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'Bolter
1949 Chevy 3100 5 Window Pickup

Owned by Bob & Hope Alspaugh
Evansville, Indiana

My wife and I had a 1937 Ford truck old school street rod and decided to tone it down a little and get more of a cruiser. We sold our 37 and it was a sad day when the fellow from Mexico Missouri drove off with it on his trailer. He had a long 6+ hour drive ahead of him to get back home. On the brighter side we had been looking for another truck for a long time and I have spoken to countless fellow and went and checked a few out and then came across this 1949 5 window 3100 pickup down in Kentucky just north of Bowling Green. We were headed to Gatlinburg Tennessee on vacation in a few days so we thought on the way back home we would swing by and take a look at the 49 to save us a 2 hr trip back to look the truck over. We took the 49 out for a test drive and I gave it a once over and my wife and I liked it so much I contacted the fellow the next morning and cut a deal. The 49 has much more room in the cab and we wanted AC and heat on our next truck as I think it was more needed than wanted as we have moved into retirement. We picked this truck up in early November of 2019 and I decided to drive it back home to Evansville, IN while my wife followed. What a nice unforgettable drive back home on a sunny day with little to no traffic at times. Since buying the 49 I have gutted the cab and installed leather power bucket seats, carpet, radio, and dome light. I had to pull the steering wheel as the turn signal switch needed replacing. All the inner & outer tie rods have been replaced along with the upper and lower ball joints. I took it in to have a new duel exhaust system installed with Magnaflow muffler with 2 1/2" pipes. My wife and I pretty much have our 49 the way we like it so it's off to the Cruise-ins to enjoy the ride.

Link to 1949 Chevy Photo Album [zippi6.wixsite.com]

2001 5.3 Vortec LS Engine
350 Turbo Transmission
BIG 10 Rear End with 273 Gears
235/45R18 FUZION Touring Tires
18" RIDLER Wheels
Power Brakes & Steering
OLD AIR Products AC & Heat
Ash Wood Bed
Tinted Glass
Chevy PPG Paint (Bright Red)
Last edited by Peggy M; Wed Nov 09 2022 04:19 PM.

"If you can't fix it with duct tape it's an electrical problem"
1949 5 Window 3100
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New Guy
What a fabulous rendition, with all of todays, creature comforts. Nice work.


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'Bolter
Thanks for the comment.


"If you can't fix it with duct tape it's an electrical problem"
1949 5 Window 3100
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Workshop Owner
Bob, nice job squeezing that LS in there. thumbs_up You and your wife definitely have one to be proud of. I'm sure that you'll get lot's of enjoyment in the years ahead.

Congratulations on being one of the 1st to post in the new Stovebolt Gallery.

John


J Lucas


1941 Chevy 1/2-Ton
1942 Chevy 1.5-Ton SWB
1959 Chevy Apache 31 Fleetside
1959 Chevy Apache 32 Fleetside
1969 Chevy C-50 Grain Truck

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'Bolter
Originally Posted by J Lucas
Bob, nice job squeezing that LS in there. thumbs_up You and your wife definitely have one to be proud of. I'm sure that you'll get lot's of enjoyment in the years ahead.

Congratulations on being one of the 1st to post in the new Stovebolt Gallery.

John

Thanks man. That 1940 Cadillac Coupe is sweet. Yours?


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1949 5 Window 3100
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Donald S.
Very nice truck you got there!


Please don't tell my wife how much this thing cost!
This guy talks funny!

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