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#1451785 Mon May 16 2022 05:47 AM
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Housekeeping (Moderator) Making a Stovebolt Bed & Paint and Body Shop Forums
Was visiting my home town back in February and the guys that now work at my dad's plumbing shop shared a pic of the old shop truck.

I was thinking it was a '48 but remember it having the wing windows, but from the photo it's definitely a 51 or later. I recall it had the pull down door handles.

This pic was possibly taken by my dad, with his boss on the right and two friends with him. Dad later bought in to the business, then bought his old boss out.

This is one of the only pics we have of dad's shop truck.

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Great pic Kevin! 3800? Looking at the guys in the image I'm reminded how men almost never carried extra padding back when "working" for a living was common. It's not that our AD truck interiors are small, today's occupants are often a bit too big.

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Last edited by moparguy; Mon May 16 2022 02:34 PM.

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Great picture. I have very few pictures of my Father and fewer of his trucks. Someday I'll get someone to explain the old phone numbers to me, area codes have always been part of my history.

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Great photo, thanks for sharing.


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Will you put that door art on your truck? Dave


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Very neat picture! Thanks for showing it


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Housekeeping (Moderator) Making a Stovebolt Bed & Paint and Body Shop Forums
Yep, it was a 3/4 ton. Re: the extra padding. Buzz, the guy on the right looked like that till the day he died, and he was probably 6'4" tall, yet was able to squeeze into that GMC. My dad was also pretty trim. He talked (very few times) about his time in the army doing pushups with another guy sitting on his shoulders. I can barely do a pushup, myself.
Craig, our phone # when I was a kid was also 4 digits, and to call long distance, you had to dial the operator. Initially it was a party line and the teenage girl down the street seemed to always be on the phone. You could pick up the phone and listen in on the conversation (and ask to have the line if your call was more important, and it usually was if she was on the line.
Dave, no, I had thought about doing that, but my truck will be like it's original owner had it, the Alaska Road Commission (the pic is not my truck, but similar). I'm trying to stay correct to it's history. If I lived back at my home town, I'd likely got with the original scheme of my dad's shop truck.

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Thanks for sharing. Enjoyed the pictures and the comments. Keep'em rolling guys, its up to us and we're up to the task!!!


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1951 was the only year with pull down handles and wing vents. If any with a belly to steering wheel problem need a cure just come on down to Texas and work in my metal building shop during a summer of 100 plus heat. Four months of 50 hour weeks and you can let someone ride on your lap in the gap between belly and wheel.

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Pretty cool, Kevin. Time goes by fast.

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