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06 December 2010
More pictures of my old truck
From Brad :
I just bought my sixth wrecker and I think it is time to post it in the Gallery. It is a 1954 Chevy 6400 with an Ashton wrecker bed. I still have a few things left to do, like paint the engine, frame, and axles. I plan on doing most of the work myself, but I may decide to have the motor built. If I do, I will probably hire someone to do it for me.
This particular truck I acquired from a man that bought a collection of old trucks from another man that restored them. Due to health issues, he could not keep them going anymore so he decided to sell. Out of the three trucks in his collection, he only wanted to keep a 1931 Ford AA tanker.
I love the 1947 to 1955 GM trucks, and I have several of them in my collection. I also have many more in my salvage yard dating from from 1947 to 2002. If you need parts I more than likely can help you.
I am an avid collector of antique tow trucks. Besides this 1954, I also have a 1949 Chevy with a hand crank wrecker; another 1949 Chevy 4100 with a Holmes 515 wrecker; a 1953 Chevy 5400 COE with a Holmes 525 wrecker; and finally, a 1954 GMC 350 that also has a Holmes (460) wrecker. I hope to learn all I can about these trucks as I restore them.
I absolutely enjoy the Stovebolt website and I need to post some of my other trucks.
I honestly do not know much about the restoration of the truck, but what I do know, is that I still have some work to do and plan to post the progress on the Stovebolt as I finish it.