1963 Chevy C60 Apache Dump Truck
From Perry :
I have some 23.6 acres in Spencer, Oklahoma. There is a huge wash right down the middle. So I figured I'd have it filled in.
After the shock wore off from the guy telling me what he would charge for the job , I thought there's got to be a better way.
So I started lookin' at new dump trucks. Well, that turned out to be a bad idea as well.
I happen to say something about it in a chat room on AOL and a buddy of mine said he just sold a 1963 c60 Apache Dump Truck to a guy that his house burned down. He thought he was done with it and was lookin' to sell it. So I called the guy and he said yes, he would sale it to me for $1250. He said it needed brake work. I'm an old hand at brakes (I thought).
It ended up that the parts I needed, they don't make anymore. So I bought a newer rear end and put it in and replaced the wheel cylinders and shoes. The drums were ok on the rear.
I got it all together and it ran great for its age.
I put 269 tons of dirt in the wash and just fell in love with this old truck. Now I'm looking at re-doing the floors and everything I can to put it back like it was.
I didn't have a clue as to how or where I was gonna find parts for this old truck. I asked my buddy if he had any idea where I might find parts for it. He gave me STOVEBOLT.COM.
I have fallen in love with this site. The people are great and there is so much info on everything. It's gonna take me years to read it all but as I read, I learn more and more.
So now I'm gonna rebuild the original rear end and put it back in it (they do make parts for it).
So that's how my story starts. I can't wait to get it done so I can start on a older mod -- in the 50's maybe.
Thanks again for all the nice people that run this site.
Perry bought this truck to work it, and it's performed so well now he's working on it. Never underestimate the power of a Stovebolt. ~ John Lucas, Stovebolt Curator