Posted By: Iron Clad 1966 Chevy C60 "Brutus" - Mon Oct 10 2011 06:06 AM
Well, they say three's a crowd, I think it's cozy. So, here is my 3rd submission to the Stovebolt Gallery, a 1966 Chevy C60 Big Bolt named "Brutus"...

I have been looking for a larger truck for some time now, a 3/4 ton to a 1 ton that could be converted to a flat bed. After cruising the car lot's (too expensive) and the net, I couldn't find anything that I liked. I was looking for a newer truck. My wife and I discussed this issue and she figured I should look for an older stovebolt! That's when I discovered "Brutus" on Craigs List. It's a little larger than a 3/4 or 1 ton but I couldn't pass it up.

"Brutus" was a matainence truck for the city of Carlton Oregon, thus serviced well. The previous owner bought the truck to use on his farm and never did. After inspecting the truck I was surprised by the great condition it was in. No serious cancer anywhere, no bubbles under the original paint, just spots of surface rust only. The interior looks almost new and the engine runs well. I noticed right away that the interior floor has been Rino lined, also under the cab and fenders too. No rust!!! The truck has a flat bed that measures 8.75 feet by 7.5 feet. My only problem with Brutus is it's top speed of only 45 MPH due to it's low rear differential gear ratio. Brutus has a 292 six and a 4 speed tranny.

My plans for this truck are new paint, replace the wood in the flat bed, a new front bumper, and whatever it takes to make it drive faster. Maybe a 5 speed transmission with OD. Also, I plan to work this truck hauling lumber to build a new shop in Eastern Oregon, and to haul up to 2 tons of coal at a time for my blacksmith shop.

Oh, I forgot to mention that Brutus has 83,000 miles and I paid only $900 for him.

Jeff Botts
"Iron Clad"
Posted By: Achipmunk Re: 1966 Chevy C60 "Brutus" - Tue Oct 11 2011 03:59 AM case I haven't already told you thats a nice catch and at a good price. Way to go.
Posted By: Iron Clad Re: 1966 Chevy C60 "Brutus" - Tue Oct 11 2011 04:11 AM
Thanks Achipmunk. I feel lucky to find Brutus. The truck was advertised for over a week and nobody would buy it. I guess they didn't realize the value of a Stovebolt......When I saw Brutus, I thought jeeze it's in great shape, and big. I kept second guessing myself, thinking, do I really need a truck this big?? Perhaps that's the real reason nobody bought the truck before me. But then I thought, why not???
Posted By: jon1963 Re: 1966 Chevy C60 "Brutus" - Tue Oct 11 2011 06:50 PM
Very nice truck, and you cant complain with the price
Posted By: Iron Clad Re: 1966 Chevy C60 "Brutus" - Wed Oct 12 2011 04:18 AM
Thanks jon. Your right, no complaints here on the price:)
Posted By: LevisPop Re: 1966 Chevy C60 "Brutus" - Thu Oct 13 2011 03:05 AM
Very nice buy! I am driving home from western Colorado tomorrow (10/13/11) towing my new project, a 1946 2-ton that will live in NE Portland. I am new to this site and happy to connect with you anytime you might come to PDX. Gimme' a shout!. Mark
Posted By: Iron Clad Re: 1966 Chevy C60 "Brutus" - Thu Oct 13 2011 03:32 AM
Levis (Mark), that sounds great. I would love to see your "new" truck. Don't forget to post lot's of pictures here as well. Welcome to Stovebolt.........

Oh, you might want to document your purchase and your trip back with the truck. Tell us about the adventure!!
Posted By: Iron Clad Re: 1966 Chevy C60 "Brutus" - Tue Jan 03 2012 04:25 PM
Hey Levis (Mark) any progress on the '46 as of late?
Posted By: Jordi55 Re: 1966 Chevy C60 "Brutus" - Thu Jan 12 2012 03:42 AM
WOW!! That is a great looking ol bolt!! I wish my 66 GMC 960 was in half as good of condition as yours. Im sure the ol girl will not dissapoint you, my 66 has a 292 and had a 4 speed but the previous owner put in a 5 speed and i can sure tell you that she aint afraid of work smile . You got an excellent deal on the ol beast as well, good luck and keep us updated on your progress!!
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