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IMA-newbie with a '59 3200 Stepside * #676320 Tue Sep 07 2010 08:29 PM
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Hellomrwilson Offline OP
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Not really sure how to kick this off...
I'd been daydreaming about owning my birthyear ('59) Apache stepside truck for years.
I'd look on Ebay, watch classifieds etc... even when I saw a good candidate, I'd just shake my head and pass it by because simply, I wasn't ready for it.
When this Ebay auction popped up and the truck was within a 50 mile treck, I simply said "ok, now or never". I watched the auction end with "reserve not met" and contacted the seller to see if he was planning to relist. His answer was "no" so I asked him what he had to have for the truck. He came back with $850.
I made the trip to look it over and saw that on average, it had about as much year wear as I had on ME. I can appreciate that I reckon...
I especially liked the factory brush guard on the front and the square pattern heavy duty factory rear bumper... Both options rare.
The truck story was this: The original owner of this farm truck pulled the original 6 cylinder engine and transmission with plans to put in another '58 donor engine (I've not broken down the engines to determine condition). Sadly, the gentleman passed away before this was ever performed and the two engines sat on the ground for 20 years.
The wife eventually sold the incomplete project to my Ebay seller who resold it without transfer of title.
I talked it over with my "better half" and she encouraged me to GO FOR IT!
I called the seller again and made arrangements to bring a lowboy to pull my new toy home. When I arrived to get the truck, he and his boys had already loaded the engines into the bed of the truck for me.
The truck just barely fit between the trailer rails but it was meant to be. Lastly, we mounted the hood and Off I went.
So this is where I stop with my story until I make progress with my project.
Many thanks to Jim Karras and this website for wealth of information and exciting stories.

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Re: IMA-newbie with a '59 3200 Stepside [Re: Hellomrwilson] #676349 Tue Sep 07 2010 09:35 PM
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Nice truck! Welcome to stovebolt.


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Re: IMA-newbie with a '59 3200 Stepside [Re: FriedGreenTmater] #676454 Wed Sep 08 2010 02:39 AM
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Hellomrwilson Offline OP
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Thanks Mr. 'Mater.
Hopefully someday, my project will gleam like yours.
Nice GMC!


1959 Chevy Apache 3200 Stepside
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Re: IMA-newbie with a '59 3200 Stepside [Re: Hellomrwilson] #676495 Wed Sep 08 2010 04:16 AM
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Glad to see you "were ready for it". I've always had a secret love for those twin headlights. Glad to have you aboard the Stovebolt. Good folks and lots of info. We will cry, ****, whine, moan and celebrate as you make this into a nice truck like you like it. Its frustrating but very rewarding!!
Keep us posted and take plenty of pics.
You'll also find you have a lot of bolter buddies in Texas!!


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Re: IMA-newbie with a '59 3200 Stepside [Re: Achipmunk] #676545 Wed Sep 08 2010 01:49 PM
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Welcome aboard! Good luck with your project!


Rich

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Re: IMA-newbie with a '59 3200 Stepside [Re: Achipmunk] #676549 Wed Sep 08 2010 01:58 PM
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Thanks Alvin! I've always liked the twin lights too and masculine looking cab and hood. I love that all metal sound when you close the doors! It's a good, solid truck.
For me, it had to be a stepside with the spare tire mounted on the bed/fender... brings back some fond childhood memories.
I do appreciate the encouragement!
Loved the pics of your '37 and '52!
(Tipping one of my hats to you)!


1959 Chevy Apache 3200 Stepside
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Re: IMA-newbie with a '59 3200 Stepside [Re: Rich'sToys] #676550 Wed Sep 08 2010 02:02 PM
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Thanks Rich! I'm looking forward to gleaning information and hearing more interesting stories from folks with like interests.
Maybe I can find out how to get some parts and even deal some extras of my own to others.
Your loadmaster has my respect! Love it!


1959 Chevy Apache 3200 Stepside
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"A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul." ~ George Bernard Shaw
Re: IMA-newbie with a '59 3200 Stepside [Re: Hellomrwilson] #676666 Wed Sep 08 2010 07:54 PM
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The truck looks like a winner! Welcome to the BOLT.

Re: IMA-newbie with a '59 3200 Stepside [Re: Builder] #676868 Thu Sep 09 2010 04:46 AM
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J Lucas Offline
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Good find thumbs_up I like the twin headlights as well.

Welcome to the "Bolt"

John


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1959 Chevy Apache 31 Fleetside
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Re: IMA-newbie with a '59 3200 Stepside [Re: J Lucas] #676870 Thu Sep 09 2010 05:00 AM
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Looks better than mine when I got it!


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