The Gallery
 

A 'virtual garage' of antique Chevy & GMC trucks from around the World


Around the 'Bolt...

Search
Search the 'Bolt - more than 100,000 pages of info. Start here if you're hunting!

Discussion Forums
More than 38,400 registered Stovebo
lters from around the world talking old trucks, and sharing technical help.

Gallery More than 3,140 old truck stories with photos from Stovebolters worldwide! More in our DITY Gallery.

Tech Tips
Helpful tips on truck restoration, identification, preservation; project stories, Build Blogs and Stovebolt histories.

Events
Find out who's doing what, where and when! See who else is in your neighborhood with an old truck.

The Swap Meet
FREE Classified ads for trucks, parts, truck citings, eBay / Craigslist, Hauling Board.

FAQs
Nothing new under the sun ... got some good Frequently Asked Questions here, and will probably have more!

Features
Sagas, Feature Stories and some stuff we've done here and there and don't know where else to put it!

Stovebolt Hoo-ya
'Bolter wear, calendars, bling and other goodies!

Stovebolt Office
About Us, Contacting Us, Stovebolt Supporters, and other pertinent administrivia.

Home
Return to the home page







No parts of this site, its contents, photos or graphics may be used without permission.

Copyright © 1995-2022
Leonardtown, Maryland

 

1966 Chevy C-10 Pickup Truck

"Ol' Blue"

Owned by

 

Kevin Brown
"kevin e. brown"
Bolter # 15392
Sackville, New Brunswick
Canada

12 November 2007
# 2122

From Kevin :

           Hi fellow Stovebolters. Here's a picture of my 1966 Chevy C-10 when I first bought her home, again after 17 years, four years ago. (huh?? Read on! ~~ Editor) I'm currently restoring her to original. This is the same one I had in high school!

           I have a few stories I can share about this old truck! The day I went to pick her up, I was lining her up behind the tow truck with no brakes (of course) and the three on the tree was really worn out. I was really rusty in driving a three on the tree, so I got her stuck in reverse and did a backwards roll and crashed into a ditch! Luckily, there was not a mark on “Ol Blue” !

           I first got this truck back in high school when it was taken to the school shop to be torn apart for teaching purposes and scrapped afterwards. All I could think about was here is my dream truck before me and it was about to die a horrible death. I quickly convinced the shop teacher to let me have it. Ed Cook, the shop teacher, said it was fine with him as long as he had a replacement to teach the students on. I found a replacement truck at the scrap yard and the dealer was so impressed with my enthusiasm that he gave it to me!

           After a few years passed, I restored a 1953 Chevy automobile (which I sold last year to a good home).  About 17 years ago, I was going to college, working and living at home. I was slowly turning my Dad’s yard into a junkyard. Well something had to go and I ended up making a bad decision. I sold my truck for the price of a jug of whiskey! 

           I know, I am a rotten person. I tried for years and years to get it back, but to no avail. 

           One day, I walked into my friend’s shop to again try and buy it. He finally sold it to me for 50 bucks! Just what he had into it.

           I have once again started to restore it. It will be a 4-speed and I will add A/C. Other than that, it will be bone stock, “plain jane” original. It has a 283 four speed.

           As for the name "Ol' Blue," in the photo, if you look at the cowl below the hood line, you can just make out the truck's original colour -- GM of Canada 5004 Chambray Blue. It's a sky blue used from 1960-66. I will be painting Ol' Blue back to her original colour.

           I got a new bed from Texas and some new front end parts from American Classic Truck Parts!

           I just love these trucks. I love this site! I feel very honored to be part of Stovebolt. I am excited as a kid on Christmas day everytime I see Ol' Blue in the Gallery and any other 'Bolt for that matter.

           That's very cool that you got her back. You two already have good history (well, depending on how good you were in Shop Class ). Good luck with the resto and keep us posted! ~~ Editor

-30-