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Owned by Clay Croghan
Bolter # 23403
Hillsboro, Oregon

Talking about this truck
in the DITY Gallery

10 May 2010
# 2784

More pictures of my old truck

From Clay :

Here is my 1962 Chevy 1/2-ton pickup truck. I bought the truck off a local guy on Craigslist just this past February.

I was looking for a nice halfway straight truck to tinker on and haul barkdust! When I first saw this old truck, I knew it had great potential. The body was very straight. The previous owner had fixed all the rust spots (patch panels) and just painted it white. The truck was ALL ORIGINAL -- I mean even the shocks (although SHOT) seemed original.

Being a six with a Powerglide seemed a little different. You don't hear about those too often.

After buying it, I set out to make it look like the '64 I had back when I was 14. So I replaced the grille (chrome) and all the bumpers (also chrome). I added mirrors, interior stuff, and ordered some Rally wheels with chrome rims and steel centers that I painted metallic silver. I added disc brake caps and a set of TA's.

So after buying it and taking it in to the local LesSchwab to have the brakes inspected, I was told that he, or who ever owned it before him had put some kind of power steering fluid or something in the master cylinder - NOT GOOD! So I decided to put a disc brake conversion on it. I replaced all the brake lines, drums, shoes, hoses, the works.

I have just completed the project and hope to bleed the brakes this week.

Check out all the pictures!



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