Beautiful truck and heartfelt story! What a process! I am just about to embark on rebuilding a 55 Cameo and read that you also had one. Did you restore that one too? If yes, do u have any pictures of the restoration process similar to your 59? I have seen the truck and it is all in pieces......the metal appears to be pretty much rust free and the fibreglass bed sides are really clean except for around the wheelwells where there is evidence of patching with more fibreglass. It comes with a 58 Stepside truck for parts; 2 engines; 1 tranny and the original frame (will need to verify VIN # to be sure), box; 2 sets of doors and all new glass. The previous owner had it on the road/took it all apart and then sadly passed away. Thanks again for all the great photos and details of your 59 build!
Sorry for the tardy response! Thanks for the kind words! I didn't restore it like the 59, but did do a lot of mechanical work on it to get it back on the road.
This is an amazing build Darcy. I love flipping through the build and the story that goes with it is truly awesome. It must have been a great moment sharing it all wth everyone that had a memory in that truck.
That Cameo sure has a nice patina, stance and look. Nice truck. It would be amazing to finish up that Cameo as well to match the GMC, but just as awesome to drive and show it just the way it is. Lucky fella!
1970 Chevrolet C10 - Grandpa’s- My first truck.—in progress to shiny 1972 Chevrolet C20- Rusty- the puzzle box lid for the C10. 1950 Chevrolet 1300- in progress to shiny. 1962 AMC Rambler American- my wife’s
Parts trucks- 1951 GMC 9300 1951-GMC 9430 1951- Chevrolet 1300
I sold the Cameo because I didn't have room in my garage or my bank account for two of them... haha A young guy in Canmore bought it and has family in Wetaskawin so you may see it on the road so keep your eyes peeled!
I see you are a close neighbour so if you are in the area, shoot me an email if you want to see the 59 first hand.