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01 February 2013
# 3004

 
  Owned by
Joe Marigold
"JoeM"
Bolter # 29066
Jeddo,Michigan

 

1964 C-10 LWB Fleetside

 

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From Joe :

Hey every one. I registered to the Stovebolt website about 10 months ago and I have finally decided to submit my truck to the Gallery to share with everyone.

A little about me:

I live about 80 miles north of Detroit. I am 22 years old and currently seeking my degree in Mechanical Engineering in Flint, MI at Kettering University (Formerly General Motors Institute).

Purchasing the truck:

I bought this truck from a cousin of mine about two years ago last August. I saw him driving it around in the years prior to purchasing it and I had slowly fallen in love with it.

Every time I would see it, he would notice how much I loved the truck. I let him know that if he ever wanted to sell, I should be the first he calls.

I was sitting at work one day and my Mother called me and told me that my cousin Ron was interested in selling the truck and wanted to give me or my Father first shot at buying the truck.

The first words out of my mouth was “SOLD!”

I couldn’t think of anything else for the rest of the week and I busied myself raising the $2500 he was asking. I sold stocks that week and ran numbers in my checkbook to see that it was possible to purchase the truck.

I went over to Ron’s house that weekend and saw the truck sitting in the driveway. I remember being disappointed at first, because I spent the entire week thinking about how great and solid the truck was. I was slightly saddened that it had more rust then I had previously recalled (It’s always worse than it looks!).

I thought I should at least take it for a drive and see how it goes.

The ride changed everything for me! I instantly fell back in love with the truck and knew I had to have it.

My Father and I looked at each other as we pulled back in to my cousin’s driveway -- we had to have this truck! I offered my cousin $2000 for the truck and we haggled a little bit and settled on $2200. I didn’t have the money all transferred into my account, but my cousin is family and he knew I was good for the money.

I drove the truck home that day, pleasantly surprised that the truck was in nearly daily driver condition.

The Truck:

My cousin Ron was a man of very particular tastes when it came to saving vehicles from the South. He only purchased vehicles that were relatively unmolested.

This truck, to my great relief, was one of those specimens. It has the original 283 V-8 and 3 speed transmission with the rickety, cumbersome column shift (which I absolutely love). The speedometer read approximately 19,500 miles when I bought it. The only thing that Ron did to this truck was rebuilt the engine at 98,000 miles.

It was amazing to find the truck in such original condition. The only thing that was missing from the truck was the dog dish hub caps, which were replaced with wheel covers that I found to be from some mid 1950s Chevy car.

The transmission had a little bit of clattering in it that got much better after a fluid change.

Over all the truck was amazing. I spent the next three weeks just driving the truck and turning heads everywhere I went.

The Restoration:

The restoration process was / is a baptism by fire as I have never done any extensive restorations on a vehicle before. I had a little experience with bodywork and painting before I started the restoration. My main stays were my welding experience and my mechanical know-how.

I think that the photo album speaks volumes about how the restoration is going. I will continue to post pictures there with the information in my DITY Gallery thread. Please feel free to join in / ask questions!

 

Joe

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