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07 September 2009
More truck pictures and history on my web site!
From Dana :
I've been a member of the Stovebolt gang since October of 2007. That is when I picked up my 1961 Chevy C10 Stepside.
I live in Topsham Maine where rust-free cars and trucks are few and far between. When I found this truck advertised in the local Swap or Sell It Guide, it stated that it needed a cab mount and a floor patch. Unfortunately I did not have a clever enough eye to detect all of what it really needed when I bought it. LOL.
So my story begins with me driving it into my shop the day I got it, showed the wife (she was impressed), and started dismantling it.
I bought this classic 1961 truck to make it a summer driver. I wanted a truck that I could enjoy driving for long distances. With that said, it was my intent to at least have the following features:
- Automatic transmission
- Disc brakes
- Power steering
- Decent gas mileage
Beyond this, money and time are the only restrictions.
Almost two years later, I have a freshly painted frame on top of two saw horses and assembly has officially begun (she's not so impressed any more).
Feel free to follow my progress as I post updates and pictures to my new web site.
Please check back often as I will be updating it as I work on it.