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Owned by Ronald Yount
Phelan, California
23 February 2009
# 2538

From Ronald :

Dear old Stovebolters,
First and most importantly, I have not only enjoyed this web site, but have found it invaluable and extremely helpful in providing research and education on "Stovebolts" and related information / links. I have already taken apart the gauge / speedo and am ordering the restoration materials after reading the tech article.

My son, Ben, and I are starting the restoration of a 1946 Chevy Flatbed 1 1/2 ton.  Ben is 13 and he really enjoys learning about repairing / restoring cars, so now I have a partner in crime! We are disassembling and evaluating the necessary parts and restoration needs for this Art Deco big bolt. [ engine image ]

In October 2006, we bought a farm in Powell, Wyoming and intend to make a go of it as farmers / orchardists in the near future. We have 12 acres of farm land with a homestead house originally built in 1932.

My wife, Kimberlee, bought this truck for me for my 41st birthday in 2007, as she knows I like to tinker with cars / trucks. We live in Phelan, the high desert of California and she found this truck locally.  I actually had been watching this truck (up for sale) for quite a long time.

  OHANA Hobby Farms is the name of our Farm in WY.  OHANA means "family" in Hawaiian. We do not have any connection to Hawaii, except that it is our favorite place to vacation. Ohana has a close meaning to our philosophy of life -- that what we do, how we act and who we share our love with in life matters most.  It has a close definition of the Greek work OIKOS, which is defined as the 12-15 people in our sphere of influence that we have a responsibility to share the Gospel of the Bible with.
By the way, the "crate label" above was painted by our daughter Lilah. It will be placed on our truck door when we are finished with the restoration.  This thing is a family affair!

We plan on using the truck for transport of our fruits and vegetables to the local farmers' markets in the northern Wyoming area.  We plan on using the truck around town and for "Truck Crops" for our Ohana Hobby Farm in the near future. 

We love old vehicles. I have restored a 1953 Golden Jubilee Ford Tractor and even had it in a few parades and restoration events.  

Ben is also getting a 1966 Chevy from his Uncle who lives in Northern CA. We will restore that together as well.

We'd love to post update photos as we go.  

Looking forward to enjoying all the fun with you guys.  
Thanks and look forward to being a part of the Stovebolt Family (OHANA).


Ronald Yount


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