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01 November 2012
# 2981

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Owned by Russ Borner
Bolter # 6507
Long Island, New York


1965 Chevy C30 Dump Truck



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From Russ :

Hey all!

As you may know by now, I prefer larger trucks. I have a C10 in the garage and it seems to get a lot of attention. But it is the "medium" duty trucks that get my blood going. They have a purpose: they work for a living. I get more people coming up to me with stories about a truck they worked with in the past and how they miss them.

With the pickup truck, I get a few truck enthusiasts. With the "worker" trucks, I get truck enthusiasts -- retired people who used them on their jobs and those who still use them.

I am now the proud owner of a 1965 Chevy C30 dump truck, which fits right in with the rest of my collection. This will be my workhorse for working on the other trucks and also around the house.

This old truck has already hauled two yards of RCA, three yards of mulch, a yard of firewood, 500 pounds of scrape steel and a few other loads.

Before I got “Dumper,” I used my original 1965 truck for many many years and always thought it would be great if it would dump. For the longest time, I planned to make it dump. But, life moves on. You start a family and you get older. You start to realize time is not on your side.

I recall when I was younger, I always passed an old Chevy truck in the development. About two years after getting my license, I noticed there was a 4-sale sign on the truck. I went back with cash in my hands. I learned how to drive a 4-speed on site and bought the truck for $400. I later found out that the truck was a 1965 C30 Longhorn! That started the whole old truck restoration craze.

So, I found I had to abandon the idea of turning my old 1965 Longhorn into a dump and actually buy a dump truck. Although the plan of attack has changed, the goal has not and now I have a dump truck.

I bought the truck from the Son of the original owner here on Long Island. This was the first and only "new" truck the Father ever bought! They used it for various jobs including a landscaping business.

The truck has been sitting in their garage since 2002. The Son was using Craigslist for several years in an attempt to sell her. I watched her for several years, but the first attempt to contact the seller did not pan out. Lucky for me my last attempt did.

I took the truck home and the first thing I did was take off the old sides used for the landscaping business. They were quite the eye sore. I then went to work getting her to run and stop properly.

I have replaced all six tires and rims. The old tires looked pretty good, but they had flat spots in them. So I decided to replace them. The old rims were size 17.5 which are hard to find and can be expensive when you do find them, not to mention the price of the tires.

I cleaned up the rear frame and bed and painted them. I also put on an old tool box underneath the bed. I replaced the rear lights with original lens. I love those old big red eyes in the back!

The original owner had a 230 engine in the truck when they bought it new. In 1977, they put in an over the counter 292 "Good-Wench" engine in it. They put about 42,000 miles on that engine in doing various jobs and then lawn service work until they retired the truck in 2002.

I bought the truck in 2011 and have put on about 2,000 miles more. I also decided to replace the exhaust to help with the output and rebuilt the carburetor to improve the input.



Russ has some cool trucks in the Gallery: a 1966 Chevy C30 Tow Truck - "Tow Mater" -- a 1960 Chevy C10 - "Ebony" -- and a 1965 Chevy C30 Dump Truck - "Dumper".


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