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Mechanicsville, Maryland

 

1966 GMC C-20 Pickup Truck

Owned by

Ted Taddy
"Bertha"
Bolter # 6856
Two Rivers, Wisconsin

 

01 August 2006
# 1604

From Ted:

           Hello. This is my 1966 C-20. I bought this truck in '03 for $50. It was a GMC when I bought it, but it had so much front end damage, I just used the front clip from a donor '65 1-ton that was in the field by my parents' house. I stuck in about $7200 and many, many hours of hard work.

         It's got the 305-E V6 still in it, all rebuilt. It has a maple bed, all hand made. The cab, tail-gate, and doors came from Texas ('64), and one fender, too. The only part of the body I could use were the bedside panels. I just sandblasted them and did very minor body work. Then I put it all back together and it was off to the paint shop. GM indigo blue is the color.

           I just got done mounting my radiator support (70 onto a 75 4x4 frame); I'm working on the hood now. I want to get the engine running so I can get it (the frame & drive train) over to the chain hoist as to mount the cab. Don't you love when a project comes together. Here is the '66 being assembled and on the trailer to go to the paint shop. When I got the truck, it was a white rust-bucket with front end damage.  I wish I would have taken some pictures before I started!

Thank you,

Ted

           Ted also has a 1972 C-50 Dump Truck ("Bertha"), that's a good work truck. ~~ Editor

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