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#1397866 Fri Feb 19 2021 12:51 AM
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1959 Apache 31

I bought this truck in 1992 and completed much of the heavy body work by 1995. I then put the truck back in storage until 2017 when I took it out of storage for completion. It is a mostly stock lightly changed vehicle with original drive train. It has a new wood bed, new fenders, running boards. cab corners, seat upholstery and it runs well. Soon to come will be new springs, and completion of many small things. The truck ran when I bought it but had no brakes, exhaust, and some rust. It was very solid though and has been fairly easy to work on with the 235 and 4 speed with positraction.
I added a few new pics of bed and one of engine, new springs all around, and a more recent view of body.
Last edited by porsche; Sun Aug 08 2021 02:03 AM. Reason: add pics

1959 Apache 31
porsche #1398221 Sun Feb 21 2021 02:02 PM
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We need more info! smile Can we see pictures of how it looked when you bought it, the restoration process and of the engine? Let's see that new bed wood, too.



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porsche #1398331 Mon Feb 22 2021 01:18 AM
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I added pics above. Old pic of original seat, pics of my paint booth in barn, pic with box loaded with parts and junk is from 2017, pic of new wood bed is from 2019 but wood is just laying in bed and has been since installed. Oldest looking pic is from 1992 when work began. Will add more pics at a later date.

Last edited by porsche; Mon Feb 22 2021 01:40 AM.

1959 Apache 31
porsche #1416860 Tue Jul 13 2021 05:17 PM
Joined: Jul 2016
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I enjoy seeing how others completed their restorations, it reminds me of the time and material required to complete mine. A lot of hard work and money to get to the end. Good job.

1959 Chevy Apache Stepside Truck
porsche #1419545 Thu Aug 05 2021 10:10 PM
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My truck is still a work in progress. I continue to work on rubbing out paint and small issues like a non returning right blinker. One big job left is to paint engine and engine bay, I need to get motivation to pull a nice running engine to paint it.

Last edited by porsche; Thu Aug 05 2021 10:13 PM.

1959 Apache 31

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