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Old 01-08-2011, 08:34 PM   #26
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OEM4ME your truck is truly a sight.... to be that mint and gently used without any kind of overhaul. WOW.
Is that a Delco battery? Also that looks like th standard wheel, but without a closer look I'm not sure I recognize your horn button, I thought it would normally have the orange bowtie on it?
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Old 01-08-2011, 09:46 PM   #27
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OEM4ME your truck is truly a sight.... to be that mint and gently used without any kind of overhaul. WOW.
Is that a Delco battery? Also that looks like th standard wheel, but without a closer look I'm not sure I recognize your horn button, I thought it would normally have the orange bowtie on it?
Thank you. The battery is a recent replacement. I couldn't even tell you what brand it is without looking at it first. I know it would look best with an old style Delco tar top in there, but those don't last very long and since the truck is rarely shown or driven, that money will stay in my pocket.
The horn button is orig standard for '66. The bowties are earlier.
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Old 01-08-2011, 09:58 PM   #28
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Yes, I remember the red truck. It was VERY interesting, except the new paint and cheesy wheels. It's a good example of how unknowingly, somebody can wipe away rarity, history, and real value by "improving" it with a paint job. I actually don't know what is was like before, but my guess is it should have been left alone.
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Another collector who likes low mile trucks sent me this awhile back. 5300 miles.
I think it sold for $21000 at auction. An incredible find, just too bad it had every conceivable accessory drilled into it. OOF!
http://www.ohtm.org/gallery/2010AutoAuction?page=5
oem4me, nice idea for a thread. But, since you're a new member let me point out that "truck bashing" here is frowned upon. It's just not what this site's all about. If you see something that's not "your taste" just move on. It's very possible that a member here owns one of those trucks. I would guess if it were you, some of those comments wouldn't be appreciated.
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Old 01-08-2011, 10:20 PM   #29
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oem4me, nice idea for a thread. But, since you're a new member let me point out that "truck bashing" here is frowned upon. It's just not what this site's all about. If you see something that's not "your taste" just move on. It's very possible that a member here owns one of those trucks. I would guess if it were you, some of those comments wouldn't be appreciated.
Oops. Sorry. I really had no intention of "bashing" anybody's truck. My comments are based on mere observations from a preservation standpoint.
My bad. I'll be more careful from here on out.
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Old 01-09-2011, 09:17 AM   #30
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Re: most original 60-66 truck in existence?

I am pretty sure this is a restored example, but it is very clean and as far as I can tell, alot of attention to factory correct detail.

at some point it was sold and the aluminium grille was replaced with a aftermarket chrome one, not sure if that was before or after these pics.
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Old 01-09-2011, 09:31 AM   #31
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a couple big trucks... yet again probably restored...

very often these big ones are low mileage, especially ones that were used for hauling hay on the farm..sometimes they don't even have a title , because they went straight from the dealership to the farm , and never left the property again.
A real nice 66 like this turned up at the chevy dealer in town last year, it might have been a consignment, but was super clean , still had relatively shiny black paint on the frame, and the underbody.
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Old 01-09-2011, 09:34 AM   #32
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Nice. Is the V-12 in the yellow one?
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Old 01-09-2011, 09:47 AM   #33
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anothe great way to find a clean low mileage 60-66, is to source an old fire truck, they are always kept up real nice, and almost always have the full chrome package.
yet again I do not know if this one is restored, or is untouched, but it is very original.
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Old 01-09-2011, 09:50 AM   #34
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Nice. Is the V-12 in the yellow one?
yeah, it is, that one sure is neat...what you could do with it? I don't know... wouldn't mind trying to figure that out though!
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Old 01-09-2011, 09:52 AM   #35
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That is just so COOL.
I love it that people have things like this in their hands.
Keeping history in line.
Thanks for posting there very COOL photos.
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Old 01-09-2011, 11:08 AM   #36
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yeah, it is,
Doh, I just noticed the v-12 emblem on it
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Old 01-09-2011, 11:43 AM   #37
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I got to hear that V12 run. What a sound! That truck was owned by the late Fred Craig of Lorton,VA. He had quite a collection of heavy duty GMC trucks from the '40s to the '70s. Sadly,Fred died after a couple year bout with leukemia. He was responsible for the creation of the Tri-State Regional Truck Show of the National Truck Historical Society held in late September in Winchester,VA.

