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03 January 2009 Update

From Nick :

In mid-October, we got back from Crusin' the Coast 2008.

It is an event that lasts for a week on the Mississippi Gulf coast. It's like a poker run event that has over 4500 hotrods participating. I wanted to share some pictures that were taken while we were there.

We put over 500 miles on the truck in four days with no problems. Notice the boat in the background? While I was taking the picture, a shrimping boat was passing as it was going out for the evening's catch.


These pictures were really so nice, I only cropped one to fit the page. The other two I left big so you can get the full affect of the scene, especially the boat in the background. First photo ~ second photo . From there, we just HAD to include one in the 1960-66 2009 Stovebolt Calendar! ~~ Editor [an error occurred while processing this directive]

15 August 2008 Update

From Nick :

          Well, I've been busy lately on another "make over" (rodstoration) of my 1966 Chevy pickup. [ pix ]

          Over the last couple of months I have removed the wood from the bed and replaced it with sheet metal. I sprayed the bed with a bed liner. [ pix ]

          I have narrowed the rear end three inches and installed a set of Hoosier Pro street Radials (31 x 16.5 x 17) in the rear.

          I added rear air bags.

          The biggest change is the new two tone paint job. I sprayed the top the same silver as before, and the bottom black. Then finished it off with a flat clear coat. [ Rear view | Side view ] This door pic shows how the paint line continues into the door jam and transitions smoothly, so when the door is opened it looks like time was taken to do the paint job the right way!

          I made a custom upper radiator hose to complete the engine compartment. The engine is still a 468 cubic inch big block Chevy (BBC) motor. All the shiny black parts are black powder coated [ pix ] .


Nick Chauffe
Breaux Bridge, LA.

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03 March 2008 Update

From Nick :

          These are some pictures I took at Cruisin' the Coast in Mississippi. I drove the truck over 300 miles that weekend. The truck ran flawlessly. A man and his truck.

          I have powder coated the valve covers and air cleaner [ engine shot ] since my last update.

NIck Chauffe

          Great photo along the Coast. Too bad we couldn't use that in the '60-66 Calendar (too small). Sweet shot for summer. ~~ Editor

08 August 2007 Update

From Nick :

          I wanted to update my pictures of my 1966 Chevy Pickup truck. [ Front view ] I have done all this work myself.

          In the last two years, I've lowered the truck an additional two two inches all around. I made a raised bed floor with a 2" angle iron frame underneath. I have also installed a mini-spool in the rear end.

          I finished the interior by installing sound deadening material throughout, new jute padding and carpet, molded ABS plastic kick panels that have 6 1/2" pioneer speakers in them and and the matching stereo system.

          I have upgraded the cooling system to a two core - 1" tube aluminum radiator. The bed is completed.

          I have taken the truck to Cruisin' the Coast in Mississippi the last two years and put over three hundred miles on it in one weekend. I plan to do it again this year also.

Nick Chauffe

10 November 2004

From Nick :

          This is my 1966 Chevy. [ pix ] It's a five year frame-off rodsteration done entirely by myself.

          It is now powered by a 468 bbc, 400 trans,10 bolt Camaro rearend. It has been lowered 4/6, and disk brakes added up front. The fuel cell is now under the bed which now has a raised pine bed floor. It has a custom gauge panel that houses autometer gauges. The wheels are 17 x 8 up front and 17 x 10 in the rear.


Nick Chauffe


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