James Heckhaus'

1966 Chevy C-20 Fuel Truck


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03 March 2007 Update
# 1562

From James :

           I joined your site right when I acquired this really cool truck. I learned alot since then. People wanted parts, a garden truck, free donation to museum - that's the interest I got in it so far. A couple aircraft clubs, too. But nothing ever panned out.

           I just wanted to save this thing from the junkyard seeing that it is a historical vehicle. Since I found you guys, I have located all the original documents from the manufacturer. It only has 5,000 miles on it and is in completely original condition. I would think somebody would jump to take care of it.

           After eight months of research, I can't give up. I've put an ad in the Swap Meet as I need to get this out of my driveway. But I can't just give it away to some fool.

 

James Heckhaus
"James USMC"
Bolter # 11369
Garden Grove, California


12 June 2006
# 1562

From James:

           I just got a 1966 Chevy C20 with dually wheels on the back and 5,000 original miles. It runs because it was started every now and then but hasn't left the yard in 20 years.

           It was a fuel truck at the Hughes airport in Los Angeles -- the Hughes plant where the Spruce Goose was built. So that's 5,000 "airport miles." This guy bought it when Hughes Helicopters was sold and he just kept it. I got it for $500!

           What the heck do I do with a historically significant, low mileage fuel truck? It still has markings and original paint. I have THE ORIGINAL REGISTRATION purchased in 1966 from the Hughes Aircraft Company.

           I am going to utilize this site during my restoration. It's great.

James Heckhaus
"James USMC "
Bolter # 11369
Garden Grove, California



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