The more years go by,the more I appreciate all original trucks. I've always been torn two ways because I'm a modifier (hot rodder) at heart. But,have always had a full appreciation of what trucks are,as they are,how they were used,how there's always been those with high respect towards their trucks,how they can be outfitted to imrove their usefulness,as well as being a significant part of American history. I won't be hapy until I have at least one all original vintage GM Truck in my garage. I am for preservation,as long as the snotty nature stays out of it. Something about snotty and truck just don't fit right. After all,that's what Packards are for.
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Old 01-09-2011, 11:58 AM   #38
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anothe great way to find a clean low mileage 60-66, is to source an old fire truck, they are always kept up real nice, and almost always have the full chrome package.
yet again I do not know if this one is restored, or is untouched, but it is very original.

That Panel is amazing, I love the side door.
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Old 01-09-2011, 12:16 PM   #39
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"truck bashing" here is frowned upon. It's just not what this site's all about. If you see something that's not "your taste" just move on.
Does not sound like bashing to me. The topic of this thread was "most original 60-66 trucks in existance". oem4me was just pointing out what was not original. The term "original" has been watered down so much that people lose sight of what is correct and not correct. I will say it is very hard to find a 100% period correct vehicle today, many have deviations from the factory for "personal taste" reasons. Even the 12K light blue tu tone 66 longbed had the original western mirrors removed (notice the 2 holes on top of the vent post in door) and a chrome passenger car mirror was installed. This thread is the chance to get it right for reference reasons, historical reasons and for new members to learn how the factory put them together. The turquiose '66 C 10, and the black 65 C 10 are excellent examples on this thread on the way these trucks were built. The rally wheels (post 1973) deviation is very typical in this era.
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Old 01-09-2011, 01:10 PM   #40
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very often these big ones are low mileage, especially ones that were used for hauling hay on the farm..sometimes they don't even have a title , because they went straight from the dealership to the farm , and never left the property again.

Yep. Not too long ago, a guy sent me a picture of a C-60 with well under 1000 original miles (I think even less than 500), but the truck was cosmetically torn up. I'm guessing it was used on a farm, stored outside, and there you go. Low miles does not always translate to pristine condition. TLC and indoor storage is the ticket.
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These are pretty original looking.The hubcaps are wrong on the first one:




It has always been rare to see a truck left totally original. It's actually period correct to see items added,changed,or replaced with an upgrade. It's not a matter of being considered "just a truck" but more like them being considered "a truck". Even well optioned highly desired collector cars would have been personalized from day one. People weren't buying classics for people to collect 40 years later. They were buying a new vehicle to use in whatever way suited their needs.
This one has looked like this since brand new:


So has this one:


And this one:


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Found this very interesting article from last months Hemmings.
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Old 01-09-2011, 03:56 PM   #43
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Here's an earlier thread that ties in:

http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=419645
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Here's an earlier thread that ties in:

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Some nice examples on that link Markb thanx....Vernski
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Old 01-10-2011, 08:34 PM   #45
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Just sight-seeing from the squarebody section, but I had to compliment the owners of these surivors... Thanks for a pleasant reminder of how beautiful these trucks are right out of the box. The '64 - '66 are my all time favorite body style and these trucks are all stunning. Thanks!

Makes up for my neigbor's never-washed-since-new '65 with ladder rack that I pine for every morning on the way to work!
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Old 01-10-2011, 11:07 PM   #46
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i had found an original estate sale truck probably 1-2 years ago on Craigslist...it was somewhere in TN....i should've saved some pics, & i wish i would've had the $6k to buy it at the time....and i almost bought this light green '66 which was for sale on Craigslist...if i remember correctly, it had an original 283/Auto with about 100k original miles...:



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Old 01-13-2011, 02:03 AM   #47
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Anybody know who owns this truck or what the story is? All I have is a picture and a note saying it's a 12,000 miler.
Again, Anyone?
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Those are beautiful trucks!! I love the all originals...

What a great score, oem4me!
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Hey oem4me

I remember seeing your truck at a car show in the parking lot of the chevy dealership in Burbank a few years back I was vary impressed with your find.
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Thanks forestb, That was the VCCA show (Vintage Chevrolet Club of America).
I've been lucky enough to win "Best of Show" in it's class three out of three years entered there. Three is enough, someone else can win next year.
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