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1961 Chevy Apache Fleetside Shortbed
20 September 2007 Update
From Tony :
Hello to all! Well, it's been one and a half years and I finally have the exterior complete (almost). I have several photos here, as it progressed.
I started with having the truck running good mechanically. Here is a picture of the "after" motor (the "before" shot is in my first submission below ).Then I tried to do some body work myself. As you can see, I had my hood replaced with one from a 1964. I found two doors in good shape at a local junk yard. I had the rocker panels, cab corners, cab supports and front side panels replaced by an experienced local shop. Here are a few photos of the rocker panel work: a good close-up showing some serious issues to deal with; a look from the other side.
After riding all winter in a multi-colored truck (I really miss it), I made a deal with a local body shop and got my truck straightened and painted in exchange for a web site design! Here are a few of the "before" pictures: from the driver's side and the passenger's side. And besides the one above, here's an "after" from the backside.
I still need to get the rubber for the doors and finish the interior myself This truck has ALWAYS been my daily driver. I installed an Edelbrock carb, new floor shifter, and other miscellaneous parts. I have a new steering wheel, chrome carpet and door trim to install. I use the truck to promote my web site business and usually get a thumbs when I drive around.
I really appreciate ALL the help and info on this web site. You guys are great. Keep it up!
30 November 2005
Here's the specs on my 1961 Chevy Apache Fleetside (shortbed)
I just bought my truck two months ago and am VERY happy with it. Although I have allot of plans for it in the summer, it's currently my daily driver.