Joe Todd's

1970 Chevy Stepside


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17 April 2006
# 1399

From Joe:

 

         Here's another picture of my '70 Stepside. As you can see in the picture, the bottom of the doors and the rocker panels are in need of new metal. The engine is a strong 350 bored out to .383. Had a new exhaust put in and added some new gauges to the dash. I pulled out the seat to get a new cover put on it.

         Still have some other bodywork to do ... (*#!!`~@!! fender), but it's coming along, if not slowly.

 

Thanks,

Joe Todd
"smokinjoe"
Bolter # 9876
South Carolina


30 January 2006
# 1399

From Joe:

         Bringing home baby! Greetings fellow bolters! Just got my truck back from having a new engine installed. She's a 1970 Chevy Stepside and I plan on restoring her to about as original as I can.

         I bought her a few years back after searching for a while. I was specifically looking for a stepside as I like that type of body style. It was amazing how few there seemed to be! But finally, after a few months of looking, I spotted one about three hours away. So, off I went with my wife in tow (she's SO understanding!!!) and left with a truck that wasn't in too bad of shape. Some body rot in the door area.

         Later, she got hammered in the front side (never let your children drive your baby!), and even later (and another child) the engine seized after a bad oil leak. But I got her back, and the kids are mostly gone now. So maybe I'll be able to get some work done on her.

         I've also got a 1967 4wd stepside in Texas (let my brother use it), and someday I'd like to have a '53 or maybe a '54. (Gotta get these fixed up first!)

         I was glad to find this great site.

Thanks,

Joe Todd
"smokinjoe"
Bolter # 9876
South Carolina



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