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19 November 2012
# 2988

  Owned by
Rory Scherer
Bolter # 33361


1961 Chevy Apache 20 Crew Cab Stepside



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From Rory :

I was told about the 'Bolt from the man that I bought my Stovebolt from. I was at a "Back to The '50s" classic car show in St. Paul, Minnesota where I saw my 1961 Apache 20 crew cab short-box Stepside Chevy. I fell in love the moment I saw it and saw it was for sale! So, I bought it!

It ha a 4 speed with a 235 In-line straight six. The previous owner told me it had 63,000 miles on it before the truck's odometer busted. It has 2,000 miles registered on the new gauge.

It was purchased new as a specialty order vehicle, unavailable for public purchase, by the city of Cando, North Dakota. I'm not sure what they used it for but it was in good condition, according to the man I bought it from.

The gentleman who sold it to me did a lot of work on it himself. He did the interior and it is all tastefully and simply done. It has RetroSound stereo head unit with aftermarket three-way speakers and 10" kicker sub with amp. All the doors open, close and lock. The windows all work. Blinkers, hazards, head lights and brights all work. Throttle, cruise control,cigarette lighter all work. It has a manual choke, block heater and is all 12v. The truck has heat, fan, air and on / off switches all functioning.

There is minimal surface rust with just one or two trouble spots under the hood. Underneath is all spray coated to protect it from rust and what not (northern winters, ya know!). It is primer grey waiting for a coat of paint! Currently I'm thinking white with black trim / accents but who knows.

It recently had bearings and tie rods done on front passenger side.

The rims on it are chrome Hummer H2 rims with Baja Champion rubber.

I drove her as my daily driver of about 25 miles a day when I first got her. She'd cruise at 60 mph on the highway without a problem. I liked it but it was just not practical for me. I thought about selling it this past summer but had second thoughts! So, I decided this will be my winter driver to plow through the snow (I drive a motorcycle for my work commute now). It certainly has come in handy to move furniture, wood and stuff like that.

I work at a car dealership so it gets washed at least once a week. The name "Ugly" came from the guy I bought it from. I don't think it's ugly! It has a printed window sticker that says that so I went with it.

I'm not too passionate about hotrodding it any more than leaving it stock. The straight 6 keeps my gas mileage decent and I don't need any reason to drive fast and draw and more attention.

If my dreams came true, I'd put a built up 383 in it and see what I could do about getting it a 4x4. It's geared at 3.73 at the rear end so my first is just a granny gear.

Glad to be on the Stovebolt site! I love the trucks!

Follow my progress in my thread in the 60-66 truck forum and I'll keep adding photos to my Photobucket albums!

driveThanks for giving it a look, I hope you all enjoy it!


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