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Mechanicsville, Maryland

 

1969 Chevrolet C-20 Longhorn

 

Owned by

Dwayne Wright
"Longhorn321"
Bolter # 15718
Lyman, South Carolina

05 December 2007
# 2149

From Dwayne :

           Hey guys. Here is my 1969 C-20 Longhorn. Longhorn, for those who do not know, refers to those trucks built by GM between 1968 and 1972 that were extended in the front part of the bed by six inches. In that era, slide-in campers were all the rage and GM built these trucks (mostly Chevrolet but a few GMC's) to accommodate the largest of the campers. Here's a view from the rear and one from the driver's side.

           I found my truck on eBay in Virginia. I went to pick it up using my Father-in-law's truck and trailer and took it back to his house in Virginia. It lived there for about a year until I could get it "roadworthy."

           I drove it home this spring to South Carolina and had a fairly uneventful trip until I was seven miles from the house. It was then that the right rear tire decided it had had enough. When it went, it sounded like an explosion. Of course, there was a lot of vibration and thumping and bumping. I thought the driveshaft had come loose!! It turns out that the tread came completely off and slapped the bottom of the right rear fender and folded it under ..... OWW!!

           I changed the tire and drove it on in. Now with new tires and some other TLC, I drive it pretty much when I want. It gets me where I want to go. She's got a lot of work to be done, but I like 'er. I hope you do.

Regards,

Dwayne

           Good looking Longhorn you've got there. You could install a scissor lift and turn that extra long box into a dumper! huuummmm? Gotcha thinkin' now, huh? Whatever your plans are, at least you can smile while cruising your old 'Bolt. You'll be the envy of all in your neighborhood. ~ Mike "Burgandybolt" Allen, Stovebolt Welcome "Panel" Wagon

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