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"Slow Going"

Owned by Clifton Mullins
"63truckman"
Bolter # 18345
Clintwood, Virginia


 
06 July 2008
# 2369

From Clif :

            This is my new baby. She's a 1963 Chevy C-10 Stepside. She has some rust but nothing that can not be overcome.

           As far as I can tell, this truck came from South Carolina -- at least that is where the title was from and there are several stickers for the town of Clemson. So maybe I can see if they are any pics of it somewhere.

           There is the typical rust -- cab corners, rockers, and front floor pans [ pix ] . It seems that someone had made a try at fixing this truck. The seat had been re-done but some person got tired of the truck and left the windows down when they quit working on the truck. So now the seat is damaged but is repairable. The other parts also suffered. [ engine compartment ]

           I have the truck torn down to the cab sitting there. The rest of the cab -- around the windshield, back glass, cowl -- all look to be in real good shape. [ View from the driver's side ]

           I need to get the bed done but instead of putting wood back, I'm going to put metal in because this is going to be a everyday driver. Why have something I can not haul things in? The rest of the bed sheet metal is re-workable. The front end just needs lower fenders in the rear. The inner fenders are in great shape.

           I have just about all the parts I need but a few and I'm searching for those now. As the progress advances, I will update pics.

           I'm putting a 327 out of a 1968 Chevelle in it. Can't wait to hear her purr.

           For the last two plus years I had been looking for a old truck to fix up with my Dad. Since he is getting older, I thought this would be a great time for us. My Father got the truck in a trade and gave it to me one day when I went to his house. We were looking at it and he said, "If you want it, there it is."

           We have decided to name the truck “Slow Going” because we plan on doing it right the first time. The floor pans, rockers and cab corners are going in this week.

           So now I have this awesome truck. I was looking for ‘63 parts when I found the Stovebolt site! Gee what a great site. So I joined the forum to get great advice on how to get this project going. Keep up the great work.

 

 

 

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