21 May 2007
Hope all is well in Stovebolt Land. I am still here, but unfortunately Nelly is not. Because of health issues, I couldn't keep up with the TLC necessary to maintain her. So, I sold here to the local Remax realtors office last fall. They plan on having her restored and used for advertising purposes. Iím still a Stovebolter, but because of my heath issues, now I can only admire from afar. Please donít delete her from the archive. You can definitely delete the ďfor saleĒ information (we did), but Iíd surely hate to drop by the Gallery and not see Nelly listed there.
Thanks for all the good work on the web site. Iíve been with you guys since the Hawaii days!
Bolter # 7875
Robin, a Stovebolter is forever - especially in your heart. Nelly will stay right here. If the Remax folks want to put their name to the history, that would be fine (but I doubt that). So, this will continue to be Nelly's page ... with your history so far. You have been with us a long time, and glad you are still here! Aloha ~~ Editor
This is Nelly. She's a 1938 3/4-ton jewel. I have four sons and a daughter, ages 9 to 22. We've been working on her for seven years together. It has been an ongoing labor of love. What better way to spend time with my boys and my daughter? This picture was taken buy my wife as we pulled out of the drive on Christmas eve 1997. The younger boys, my daughter and I were taking her out for the rest of our city to enjoy. And enjoy they did. We always get honks and hollers. It sure is fun to bring joy to others.
We are in the process of restoring the interior. I have just finished the dash with crinkle finish, NOS gauges and repro knobs. Maybe I can send you a photo when we get finished.
Keep up the good work on the web page.
It's been a while since I typed to you. I thought I'd send you a better photo of Nelly and a shot of her plate. In Louisiana, we buy a lifetime plate for our antique vehicles. Standard plates are about $25 and personalized plates are about $75. This is a one-time fee for as long as the vehicle remains on the road. I was really surprised seven years ago when I found out the name Nelly was still available. Anyway, just thought it would be a cool addition to the page.
I've shown a bunch of my friends your site -- Even non and other truck owners. They all think it's great. Keep up the good work. It's a great place to go with a cup of coffee and a little time to relax (not much of that these days).
Bolter # 7875
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