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01 January 2010
More truck pictures of my old truck
From Zach :
This is my project. She’s a 1961 Chevy Apache 20 Longbox Fleetside. She’s 2WD and has the 4 on the floor and a straight six.
I found this classic truck rotting and rusting at an older woman’s house about three weeks ago. She had been parked in the woods uncovered -- except for blackberries -- since early 1985.
I bought both her and a ‘75 Pontiac Lemans for $200. The owner even had the titles!
The Lemans has a 350ci and a TH350 that I might use in the truck. I plan to part out and scrap the rest to recoup the purchase price of the old girl.
At first, I tried to pull her out of her grave but failed. There was too much of an incline and it was very muddy. She also had one tire that the bead was broke from the rim, and two locked brake drums.
I went to work and got her running and driving. That was no small feat, considering she’d been parked (with no air cleaner) longer than I’ve been alive.
She’s a “bucket” but she’s mine and she was a pretty nice find if I do say so myself.
Now comes the fun part! Oh, and if anyone has and tips or tricks for me that would be great. Just email me!
Oh, and I live in Sandy, Oregon, but please for the love of God don’t call me an Oregonian … I’m still a Kansan at heart.