chevy’s. He gave me the bug years ago. He had all kinds of Chevy trucks. I thought they were pretty cool and then I saw this 1952 Old Deadwood 5-window 1/2-ton utility in his yard. He said he was going to take the box off and make a trailer out of it. I told him a better idea would be to sell me that truck the way it was. He was happy that I got one of his nice trucks and sold it to me for about $80 profit.

         He had found the truck in a storage shed. It had been stored in South Dakota for over 30 years. The brake cylinders worked but leaked pretty bad. With some points, plugs and oil and we had it running and driving.

         The rust on the utility box is just surface rust where there was poor adhesion of paint. Otherwise, the truck is solid as can be. The cab corners are the most solid ones I have seen in original condition. The horn works too.

         Did I mention how good of a friend I have?

Steve VandenBerg
"Builder"
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 hasa 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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