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09 January 2011
From Bumper :
About four years ago, I traded my 1992 Chevy S-10 for this 1963 Chevy half ton short bed. When I got it, the motor was bad and it had a 3 speed manual transmission.
Rather than rebuild the original, I decided to replace the motor with a mildly built 350 V8 that I put together along with a freshly rebuilt Turbo 350 at the same time. Since then, it's been difficult to find the time to work on it because I love driving it so much that I made it my daily driver.
I have been having nothing but fun ever since. Because of this, it's sort of turned into a slow resto, but I do hope it'd be close to 100% finished in about two more years.
Currently, I am entertaining the idea of someday converting it to a Stepside. So if anyone knows of a Chevy half ton with a good Stepside box stuffed in a barn somewhere in the vicinity of Georgia, please let me know.
The picture is about a year old. The rust on the passenger door is fixed. I installed bucket seats from a 2003 Chevy truck so i could put my son in it with me. I took the bed off to start on the frame in the back. I sold the bed to a friend with a 1964.
I am stationed in Savannah, GA. Decent parts for oldies are hard to come by here so I know I'm going to have to venture out. I don't mind driving for a good deal.
Sounds like a cool truck -- I know many would agree. Thanks for your service on our behalf. Hopefully, someone out there will eyeball a box while you are busy with other important matters. ~ Editor