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The Sixties Trucks

06 September 2016
# 3146

  Owned by
Louie Rodriguez
"Suburban Lou"
Bolter # 6571
Quartz Hill, CA


1966 GMC Suburban 1/2-Ton Custom

"Big Guy"


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From Louie :

I got this Suburban about five years ago. My Son Austin named it "Big Guy." It's a 1966 GMC Suburban 1/2-ton Custom. We are trying to get a Suburban for every era. We'll be looking for a later 1950s and an earlier 1940s. So, this actually was our first one ... and it happened to be the same color as the one we recently got -- April 2016 -- a 1949 Chevrolet Suburban 1/2-ton, which is named "Bad Guy."

We want the clamshell since we like the open access.

This truck was listed on eBay but no one bid on it. It was somewhat local to me so it was easy to go see it. After the auction ended, we drove over to look at it.

We bought it.

This GMC Suburban has all the original paper work with it. Everything the dealership and GM had for the truck in 1966, the original owner still had. There is a handwritten registration from DMV. It has the original plates and original frame from the car dealership. The
PO had even scrapped off the windshield sticker with the 'Burb description, price, etc. and saved it.

The Suburban has all three rows of seats. We have put up to eight people in there.

The old classic has original size motor (250 straight six) but not the actual original motor to the truck. In the '80s, the PO swapped it out for some reason. I have the paper work on it, though!

When we bought the truck, it was running and we drove it home from Monrovia which is about 60 miles one way. We made the trip just fine.

After getting it home, I got new rubber, hoses, belts and steering box and that is about it.

The paint is decent and it has been re-painted -- it's not the original and we'll keep it that way.

The PO was driving it once in a while so it was nice and clean on the inside.

This one runs so there is not much to do. i drive it to work once a week. I've been working on some wiring. We are working on a pickup truck as well.

We take this 'Burb to the drive in. There are not many drive-ins out there but in Southern California there are two or three. It's a lot of fun.

~~ Louie


Besides this '66 and the '49, Louie has a 1950 Chevy 3100 that's been in the Gallery since 2004. ~ Editor


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