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  Owned by Paul Toth
"truck tinker"
Bolter # 4192
Talking Rock, Georgia
07 December 2004

From Paul:

       Hello all!

       Here is the truck that I have been practicing on two others (see Paul's "practice" 1965 Fleetside) to build. It is another 1965 Fleetside 1/2-ton.

       This Fleetside that has been in the works for over two years. This new truck has been completely reworked (frame off) and has a 400/400 rebuilt drive train. This one I plan to keep to use as my daily driver. Here's a picture of the interior.

       I bought the truck from a local who's Grandfather bought it new. The son, who died three years ago, had worked around Jasper, Georgia at many places and everyone knew him and the truck. Now, when natives see and admire the truck, I tell them who owned the truck originally and they have a hard time believing it.

       I cut out all the rusty parts and put in rocker panels, cab corners, floor sections and inner cowls. I rebuilt the 400 cid engine [ pix ] after having it bored 030 and installed a mild cam. The intake and 600 cfm carb are Edelbrock. I also rebuilt the 400 turbo transmission and put in a 2000 rpm stall-speed converter. The front fenders are new old stock that were on a 1966 GMC that I bought for parts.

       All the chrome, emblems, bumpers and grille are new and so is the oak bedwood and strips [ pix ]. The bedsides were almost perfect with no rust.

       I love to drive the old Bolts down the road and watch people as they look and point as much as I enjoy looking at other people's restored and re-worked vehicles.

       I still enjoy your web site as much if not more than ever.

Paul Toth
Truck Tinker

         Paul's has two 1965 Chevy 1/2-Ton Fleetsides. The practice truck and his daily driver. He has two trucks that he put together from various parts of other trucks. They are registered as a 1962 Chevy and a 1964 Chevy. ~~ Editor


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