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Our 1935 Maple Leaf Project #1269201
Sat Jun 16 2018 03:34 AM
Sat Jun 16 2018 03:34 AM
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Ray in ALBERTA  Offline OP
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Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada
This amazing truck was purchased by Martin Andersen as his first farm truck with his father on the "Andersen Lakeview Farm" south of Seven Persons Alberta. My fiancee and I (Martins daughter) went out to the farm, and pulled her out of the tiny space she had sat for over forty years, and winched her on to the trailer. At first I was devastated.... I was certain that the fenders, boards, hood, grill, etc was all there when I had first found out about the truck! But alas... bare bones. The disappointment had almost set in, when we decided to search all of the surrounding outbuildings. The last building (and least likely, so we thought) that we checked before going home defeated was where we hit the mother load!!!! She was, after all, a COMPLETE truck. And not only that, but unknown to us, Martin had done some chrome electroplating as well. We found a rotted out old box with the grill bling, handles, and many other items still wrapped in disintegrating paper from the chrome shop. Even a GOLD plated maple leaf grill medallion. We couldn't believe it.

We brought the amazing truck home, and I couldn't wait to find out if our luck would continue. I separated rotted and mouse abused wires, reconnected those that were needed, cleaned up the ignition and spark systems, cleaned out the carb, hooked up a temporary gravity fuel system, and prayed. And to our amazement, we were laughing like fools driving back and forth in the side yard with no brakes. Lol

That was an incredible day, and we are looking forward (mostly me) to many more, as I disassemble, and renew every part of this beautiful truck.

Hopefully the stovebolt gods will make our photos public so we can share our amazing project.

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maple leaf 3.jpg (89 downloads)
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Last edited by Ray in ALBERTA; Sat Jun 16 2018 04:53 PM.
Re: Our 1935 Maple Leaf Project [Re: Ray in ALBERTA] #1269217
Sat Jun 16 2018 11:08 AM
Sat Jun 16 2018 11:08 AM
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sstock  Offline
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Posts: 940
Gig Harbor, WA
Brilliant! Only a stovebolter will appreciate a resurrection like this. I would of been another laughing fool as well. Cheers to you and your ensuing project.


1953 Chevrolet 3100
Re: Our 1935 Maple Leaf Project [Re: Ray in ALBERTA] #1269222
Sat Jun 16 2018 12:09 PM
Sat Jun 16 2018 12:09 PM
Justhorsenround  Offline
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Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 6,467
Central, Oklahoma
What a gem!


Martin
'62 Chevy C-10 Stepside Shortbed (Restomod in progress)
'47 Chevy 3100 5 Window (long term project)


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Re: Our 1935 Maple Leaf Project [Re: Ray in ALBERTA] #1269225
Sat Jun 16 2018 01:14 PM
Sat Jun 16 2018 01:14 PM
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rpat356sc  Offline
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Posts: 77
New England
Absolutely stunning! What a great story and fine looking truck. Congratulations and good luck.


Richard J Patrick
Re: Our 1935 Maple Leaf Project [Re: Ray in ALBERTA] #1269624
Wed Jun 20 2018 03:31 AM
Wed Jun 20 2018 03:31 AM
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J Lucas  Offline
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Posts: 1,429
South Omaha, Nebraska
Great find! Congrat's.

John


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Re: Our 1935 Maple Leaf Project [Re: Ray in ALBERTA] #1269742
Thu Jun 21 2018 02:31 AM
Thu Jun 21 2018 02:31 AM
Achipmunk  Offline
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Boiling Springs, S. C. 29316
You are one lucky guy. That dual axle truck will make one heck of a truck. Congrats on saving it rather than calling the junk man. It taint junk!!! Looking forward to following you on your journey. How sweet it is! Oh, Welcome to the Stovebolt!


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Re: Our 1935 Maple Leaf Project [Re: Achipmunk] #1269783
Thu Jun 21 2018 01:24 PM
Thu Jun 21 2018 01:24 PM
1953 panel  Offline
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Oakwood, Ontario Canada


Originally Posted by Achipmunk
You are one lucky guy.
Yes you are! Mainly the fiancee but the truck is good too. Lucky also to find all the spare parts, saves a lot of aggravation and money. Welcome to the site and let us know how you make out.

Leo

Re: Our 1935 Maple Leaf Project [Re: Ray in ALBERTA] #1269789
Thu Jun 21 2018 02:28 PM
Thu Jun 21 2018 02:28 PM
69Cuda  Offline
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Posts: 1,782
Seattle, Wa.
great story!! Sounds like a fun project!!


Mike

1955 Chevy 6400 ex-flatbed (no bed now!)
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Re: Our 1935 Maple Leaf Project [Re: Ray in ALBERTA] #1269934
Fri Jun 22 2018 09:46 PM
Fri Jun 22 2018 09:46 PM
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Jeler  Offline
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Joined: Jun 2015
Posts: 130
Solon,Iowa
Awesome recovery! Good luck and have fun with your restoration!


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