finished the body work on my 1971 Chevy C-10 long wheel base truck.
I got it done just in time for Hot
August Nights (Sun valley is right next to Reno,
me this truck from a local garage. It had been a
one-owner truck with 87,000 original miles on it. I was very
lucky -- the
engine had just been overhauled, new brakes, new exhaust,
The body was fairly straight.
It had some rust and
the paint was
original. I have no garage so all work was done outside. To remove all
the rust, I had to remove almost all of the paint. I tried paint
remover -- big mistake! I bought a vibrating sander and after seven
sanding, I was down to the bare metal and, of course, it rained for two
To make a
long story short OLEBLUE1 is painted and purring! The
engine is a stock 350 with a 350 automatic transmission.
Sun Valley, Nevada
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