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Owned by Bill Jackson
Bolter # 13649
Desha, Arkansas

25 March 2008
# 2286

From Bill :

           Here is my 1962 Chevy C 20 pickup. This truck belonged to my Father and I inherited it when he passed away. My Dad was not the original owner. He bought it just after I got married and moved out because he found himself driving my truck a lot.

           Back then, the truck had a 235 in it. Something happened and it shattered the last piston and cracked the block.

           Dad always told me he wanted to get it running again before he turned 70, but he died at the age of 68. So I made it my mission to get it running again before his 70th birthday. I really would have liked to put another 235 in it. But I could not find one that would run -- that I could afford. I had a 305 sitting in my shed all ready to put in another truck, so I made due and dropped it in the í62. It was a big job. I had to drill the frame for the engine stands and make the clutch linkage for it. I replaced the hydraulic clutch with a setup like on a í63 and I converted it to an alternator instead of the old generator.

           Side view -- interior

           I donít have any pictures of when it was my Dadís but we call it Grandpaís Truck because that it what my Son always called it. I still have lots of work ahead of me and plan on tackling it a little at a time. This one will stay in the family.


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