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Owned by Keith Boyer
Chattanooga, Tennessee
16 March 2009
# 2565

From Keith :

Stovebolters! Here is my 1965 Chevy Shortbed Stepside project. My wife found the truck for me and so I have a head start on keeping out of the "dog house" ... maybe not a permanent pass, but it will help.

I have always been a old truck fan, especially the old Chevy trucks. So this truck will be a keeper for me. To me it is worth putting the time and effort in and have something to be proud of, and something that will get your attention.

I found your web site just by surfing around looking at ideas on old Chevy trucks for my up-coming restoration project. I will be doing some of the work myself and letting the professionals do the rest.

I am planning a frame off restoration to do the job right. After all you get what you pay for. I plan to keep this truck as close to the original as I can get. Maybe a few updates, but not real noticeable.

I paid $2,200 for the truck and have put in a different In-line 6 cylinder engine as the other one had some internal problems that needed more work than I wanted to deal with. It runs real well and is not in that bad of condition. It has three on the tree, which makes it fun to drive. A little rust that will be corrected in the process of restoration. I will put in a new wood bed when finished.

I will send photos of the process as I go along, and hope that anyone who will see them will appreciate them.

Thanks for letting me share this project with you.

Keith Boyer
"Tennessee Tuxedo"


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