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Owned by Skip Whitfield
Bolter # 34
Cobble Hill, B.C. Canada
Vancouver Island

Talking about this truck
in the Welcome Center

11 April 2009
# 2592

More photos on Webshots

From Skip :

I recently purchased a restored 1952 3/4-ton Chev. I helped the previous owner from time to time during it's restoration as his health was failing. This defiantly is the finest restored truck I have ever seen. Here is a group of photos.

The previous owner - Jim - lives here on Vancouver Island. He is a retired RCMP cop. He was recently diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease and is not doing well. When he offered the truck for sale, I felt obliged to get it so that it would not end up being resold to someone who didn't appreciated the vehicle. I have a picture or two for your consideration.

This truck was completely disassembled, painted and very carefully put back together. It has 24000 original miles (seriously and documented). Functioning radio, engine, transmission and rearend torn down and inspected. Damn near new everything from brakes to engine mounts, mirrors, seats, door panels, king pins.

The entire cab is sound proofed. New headliner, wipers - has turn signals ... new door hinges and latches - beautiful paint job.

Honestly, I could go on and on of what was done with the truck. I'm entering it into a concours event in May to see how it does. I've seen hundreds if not thousands of the trucks over the years and nothing comes even close to this vehicle. It was at one point insured for $43,000 as appraised and will be again once I get it reappraised.

The webshot link shows a bunch of pictures of it.

This one is very nice indeed. ~ John Lucas, Stovebolt Curator. Skip also has a 1947 5-Window Chevy ("The Toad") in the Gallery ~ Editor.


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