1965 Chevy C-60 2-Ton Flatbed
09 Mary 2007
From Bill :
Here is an update on my 1965 Chevy 2-ton. I cleaned and painted the frame and bed gloss black. I've added new exhaust including exhaust manifold. Sometime in the future, I will get a four barrel carb and dual exhaust.
For the new bed floor, I used 5/4 treated decking material. I used the same for the side rails.
I cleaned and painted the mirrors and wheels with silver aluminum paint. Got six new 750 X 20 14 ply tires from Tucker Tire in Dyersburg, Tennessee. I will be adding mudflaps with wide stainless strips at bottom. Then it'll be time to clean, paint and detail under the hood.
Porky was well taken care of by the previous owner and now will be semi-retired with light duty from me. We'll do the occasional car show appearances on weekends.
Thank you to the Stovebolt Staff and all Stovebolter member for this site and the wealth of information that is here for us all to use and enjoy.
Bolter # 2087
20 December 2006
From Bill :
Hi to all fellow Stovebolters. Here are some pictures of my 1965 Chevy 2-ton (C-60) that I just bought from a guy who ran a ad in Craigslist in St. Louis, Missouri. The truck was located in Annapolis, Missouri, about 100 miles south of St. Louis. It has a inline 6 (292) motor with four speed transmission and a two speed rear axle.
I think this was a real bargain. The body is in excellent condition. It has a good running 292 with a very clean engine compartment. The inside of the cab is a little dirty but looks like if you cleaned it up with soap and water it would really be sharp.
The truck runs really strong but needs exhaust work (muffler and turn down pipe) and work on back brakes. He said it might need rear wheel cylinders. It has a 12'-0" flatbed and will be getting a new oak floor shortly -- after the brakes are repaired.
The PO acquired it from his Father about 10 years ago. The Dad had it for use around the farm. The son didn't used it much himself after he acquired it from his Dad. He was moving and didn't want to take it with him, so he sold it to me. I'm still grinning.
I read the forums daily and believe this is the best web site that can be found. It has good people with a wealth of knowledge and the desire to help and share their knowledge with everyone who needs it. I believe that's the way it was intended and I appreciate everyone here.
I also have a 1953 Chevy 1/2-ton in progress with V8 and automatic and a 1949 Chevy business coupe with a 216 inline and three speed -- all original.
Thanks for letting me share.
Bolter # 2087
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