This truck has been in my family since 1960. My dad purchased it from a chicken farmer in Burien, Washington, who had bought it new from a local dealer. I started driving it when I was about 12 years old. She drove me to my horse shows, hauled our old pony in the back. Lots of fun times. When my dad passed away in 2004, I inherited her for safekeeping. It is now time to find someone who will continue to take much better care than I can.
She has always been kept in a garage all these years. In 1998, my dad did a restoration, taking it down to the wooden shims under the bed. He painted her a metalic teal color, following the color patterns like when she was new. He had some re-chroming work done. I have all the receipts for the restoration, as well as what I have done recently to get her back on the road; she needed a radiator, so we had the originally re-cored with the neck; repaired the master cylinder with a rebuild kit; went through break system; and she is now on the road and can be driven safely.
She does have some items that need to be fixed: she has the original horns, but they are not working; the vacuum wipers are not working; the parking break components are there but are not hooked up; and there is a Chevrolet Deluxe heater in the cab, which used to work, but I have not tried it; there is a flood light on the driver’s side that worked when I was a kid, but it is not wired in for some reason I am unaware of. All turn signals, lights are working. Throttle set and choke work great.