Just A Good Ol' TruckInstead of signing his life away for a brand-new work truck guaranteed not to last, Dave Rogers of Acampo, California, plopped down $450 cash at a local towyard and hauled home a '64 Chevy C10. As one can see in the before photo, the Chevy was kind of rough with its oxidized original paint, but that didn't stop Dave. "After many excursions to Pick 'N Pull, my local self-service junkyard, I managed to obtain the majority of body parts needed to get it reasonably straight. From there I smoothed it out as best as I could with my "El Cheapo" MIG welder, a hammer, and a gallon of Bondo. I painted the entire truck except for the engine with Rustoleum thinned about 20 percent right in my own driveway with a gravity-feed gun. To get the turquoise color I mixed green, blue, and white together and ended up pretty close to the original paint on the firewall. The impressive shine was created by wet-sanding the cured Rustoleum and then polishing it with an orbital buffer." Under the hood, Dave's running a '61 283 hooked up to a compound four-speed transmission. He said later he might swap it for a three-speed column-shift. To get the '64 a little closer to Mother Earth, Dave installed a set of drop coils and drop spindles from Early Classic Enterprises. Other than the drop, Dave wanted the '64 as original as possible. He said "I use this truck like a truck, and my future plans are to put a ton of miles on it."
Editor's Note: Getting your truck into Readers' Trucks is a snap, of the camera, that is. All it takes is a stack of good-quality photos of your ride that are in focus and well lit. Due to the volume of mail we receive, we regret that we cannot return photographs. Send photos of your truck (no Polaroids or printouts) to: CCT, Readers' Trucks, 774 S. Placentia Ave., Placentia, CA 92870. It is important that you include a detailed description of the modifications you have made to your truck, including any interesting stories behind it.