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1963 Chevy COE w/Detroit 6v53


Owned by

Bill Chapman

Valentine's Day
14 February 2008
# 2226

From Kyle :

           This is my Grandfather's (Bill Chapman) 1963 Chevy Cabover. He bought it in 1970 as a tandem and made it into a 6-wheel. He lengthened the frame and custom made the utility body. It has a Detroit 6v53 and a 5&2 transmission. The miles are undetermined. When he bought it, the truck had very high miles and since has had 11 sets of tires. We estimate it has a million plus miles by now. It has been rebuilt once, I believe.

           The truck has been used as the primary truck for the business, and now is operated daily by my Uncle. I work with the truck too, and I know it's a real bad time finding parts for it. Here is a larger image of the one above.

           My Grandfather has since passed away so it means alot to our family. It is pretty unique and I thought some people could still appreciate it as much as we do.

           If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.


Kyle Thomassen