'66 Chevy Pickup Restoration

After being to a lot of car shows in 88 and 89, I decided I wanted to clean my truck up some and change some things on it. I had worked out of this truck, along with some other trucks I had, this was my personal truck. After a minimal amount of body work, I was in the process of repainting and reassembling of my truck, looking forward to possibly driving to a truck show in Pigeon Forge, TN. While reassembling, a couple of my employees wanted to get the truck running again. I had just had the transmission rebuilt and the motor had been out to freshen up the frame. The linkage on the tranny somehow never got reinstalled, the builder of the transmission had left it in gear. Fluid had been put in the transmission and upon start up of the engine (it had run before) the transmission started to build pressure and moving the truck forward. Needless to say there was an accident. The truck hit a tree smashing in the front of the truck. At this point I was very upset (1990 or 91). So my truck sat for some time. I had recently purchased a new truck in the fall of 90 and was depending on it for my work truck. I soon lost interest in the 66 while dealing with teenagers, and all the stress that comes with owning a new house, which leads me to now (2007). The truck when finished (hopefully) will be completely reworked from the ground up with all the amenities. I am changing to a short bed with large back glass. Color will be close to original (light blue). Air ride. Power windows and locks. Air conditioning. 17 years has gone by, a new house has been built. An FL70 has been stretched. So hopefully I'll be able to fit this in. I plan to drive it a lot if time allows me. What you will see here is the things you don't see on truck T.V. shows.

My '66 Chevy Pickup in 1989
'66 Chevy Pickup truck in 1989

Another view of my '66 Chevy Pickup truck in 1989

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