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1966 Chevy C-10 Pickup Truck

"Ol' Blue"

Owned by


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

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