1965 Chevy C10
From Craig :
I've had this truck classic truck for nearly 20 years. I was restoring a 1963 Oldsmobile F-85 and had it parked in front of my shop ... nice little car. Some guy stopped and wanted it, but didn't have any money. Could we trade? I looked the truck over and decided he needed the car more than me, so it was an even-up trade.
I'm pretty sure it came up from North Carolina, which would help explain it's good condition.
This old truck is really a plain Jane C10 Short Fleetside. The original wood in the bed was rotting away, so I just pulled the whole box and built the temporary flatbed.
The non-original 250 was using more oil than gas, so I slipped in a 327 from an old station wagon while I rebuilt the 250. When the 327 started getting tired, I put the 250 back in ... currently with an old Saginaw 4-speed.
I've been collecting patch panels and hope to pull it apart this winter to fix up, but I may have to continue driving it while my kids are going to school.
My plan is to make a nice driver, NOT a show truck. The 327 was real nice, but that little six runs good, and I can't complain about the 20 mpg.
I also own an original 1951 Chevy 3100 and a 1972 Porsche 914, both waiting for restoration ... wish I had more time.