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The time has come to find a new home for my baby: Lurch.

I built him 29 years ago and we've had some GREAT times, but it's time for him to start the next era of his life. Here is a link to where our relationship is documented:

He is in pretty good shape mechanically. Just last week I drove him 70 miles round trip to a car show in San Jose, CA. He got 12 mpg. ;-) The problem is that I'm getting up there in years and I don't have the energy needed to set him up and tear him down for every show that we go to.

Here's info about his viability:

1. Only a few hundred miles on the brake linings

2. Modern neoprene outer seals on his rear axle so oil won't get into the brake area

3. Engine rebuilt in 2017. Here's the story of that adventure:

4. Refurbished 1928 four speed transmission installed in 2017

5. Good, roadworthy used tires and new inner tubes installed in 2022

6. New radiator core in 2022

7. In the past three months, I've done the following work. This was performed to fix a squealing noise that popped up at the VCCA Porterville meet in 2022:

- Installed a new pilot bearing
- Installed a refurbished clutch (good used disk with new linings)
- Replaced the u-joint with a very good used one
- Put new seals on u-joint ball housing
- Installed a new old stock (NOS) front torque tube bushing and put in a brand new neoprene seal behind that bushing.

I want him to go to someone who will appreciate the character that he is and provide him a good home. I will not sell him as a parts truck.

Asking price = $5500. He comes with eight-foot plywood cows and some other accessories.

Got questions or want to send me your application to own him? Send me an email ( or send me a private message (PM).

Lurch is located in San Leandro, California, in the San Francisco bay area.

Thanks, Dean 'Rustoholic' Meltz

Dean 'Rustoholic' Meltz
Lurch: 1927 1-Ton Chevy Cattle Truck
Old and ugly is beautiful! -- The Saga []
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I see you have a bunch of views but no replies (at least in here yet). Maybe you've had some interest from elsewhere???

I have followed your posts on Lurch and enjoyed the detailed work that you have documented in the posts outside of your Gallery.

Just my humble opinion, but Lurch is worth every bit of what your asking and deserves to find a loving new Bolter home!

Best of luck on your sale! thumbs_up



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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