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38Kiwi #1500020 Mon May 08 2023 04:36 AM
Joined: Jan 2012
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Just had a week in Whangarei, my birthplace. You are onto a good crew here. Where in NZ are you? I live in Newcastle, Australia now. Good looking truck you have. Mine is lhd from California.

Last edited by Peggy M; Mon May 08 2023 04:46 PM. Reason: punctuation ... ;)

57 3200 pickup 265 V8 with service tray
Joined: Apr 2023
Posts: 5
38Kiwi Offline OP
Thank you for the welcome.
The red is close to the original color I found under the other layers of paint when I sanded it back. I'm not sure if it would have had the black fenders but I liked the look. It was held in reserve for the NZ army when new for WW2 which is why we think it has the 4 speed gearbox. It was then released to civilian use in 1943. I believe it was owned by a freighting company for awhile then several local farmers ending with us.
I'm from Nelson which is at the top of the south island.

TPR57C #1500025 Mon May 08 2023 07:51 AM
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38Kiwi Offline OP
Here's what I started with. Wasn't too bad a condition, no real rust issues. It must have been stored indoors most of its life.

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38Kiwi #1500066 Mon May 08 2023 03:25 PM
Joined: Sep 2009
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That is a beautiful truck! thumbs_up

Welcome to the Stovebolt community.

The history of your truck, along with the restoration beginnings "Here's what I started with." picture, leave a big opening for more tales about your restoration. grin

Looking forward to more conversations and pictures as you can share them.



1951 Chevy 3 window 3100 (My Grandpa's hunting truck)
1966 Chevelle (Wife's Hot Rod)
2013 Chevy Silverado (Current daily driver)
US Army MSG Retired (1977-1998)
Com Fac Maint Lead Tech Retired (1998-2021)

Finally time to get to work on my Grandpa's (now mine) truck!
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