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1965 Chevy C-10 Shortbed Fleetside


Owned by

Bob Leake
Brookfield, Illinois

01 February 2007
# 1800

From Rob :

           I have had my 1965 -10 Shortbed Fleetside Chevrolet for 24 years and I am currently on my third rebuild. Here's an old photo. So far, I have replaced the A-frame bushings, ball joints, tie rod ends, shocks, brake drums, wheel cylinders, brake lines, bushings, etc. I have taken her to the ground. She will be as stock as I can get her.

           She started out blue and white. She was hit by a 26’ truck and lost the original bed. For the second rebuild, we painted her yellow and fitted her with a flat bed. Since then, a new bed has been found and work has begun to restore her properly. So, this third re-build, she's red!

           She sports a strait six 292 with four speed transmission. The floor shift came from California. My cousin used her to tow back an old rebuilt Camaro. He was an airplane mechanic in the Air Force. This picture was taken in 1984.

           It will be a while before she is done but it will be worth it. I have 24 years worth of pictures but only a few of them on my computer.

           I have taken her to a few car shows in the past.

           She was one great truck before so she can only get better!

           Would like to say a big "thanks" to Knight Truck Painting in Lyons, Illinois for putting up with me and the beast. I can try to scan and send original pics if anyone is interested. Just let me know.

           Bob does have a lot of pictures, especially some great bed-shots. If you want to see more, just send him an email. Hoping he'll get set up with an on-line photo album. If he does, we'll be sure to let you know. He's done some great photo documentation ~~ Editor