Jim Sgrignioli's

1966 Chevy Panel Delivery

"Piewagon"


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14 August 2006 Update

From Jim:

       How's it goin' everybody?? Been real busy here. The old computer crashed. Lost lots of good stuff. Switched jobs. The grandkids have been a handful. Things are finally calming down a bit. So, I've got some updates for the gallery.

       I finally got my "Tri-Power" induction system installed to complete the "retro" look I was going for. After the windshield repairs, I painted Piewagon in a "suede"or "satin" gray finish. Anyone who asks, "When ya gonna paint it?" or "What color ya gonna paint it?" -- just doesn't get it!! I was going for the "retro" look!!

       Does anyone else out there get it???

       More photos can be seen on my WebShots page. The 'Bolt feels like home!!

Jim "Sgrig" Sgrignioli
"Piewagn"
Bolter # 4548
Lansdale, Pennsylvania


01 July 2005 Update

Update? Well, actually ... how about backtrack! ~~ Editor

From Jim:

       Hey gang! Looky what I've got! A friend of mine found this photo in one of his old albums. This is the only surviving still photo of my first "Piewagon"!! It was a 1949. This photo was taken in '86. Man, I loved that truck. There is some video from the drag strip (Englishtown, N.J.) hangin' around in my friend's attic somewhere, too. It would be nice to dig that stuff up!!

       That thing had a THUMPIN' 400 small block. Last time I ran it, I pulled a 14.8 e.t. out of the old girl. This photo made me "fog up" a little. Man, all the memories came rushing back. Still miss that truck! But, I don't know if you've heard this before, once a vehicle is in one of your dreams, you've connected. Needless to say, I've connected with the `66. Did some crazy things in the `49 though!! Those were the "party" days!! This has been my pleasure!!

       Well, as they say, all good things must come to an end. A woman stopped short and I tagged her in the rear. I parked it out back of work. Some kids came through the woods, and I guess just because the front was mashed, it was fair game. They bricked almost every inch of it, even the dash. Good thing I didn't catch them, I may still be doin' time.

       Hope you enjoy the photo as much as I enjoyed reminiscing. I remember being dirt poor, but, I did what I could to scrape the money together to buy it. I think I used the rent money!!

Thanks for everything,

Jim "Sgrig" Sgrignioli
"Piewagn"
Bolter # 4548
Lansdale, Pennsylvania


03 April 2005 Update

From Jim:

Hey Guys,

         Jim "Piewagn" Sgrignioli here. Got an update on the Piewagon. It's been a long busy winter. Got the truck in primer. Now to save up some $$$ for the front end components (fenders, inner fenders, rad support etc.). I've been keeping track of all the work at my Webshots page.

         Did some engine work also. No job has been sublet. I did all the work myself. It's more rewarding that way!!

         Anyway here are a couple more photos to where the truck is at the present time. Hope the update makes it to the Gallery.

         Love the site. Keep up the great work. Addicted to old Chevys!

See ya on the "'Bolt"!!

Jim "Sgrig" Sgrignioli
"Piewagn"
Bolter # 4548
Lansdale, Pennsylvania


20 September 2004

From Jim:

          Jim "Sgrig" Sgrignioli here. I've got a '66 Panel Delivery. I had a '49 Panel that I wrecked 10 years ago. That was very painful, emotionally. Especially seeing it after some inconsiderate kids bricked almost every inch of it. I guess just because the front was mashed, it was fair game. During the 10 years without a truck, I pined for another Panel, but never had the means. Finally, after two years of saving, and an eight-month search, I found my '66.

         It's a work In progress. I'm having way too much fun with this thing. I still have a couple more months before it goes down for the winter. I'll enjoy it while I can.

         Here we are at Under The Lights Annual Classic Car Show -- They are the stuff of dreams and memories‚ whether modified beyond recognition or kept as original as the day they rolled off the assembly line. “Ever since I was a kid I liked them‚” Lansdale resident Jim Sgrignioli said while standing beside his 1966 Chevrolet panel truck. “At Christmas‚ I got Matchbox cars‚ and one of them was a panel truck."

         My friends named the '49 the "Piewagon" because I'm a huge fan of the movie "Hollywood Knights." I know it's not a '56 Nomad, but the name stuck. The same friends are calling the '66 "Piewagon II", or, the "P-Machine." Either way, the truck and the name, are here to stay. I'll never get rid of this one!!

         Love the site!! Bunch of great people. Keep up the good work.

Jim "Sgrig" Sgrignioli
"Piewagn"
Bolter # 4548
Lansdale, Pennsylvania

         Want more? Jim's doing a good job of keeping some "work in progress" pictures (and some others) "To the Piewagon" ~~ Editor


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