1966 Chevrolet C-10 LWB
From Derry :
I found my 1966 Chevrolet C10 LWB truck on eBay. I purchased it in 2005 from a kid that was about 17 -- the same age that I am now. My Father and I traveled to Springdale, Arkansas to pick it up.
The body was the straightest I had ever seen but the driveline was a mess. The previous owner had little information on the history of the truck and was not completely truthful about its condition. It was a three on the tree that still had its original 328 V8 which, when able to start, smoked horribly.
Since the trip was rather short and we didnít have a trailer at the time, we decided to drive it back home to Missouri. After 50 miles or so, leaving a long ribbon of blue smoke behind us, the engine finally blew in a giant cloud that engulfed the entire highway. We rode the rest of the way in the tow truck.
I found out later that much of the wiring was cut and spliced (I have since fixed it). Many of the parts were repaired incorrectly and led to more problems.
After the last two years or so, I believe I have everything back in order. In that time almost everything has been repaired or replaced. [ Interior shot / gauges / rear ] The original color my truck wore when it rolled from the factory was light blue and I plan to restore it to its former shade when the time comes.
Out with the 327 and in with a performance 350 with a four barrel Edelbrock and other goodies.
The reason I first became interested in the year and style was because I had grown up with my Fatherís 1965 C-20 Chevrolet. It was his vehicle when he was my age back in the '70ís. My Fatherís truck was the first vehicle that I learned to drive. I have always loved the curves and the quality of the truck. I had to have one for myself. [ I kept this picture that Derry sent uncropped ... it looks so peaceful. Thought you all needed to see it all ~ Editor ]
Here is my Dad's old truck, a 1965 Chevy C-20. It has much more history.
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