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Owned by Gary Zimmerman
Bolter # 7050
Eagle, Michigan


10 August 2008 Update
# 1533

From Gary:

           Here's an update. Take a look under the hood. And here are some of the details:

  • 350 crate 4 bolt motor
  • 75cc heads with Manley valves
  • Comp cam and roller rockers
  • MSD HEI ignition
  • Edelbrock intake and carb
  • Balanced but not blueprinted
  • Cast ram horn exhaust
  • Flowmasters thru the roll pan
  • Aluminum radiator, water pump and master cylinder
  • Stainless Aeroquip fuel and vac lines
  • Air bag suspension
  • 72 independent front sway bars
  • Monroe shocks
  • Power brake and steering
  • Corvette steering gear with tilt wheel, etc.
  • Dolphin gauges
  • Weld aluminum wheels
  • 245 x 40 x 20 front and rear tires
  • Notched rear frame
  • Body: two coats GM white and two coats crystal blue pearl; two coats clear coat
  • Flames and pin striping by local artist
  • Oak bed with stainless strips
  • 1939 Ford taillights LED
  • Rear-mounted aluminum fuel tank
  • Interior leather buckets from a Ford astro van
  • Rear door panels beige Naugahyde with flame stitch
  • Tailgate smoothed (Chevrolet gone)
  • Optima Battery in aluminum box behind passenger seat
  • Compressor and tank for bags behind driver seat
  • Bunch of chrome plating done under hood
  • Dropped front spindles
  • Front disc brakes
  • Removed filler tube from cab

Built with blood, sweat and beers.

After you retire, there is only one big event left in life.

           Gary's got some more pictures on his Imageshack page. ~~ Editor

22 May 2006
# 1533

From Gary:

           I haven't named the truck yet, maybe someone will come up with a idea. I purchased my truck about four years ago. It was an Arizona work truck at one time (for a Copper company). When I got it, it was orange on the box and blue on the cab.

           Picture from the front ... picture from the back.

           Improvements since then include:

  • Warmed up the old 350. It already had the Muncie 4 speed.
  • Air bagged it on all 4 and Notched the frame.
  • Covered up the hole in the bed where the differential came thru -- with a new oak bed.
  • Smoothed the tailgate and installed a roll pan with '39 Ford led taillights.
  • The exhaust is thru Flomasters and then out the roll pan.
  • The aluminum gas tank was relocated in the rear.
  • The truck is painted standard Chev classic white with two coats of blue pearl and two coats clear over it. Then flamed by a local sign painter, a friend of mine. He is very talented.
  • Vette steering gear, wheel, and tilt.
  • Sway bars (front and back), weld wheels, nitto tires completed the truck.
  • A '74 front end has been grafted on from the back of the driver's door forward.
  • Stock rear with a 3 inch notch
  • Fan and battery removed from under the hood cleans things up a bit. The aluminum radiator and w/p make it look cleaner

           I have been working on the interior with new carpet and bucket seats from a F**d. It is "never done" according to my wife.


Gary Zimmerman

           Gary's got some more pictures on his Imageshack page. ~~ Editor


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