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#1450974 Sat May 07 2022 10:49 PM
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 17
T
'Bolter
Heel low:

What could be neater than to have your spouse haul out your shedded big bolt for Mother's Day weekend, eh!

[img]https://www.stovebolt.com/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php/ubb/download/Number/42332/filename/May 07 2022 IMG_2803.jpg[/img]

Last registered in 1967 (as per the plates), my unit has enjoyed being shedded by the original owner family and us, the second family to own her.

[img]https://www.stovebolt.com/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php/ubb/download/Number/42334/filename/May 07 2022 IMG_2822.jpg[/img]

Had the rims powder coated to match the original 86 year old paint along with my FIL's metal box.

[img]https://www.stovebolt.com/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php/ubb/download/Number/42336/filename/May 07 2022 IMG_2848.jpg[/img]

Original keys for the ignition and glove box.

[img]https://www.stovebolt.com/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php/ubb/download/Number/42335/filename/May 07 2022 IMG_2837.jpg[/img]

Happy Mother's Day!

Doggone,

Tara
Wife and Tabulator for Rick Too Old to Part Out
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____(\ Tara Lee Higgins /)____
(_____~> Higgins Rat Ranch - An ACD is for LIFE <~_____)
( `` `` Alberta, Canada `` `` )
\ ranchrat@telusplanet.net /
) http://www.wolven.ca/higgins/ratranch (

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toooldtopartout #1450978 Sat May 07 2022 11:15 PM
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 4,522
E
'Bolter
Nice presentation!

Ed


'37 GMC T-18 w/ DD 4-53T, RTO-610, 6231 aux., '95 GMC running gear, full disc brakes, power steering, 22.5 wheels and tires.
'47 GMC 1 ton w/ 302, NP-540, 4wd, full width Blazer front axle.
'54 GMC 630 w/ 503 gasser, 5 speed, ex fire truck, shortened WB 4', install 8' bed.
'55 GMC 370 w/270, 420 4 speed, grain, dump bed truck from ND. Works OK.
EdPruss #1450980 Sat May 07 2022 11:27 PM
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 17
T
'Bolter
Heel low:

Thanks!

Unlike our 1928 one tons which are green,

[img]https://www.stovebolt.com/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php/ubb/download/Number/42339/filename/May 07 2022 IMG_2701.jpg[/img]

Thinking I will leave this unit as found (past the powder coated rims)...leave the patina.

[img]https://www.stovebolt.com/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php/ubb/download/Number/42340/filename/May 07 2022 IMG_2890.jpg[/img]

Has anyone here done a "clear" coat on their big bolts, as found? Images & methods used, would be appreciated.

Doggone,

Tara
Wife and Tabulator for Rick Too Old to Part Out
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____(\ Tara Lee Higgins /)____
(_____~> Higgins Rat Ranch - An ACD is for LIFE <~_____)
( `` `` Alberta, Canada `` `` )
\ ranchrat@telusplanet.net /
) http://www.wolven.ca/higgins/ratranch (

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toooldtopartout #1450996 Sun May 08 2022 01:43 AM
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 4,522
E
'Bolter
Hot rod guys do clear coats over weathered paint, usually pretty shabby paint jobs. I am thinking of doing that to my ‘55.

Ed

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'37 GMC T-18 w/ DD 4-53T, RTO-610, 6231 aux., '95 GMC running gear, full disc brakes, power steering, 22.5 wheels and tires.
'47 GMC 1 ton w/ 302, NP-540, 4wd, full width Blazer front axle.
'54 GMC 630 w/ 503 gasser, 5 speed, ex fire truck, shortened WB 4', install 8' bed.
'55 GMC 370 w/270, 420 4 speed, grain, dump bed truck from ND. Works OK.
toooldtopartout #1450997 Sun May 08 2022 02:04 AM
Joined: Dec 2001
Posts: 15,899
'Bolter
Love ALL the trucks....especially the '28.

.....my wife would call that a "shopping mall" for me!


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toooldtopartout #1451025 Sun May 08 2022 02:22 PM
Joined: Feb 2013
Posts: 537
5
'Bolter
Nice flock you have there! The 28 is fantastic piece of history
Thanks for sharing!
Jim


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Bucks County, Pa.
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EdPruss #1451037 Sun May 08 2022 05:54 PM
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 17
T
'Bolter
Originally Posted by EdPruss
Hot rod guys do clear coats over weathered paint, usually pretty shabby paint jobs. I am thinking of doing that to my ‘55.

