1961 Chevy Apache 10
From Lee :
I thought it was about time for a Gallery update.
Well, life is good in the country. I found a local mechanic that was able to properly adjust the valves. (Thanks Marlin in Murphy NC!) The float on the carburetor gave me fits for awhile there, but I finally got it right.
I also installed a new master cylinder and plug wires. Rather than repair the original, I decided to get a newer seat. I pulled the dash from a 60 series truck, with AIR brakes. Yes, the tach works !
She runs great but still looks like a 49 year old truck.
Well, Lee, it's good to hear from you. Glad to see you've got some pictures on Facebook. Have quite a controversy going on about that dash! Looks pretty cool in an Apache! ~ Editor
11 August 04
This is my 1961 Chevy Apache 10. I bought it about 12 years ago for $400. It was put in my driveway off a trailer and wasn't running. From what I understand, some younger girl (20's) was driving it, which is a challenge without power steering.
There were extra wires running everywhere, but to my surprise a copy of the wiring diagram in the glovebox. It took a couple of weekends but I got the wiring back to normal.
I bled the brakes, put in all new headlights and tail lights (blew them all in the re-wiring process), went to the junkyard and scarfed up all the chrome knobs and a dash from a 60-series truck with the factory tach, had the rear end re-built, and it's a running truck!
Mechanically its ok, but obviously needs some body work and a paint job ... ugly truck, nice neighborhood - I received numerious complaints ... we are moving the country, they love my truck as it is!
What a great website! - I posted a need for water pump pulley and got five responses the next day. Keep up the great work, I will tell all the classic Chevy truck folks I run into about y'all!
- Lee Maneval
Lee, no such thing as an ugly Stovebolt ... plus, you BET they'll love you out in the Country. That's the best place for all old trucks. City dwellers should stick with mass transit -- Editor