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Tom Brownell
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07 January 2013
# 3000

Owned by
Bolter # 33124

1963 Chevy C60

"Big Red Chevy"


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From Troy :

Hey all. I've just recently got my Wife's Grandfather's big 1963 Chevrolet c60.

Grandfather bought it new back in 1963 and used it on the farm. He was hauling coal, probably delivering to Birmingham. There are a lot of strip mines in Northern Alamama, and parts here to.

He also used it for general farm work. A cousin took over the farm work, and after he passed away, the truck sat for five or six years behind the barn. Someone in the family suggested I go and get the truck and Grandfather pretty much gave it to me.

When I first got the truck, I was having some problems getting it started. One of the Stovebolters, Jerry "Hotrod Lincoln" came down from Tennessee to help me. It didn't take him long to figure out the problem and solve it.

We got her up and running with a new battery and some new wiring under the hood. It runs good.

I need to repair the gas tank as it seems to have a leak. Not sure how much "fixin'" that will require. Also, the brakes need to be re-done. She's not going anywhere until that is done.

After that, she will be ready for insurance and tags and we'll get her back on the road and we'll show her the town - literally!

We have driven her a bit, around the farm and the old farm roads. We used it for a hayride for our Church group on the farm and everyone had a blast with it.

I will drive the truck like it is for now and use it as a truck around the farm and for some landscape work. We'll put some new paint on it someday.

This isn't my first resotration. I've workd on some other 1960's trucks and am working on a 1957 Buick Special now. That's one of the nice things about being on a farm: lots of space to park stuff! So, did I mention I also recently got a 1951 GMC 453 series 3-ton Army truck!

This is an incredible site !! Guys have been very helpful already.Thanks for including me in all this fun! Will keep you posted on progress in my threads and will keep adding photos to the Photobucket album!






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