Steve Fein's

1966 Chevy C-20

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13 April 2007
# 1917

From Steve :

          Hi all, I finally got some pics of my "worker" truck. It is a 1966 Chevy C-20. My 1953 Chevy 1/2-ton pickup "is too nice to use as a truck." So, I decided to find another old truck to use as an around-the-house hauler. Here is a picture of how she looked when I got her.

          I found this truck down in Oregon and it was pretty original. It was painted a light emerald green, totally faded and had a couple rust issues in the lower front fenders and door bottoms. The previous owner had tried to install an after-market radio and left a huge gash where the stock radio was supposed to go.

          The truck had a tired 283 short block with a 2-speed Powerglide tranny. But … not to worry. I purchased the truck and actually drove it all the way home without a problem -- except that it wouldn't go past 50 mph!

          I have since replaced the tired 283 with a rebuilt 350 and turbo 350. It now has power steering and I re-welded the rusted out areas to be ready for paint. After the truck was stripped down to bare metal, Byron Falcon, my body / paint guy, did his magic. Once she got back from paint, I installed new bed wood and applied multiple coats of a product called “Outdoor Oil” made by General Finishes, as it will be outside most of the time. Finally, some stainless steel strips and some bedliner material in the same color as the outside and she was almost ready.

          She still needs seat covers for the interior as well as some other creature comforts but it's getting there. The interior looks pretty good.


Steve Fein
Bolter # 3965
Auburn, Washington

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