Butch Duval's

1964 Chevy 3/4-Ton Truck

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02 March 2007
# 1855

From Butch :

           I love the older truck and cars. I was born in the wrong time. I own this 1964 Chevy 3/4-ton truck - and I love it!

           I am a roofer and I do use my '64 Chevy truck for work. No one touches it but me! The original shell came with it. I waited ... and waited ... and waited for the man I bought my truck from to sell it. I was doing some roofing in his neighborhood, and the man asked me to give him an estimate on his roof. While I was in the neighborhood, I did. Then the garage door opened and THERE IT WAS! My future truck!

           The man had bought it brand new and it had been a garaged truck from the get go. I asked him if he wanted to sell it and he said, "Not now." He was an older man and said that he was not ready to give her up. So, I kept checking in with him. I gave him my phone number, address, the works ... and waited!

           After a year, he decided to sell her to me! I was so happy! That's when I sold my '65 Chevy truck to one of my son's friends, and bought this truck with the shell already on it.

           Since I do use it as my work truck, I keep my roofing tools, ladder, etc. in there ... and I am VERY CAREFUL not to hurt my truck - even though it is a work truck. NO ONE gets anything out of my truck but me.

           I have had my truck now for about 11 years now and I still love her as much as I did when I first bought her. Since then, the man I bought her from has moved on.

           Also, I had (now I have sold it) a 1970 Chevy Impala 2-door -- that I loved too! My wife's Grandpa bought it when it was brand new, off the show room floor. He kept great care of that car. He used to go camping and fishing and towed a trailer a lot when he was younger. But, he died and my wife's Grandma did not have a driver's license. So she sold it to my wife and I at a great price. We kept it for a long time for sentimental reasons. Both my boys got to drive it when they got their drivers' licenses. They got stopped by the police every single time they took it out. (They knew they would get stopped by the police - so they knew they could not do anything bad - like drinking - while they were driving around in that car). That probably kept them out of a lot of trouble and pretty safe at the time. But, eventually I just had no time for the car. I ran out of room and both my boys had bought themselves trucks. No one was using it, so we ended up selling it. I still miss it everyday.

           Well, that's my story - and I'm stickin' with it!

           I still cannot find '64 Chevy truck 3/4-ton split rim hubcap! I need all the help I can get. Especially since I am a roofer and not that great on the internet. Any site or name or number you can give me, I will appreciate!

Butch Duval
Mentone, California

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