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1 May 2008
From Jeremy :
This 1971 Chevy C10 was bought new by my Grandfather at McDaniel Motor Company in Florala, Alabama. It was driven daily to and from work for many years.
My Grandfather passed away in 1995 and left this truck to me and my family.
At roughly 230,000 miles, the original 250 6 cylinder give up the ghost. We just happened to have a 1968 327 with only 80,000 miles clocked in sitting in a wrecked 1968 Impala. We swapped the 250 for the 327 and she's been going every since.
A few months ago, the timing chain broke. We decided to take that as an opportunity to restore the old work horse.
The truck still sports the original paint. The body has been well preserved with only a little rust in the rocker panels [ pix ] , lower passenger side fender (thanks to the battery), and some rust in the rear bedside (thanks to the exhaust) [ pix ] .
We've begun an extensive ground up restoration and intend to bring her back to her original glory, keeping the smooth little 327, and better looking truck rally wheels.
I'll keep the gallery updated with our progress.
Thanks for looking.
Jeremy also has a 1951 Chevrolet 6400 2-ton and a 1972 GMC K20 . ~~ Editor