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1965 Chevy C-10 Stepside Pickup


Owned by

Norm Koloski
Bolter # 16342
Livonia, Michigan

01 October 2007
# 2072

From Norm :

          I am submitting pictures of my 1965 Chevy C-10 Stepside pickup.  I purchased this truck in March 2007. It was told to me that it was a Texas farm truck.  When I found it, I liked that it looked pretty solid and all original.

          I purchased this truck as a project to be completed with my son, Jason. He is in his 30’s and I am 60. So, as you can imagine, we usually need a reason to get together. This truck provides that reason.

          This was our first restoration. We had to do a lot of sandblasting, sanding and also use a little filler. The restoration was a one or two night a week event due to Jason’s  60 – 70 hour work week.

          Here's several "before" pictures. This one shows some rust on the hood. This one shows some of the body work we were going to have to take care of.

          The first challenge we had was agreeing on the same quality scale. Jason is a perfectionist and wanted everything to be perfect.  I, on the other hand, just wanted a good looking truck to bump around in. I think we both compromised a little. The truck is not “Top of the Show” quality, but is being enjoyed by both of us.

          Our lastest project was to replace the wood bed. Next we will be working on to the interior. I will email pics on what it looked like when we started. This is still a project in progress. 


          ~Sounds like a great way to spend time with your son.  Keep us updated on the progress! ~ Gallery Gal