Randy Weaver's

1956 Chevy 1/2-Ton


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14 November 2006

From Randy :

           I thought you might enjoy this picture of my '56 that was taken at the Elreno, Oklahoma car show. We were getting pictures of the truck and I found that wall! So, I had to get a picture of my truck by the wall. It turned out better than I thought it would. It's one of my favorite pictures. (You need to see the whole picture, so we've included a link to get the whole affect -- it's a great shot and we hope to include it in the 2007 Stovebolt calendar ~~ Editor)

           I have been taking the truck to car shows. Since last May, I have put in a Ford 9" rearend and drilled the axles for the 6 hole bolt pattern.

           Thank you and what a great site you have.We all love it

Randy Weaver
"Randys56"
Bolter #12722
Thomas, Oklahoma


20 May 2005

From Randy:

           This is a picture of my truck at a car show.

A little more information

           When I was 13 years old, my brother bought a 1956 Chevy pickup from our cousin in Magnum OK. He paid $300.00 for the truck and then decided he didn't want it. I told him I would give him his money back for it.

           The door glass was broken out, the body was in fair condition. It had a 327 Corvette engine with a Muncie four-speed tranny. It ran pretty good.

           My dad and I started doing the body work and we put a 283 engine in it with the Muncie 4-speed. We painted it emerald green when I was 16 years old. Our neighbor took a push lawn mower down the side of it. I took the paint back off to primer and it stayed that way until February 2000.

           I had a guy in Bessie OK do the body work and paint. He cut the rusty parts out and welded new back in. He charged me $1500. He painted it '62 Corvette Roman Red. It took almost one year to get it done. I would go down about every two weeks to check on it.

           I take it to car shows all the time and have 24 trophy's on it. Now, it has a 327 that I bought for $80. I was on my way to a car show one time and dropped #1 piston. So then I rebuilt it, bored it 30 over and put a 480 lift Lunati cam, polished and ported heads with a turbo 350 automatic tranny with a B&W shift kit.

           It still has all the original running gears in it. The interior has bucket seats with a console that runs from under the dash to the tank and a American flag for the head liner.

Thanks,

Randy Weaver
"Randys56"
Bolter #12722
Thomas, Oklahoma


09 August 2001

From Randy:

           We were surfin' the internet and found your site. We thought that we would send some pictures of my old '56 pickup. This is my son in the picture. He took his senior pictures with the truck.

           I have owned this truck for 24 years. I just had it painted. Still needs interior work. It has a 327 with automatic, with B and M shift kit. My wife and I put the wood bed in. We put marine furnish on it to help keep the wood.

Randy Weaver
"Randys56"
Bolter #12722
Thomas, Oklahoma



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