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     Owned by A.J. Hillis, Conyers, Georgia

17 March 2008
# 2271

From A. J. :

           I have a 1965 Chevy Stepside short wheel base, small window. It is in pretty good shape but I am still in the middle of what seems like a never ending project.

           In this side view of the truck, you can chrome rally wheels with the moon. The are just your average old school chrome wheels -- or as me and me Dad like to call them "Dog Dish" hubcaps.

           My motor is a "307 on steroids." It is a 1960 stock 307 3 speed, and I've done quite a few things to it. I have strip it down and painted it gloss black. I put on a new chrome time and chain cover, new racing cam, Edelbrock rpm high performance intake, brand new Edelbrock 600 cfm manual choke carburetor, a Derale Heavy Duty Flex Fan, and an Pro-Flo 1000 series Edelbrock air cleaner.

           My Dad and I bought this truck five years ago when I was 13. He does alot of work for the school system in Forsyth County, Georgia. He found it one day in the heart of Cumming. We bought it the next weekend, or not too long after that.

           I am the third owner and have the original title. I have been fond of the '65 Chevy since I was a kid. One of the guys in our Church had a '65 Stepside swb body and he put it on a '85 or '86 Chevy Blazer frame. I saw that and wanted one ever since. [ Rear view ]

           I am still working on a nickname for the forum since it seems like most people that have classic cars and trucks seem to name them. I'll let you know when I think of a keeper.

           This truck has been a long, slow process and it's overdue for a rebuild. I am finally getting it done.

           This is my first truck and I hope to be driving it for a long time after I am through with the restoration.

           (I inquired about AJ's email address, since we have a lot of music guys on the 'Bolt. This is his response ~~ Editor) I do play music. I play the guitar and sing. I can play the bass and drums a little, too. I sing in Church, and have a "cover band." We play all kinds of gigs. We have also written a few songs and are on the verge of recording them!


           Shoot fire. With all these musicians we have around here, someone ought to come up with a good Stovebolt song we can sing at the GABFests! We may need a few - a good fighting song, a beer-drinking song, a ballad, a lullaby ~~ Editor


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