1965 Chevy C-20
26 February 2007
From Rob :
My recent purchase from eBay. I bought this 1965 C-20 near Waco, Texas for $1250. It runs and drives pretty good. It has the original 327 and a granny four speed.
I thought it would handle my cabover, but still seems a little light. When I bought the truck, I mounted the cabover and wired it. Everything seemed to check out. So I made a first drive to Houston on Thanksgiving night to be with my daughter and her family. Halfway there, I threw all the tread off the right rear tire while taking out the fender braces and wiring.
A self talk at 2 am at Fairfield, Texas under a street light reminded me that tires should be on a checklist.
With the spare down, I drove slowly on into Houston. A few mornings later, when the tire stores opened, I found that new tires were expensive and a little out of budget. After a drive down the old part of Tomball, I found a helpful young man at a used tire store. He said an 01 set of wheels and tires from a Silverado would fit my truck. With that said, be careful because the lugnuts that work for those wheels are lugnuts from a early Ford Mustang -- big shoulder and 1/2 inch stud.
So, after tires and wheels, lugnuts, and three, yes THREE electric fuel pumps, (the rod for the regular pump was gone), I got back home to Richland Hills.
My mini RV has been around on a few trips and I have made a second trip to Houston and stayed a few days -- trouble free!
Well, I do have plans to replace the points with electronic ignition, add an extra battery, and some heavier springs. All in due time.
So much fun on one web site!
Bolter # 13545
Richland Hills, Texas ... just North of Fort Worth
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