1958 Chevy Apache 3100
01 October 2008
# 1990 & 2442
From Alan :
Here are pictures of my two treasured Stovebolts, Belle and Ethel. I bought Belle, my 1958 Chevy Apache, from 'Bolter Bert Miller (see her early history below). I got Ethel, my 1968 Chevy C20 Custom Camper, from a non-'Bolter in Oklahoma.
Both of these fine trucks came into my loving home this year, to the joy of me, my wife Kelly, and our five children (thank goodness). So I have no "doghouse" stories about them -- yet.
Belle has the original 235 and 3 speed manual, side mounted spare, optional traffic peek mirror, AM radio, and non-original rally wheels. [ Front image ]
Ethel retains her original Aqua and white paint scheme, 327 motor, TH400, heavy-duty rearend and towing pack, as any good Custom Camper edition should have. [ Tailgate view ]
I'm proud to be in the Stovebolter brotherhood.
The first story on the Apache from Bert Miller ~
12 July 2007
From Bert :
Hi folks! I purchased this 1958 Chevy Apache 3100 [ pix ] from an Iraq war veteran who was going on his third tour of duty and had to sell his truck. It has the original 235 Chevy straight six and a 3 speed on the column. It’s a great little truck. I got it complete with the side mounted tire, working AM radio, electric wipers, and it even had the original jack! So it is all original except for the rims and tires.
It is one of the most complete trucks I have ever had with the exception of the black paint. I read the article on painting with Rustolum and decided to give it a try. So here it is - a brush roller painted truck. Not too bad for a beginner!