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  Owned by Mike Good
Bolter # 19373
Austin, Texas
  Join the discussion about Mike's truck in the DITY Gallery !
01 January 2009
# 2500

From Mike :

I just got my 1964 BIG window Chevy Fleetside a month or so ago and I have begun the task ... no, the pleasure ... of rebuilding it to what I can.

I had been scouring Craigslist here in Texas to find a 1964-1966 truck. When this one popped up, it said "For sale or trade." I had a 1985 Pontiac Fiero that was a fun car. But lately, I had the yearning for having an old truck. So I emailed the man who owned the truck and he said he would be interested. So I ended up with the truck!

I could see the bit of damage that rust had done. Of course, I guess you never really are able to tell until you start really poking around on the body. After seeing the damage that was along the drip rails, I almost decided to look for another cab. Then I thought that even if I found one and the top was in good shape, there might be rust lurking under the roof skin where you couldn`t see. With the skin off my current cab, I can get rid of the rust all on the top and treat the metal. Plus, my cab is a big back window. The rest of it, including the rockers, seems to be solid.

I am determined to make this cab the best I can. I have done some bodywork before, but mainly fiberglass and filler, so this metal forming and mig welding will be new to me. I want to use as little filler as possible.

Mike's DITY Gallery submission is our first to "change our world" at Stovebolt HQ. Not quite a Wiki techno-move, but at least we are moving forward. Plus, the idea of being able to join in the discussion, we thought would be very cool and helpful ... for everyone! ~ Editor


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