Ed

Heel low:

I would like to do a NICE bit of honour to the life this truck has led...so hoping it won't be a shabby looking job. LOL

[img]https://www.stovebolt.com/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php/ubb/download/Number/42356/filename/ML.jpg[/img]

It is original only once, and I suppose if I end up hating what clear coating the patina looks like, one may always blast it off and do a re-paint...I'll know what colour it was.

Doggone,

Tara
Wife and Tabulator for Rick Too Old to Part Out
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____(\ Tara Lee Higgins /)____
(_____~> Higgins Rat Ranch - An ACD is for LIFE <~_____)
( `` `` Alberta, Canada `` `` )
\ ranchrat@telusplanet.net /
) http://www.wolven.ca/higgins/ratranch (

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Last edited by toooldtopartout; Sun May 08 2022 06:19 PM. Reason: Add photo...
Achipmunk #1451039 Sun May 08 2022 05:57 PM
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 17
T
'Bolter
Originally Posted by Achipmunk
Love ALL the trucks....especially the '28.

.....my wife would call that a "shopping mall" for me!

Heel low:

Yes, this is a great place to wander about (we also have square bodies which we drive on nice days).

We have six 1928's; two of which are in fab shape. Will restow the two and then be able to race each other to town for ice cream ... flat out at fifty annoying everyone on the roads but us! :-D

Doggone,

Tara
Wife and Tabulator for Rick Too Old to Part Out
--
\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

____(\ Tara Lee Higgins /)____
(_____~> Higgins Rat Ranch - An ACD is for LIFE <~_____)
( `` `` Alberta, Canada `` `` )
\ ranchrat@telusplanet.net /
) http://www.wolven.ca/higgins/ratranch (

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53 green 1- ton #1451042 Sun May 08 2022 06:11 PM
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 17
T
'Bolter
[img]https://www.stovebolt.com/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php/ubb/download/Number/42351/filename/May 2014 one ton Chev 1928 wooden wheels P1300527.jpg[/img]
Originally Posted by 53 green 1- ton
Nice flock you have there! The 28 is fantastic piece of history
Thanks for sharing!
Jim

Heel low:

The '28's are our only wooden wheeled trucks. We joke and call them our "service trucks" to the fleet of Big Bolt Leafs. :-D

[img]https://www.stovebolt.com/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php/ubb/download/Number/42351/filename/May 2014 one ton Chev 1928 wooden wheels P1300527.jpg[/img]

Had the wooden wheels for one truck redone and new rubber for the two we will drive.

Finding someone that DOES wooden wheels is a luxury...the art is dying with the persons...sigh. :-(

The 1st '28, we made the terrible error (har har!) of going to an auction on Father's Day, eh? Heard it run, tried the doors and they were smooth...yeh, terrible error!

[img]https://www.stovebolt.com/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php/ubb/download/Number/42352/filename/1st 1928 Chev one ton.jpg[/img]

Sweet unit and was in the movie "Bye, Bye Blues" shot down in Southern Alberta. Those that know their '28's will see the headlights are for a 1926 Chev, not the 1928's.

[img]https://www.stovebolt.com/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php/ubb/download/Number/42353/filename/2nd April 2010 1928Chev one ton with Makins.jpg[/img]

The second 1928 Chev one ton, we bought from a fella selling off his father's collection of trucks.

[img]https://www.stovebolt.com/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php/ubb/download/Number/42355/filename/Higgins Oct 31 2020 Shop 1928 DSCN9963.jpg[/img]

We still laugh thinking of how he described it as "parade ready!" Yeh sure. Kinda like "it ran when we parked it," kinda thingy.

No matter, there is a '28 in the new shop bay and it'll get worked on. In total we also have six 1928's to pick parts from. You need three to make one and we made sure we had enough to "get 'er done!"

Hoping to see more monkey wrenching this fall and into the long winters up here in the Great White North.

Doggone,

Tara
Wife and Tabulator for Rick Too Old to Part Out
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____(\ Tara Lee Higgins /)____
(_____~> Higgins Rat Ranch - An ACD is for LIFE <~_____)
( `` `` Alberta, Canada `` `` )
\ ranchrat@telusplanet.net /
) http://www.wolven.ca/higgins/ratranch (

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toooldtopartout #1451105 Mon May 09 2022 12:24 PM
Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 2,644
S
'Bolter
Nice trucks. I really Dig those old Maple Leafs


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