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Owned by Paul Vandervoort
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Bolter # 19017
Langley, British Columbia
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01 April 2009 Update
# 2512

From Paul :

Got an updated picture for you (left) and a cool shot from the highway lookout point!

I come from a "culture" of Chevy Lovers!!! since I was just a kid I knew at some point I would build the car of my dreams which in my case was a truck!!!

I come from a Dutch family of 14 children -- 5 sisters and 8 brothers -- and i'm lucky 13!!! When I was a kid, a friend's Dad had a very nice 1971 Chev pickup. It was loud and he was very proud!

I loved that truck more then my buddy and was always asking his Dad questions and he never seemed to have a hard time talking! My desire to have my own only grew.

When I moved from Ontario to British Columbia, I was very surprised to see a whole heck of alot of 1967-72s in great shape, not affected by salt and harsh winters. You could enjoy your truck on the road for most of the year!!!

I set on a search for almost two years looking at trucks, attempting to determine if I wanted a full resto, project or somewhere in the middle! I chose the middle -- for BC that means good frame, body, and fair to good paint with plenty of room to make her your own!!!

My goal now is to give this girl a big brother, since I also have a love for 4x4's!  

I'd like to thank my buddies -- Jamie and Tag -- for all their help and knowledge!!!

Paul


20 January 2009
# 2512

From Paul :

Hey there! Here is my 1970 GMC Longbox Fleetside. This truck has a 350 lumpy cam, Edelbrock 750 q-jet, fat K&N air filter, headers, no cats and Magnaflows makes her sound real nice!

The tranny is a 700R4, 4 core rad, 3 in drop (springs). Wheels are 225 / 50 / 15's front and 295 / 50 / 15's rear.

It is just some fun I've had with my girl!!

Future plans include some engine work to get some more ponies, lumpier cam, rebuild the top with roller rockers, etc, high stall conv., posi, etc.

This is a very fun truck to drive that will always give me something to do -- and look forward, too!!!

Thx,

Paul

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