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Owned by Gary Westervelt
Bolter # 11705
Columbus, Kansas
21 April 2008 Update
# 1673


From Gary :

           Just an update on what has been going on since my initial submission.The good chassis has had the bad parts cut out and new pieces welded in. It's ready for the sandblaster then primer.

           We just got the cab off this weekend (04/20/08) using the old reliable John Deere 4010 and my buddy Kevin [ pix ] . I believe he's a member on here as well. He's restoring a '48 chevy pickup truck.

           Alot of what I've gotten done wouldn't be possible without his help. Gotta give credit where it's due.

           Here is a link to most of my pics of my 1960.

           Thanks for looking and thanks for a great site. I don't post much but I do look quite often.


Gary Westevervlt

19 September 2006
# 1673

From Gary :

          I bought my 'ol bolt '60 Chevy back in the spring of '05. In fact, I bought it about a month before my wedding anniversary. Little did I know my wife was going to buy me the same truck as a gift! Let's say she was more than a little surprised when I told her I bought it!

          I'm doing a complete frame off resto on the old girl. The stepside bed that was with it had no floor in it and the front panel of the bed was rusting out. The frame had been broken and cobbled back together with bubble gum and baling wire. A couple of months later, my wife found me another truck with a good bed and chassis. So I'm using two trucks to make one decent one.

          Plans are for a stock color, neptune green, for it. I will more than likely lower it a few inches and couple of other small mods. Supposedly, it has a 327 in it with a 4-speed. But when I ran the numbers, it came back as a 283. I'm going to buy a 350 crate motor for it. I'm still trying to decide if an automatic tranny will be used or keep the 4 speed. Also, I don't know whether to keep the stock torsion bar setup or go with a new front end. [ Rear view ]

          I'll decide all that when the time, and money, comes.

          Thanks for looking. I'll be adding more pics as I go along.

          I just want to add that I just found this site awhile back and it has helped me tremendously already. There is a wealth of info on here and I can t stay out of the Gallery. Thanks for putting together such a great site.

Gary Westervelt


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