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Old 10-18-2010, 05:58 PM   #1
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Talking Lost My 65

What the perfect site!
I've been reading for weeks.

Now I just need to find my lost love.

I sold my 65 back in 86/87 and want to find it bad.

Shortbed Stepside - 283.

I have the Plate Number and VIN.

Any suggestions on how to track it down?

I called DMV, and they said it's still driven locally and has registration until 2012.

Thanks again for such a great forum.
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Pic taken around 1985

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UPDATE:
Found Her and bought her back!
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Here is a pic the previous owner took of it back in 2004:
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Pic taken when I went to see her for the first time in 25 years - 2/2012


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And a more recent pic - July 2014

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Last 2014 pic for the year.

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Old 10-18-2010, 07:23 PM   #2
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Welcome aboard & good luck with your quest.
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Old 10-18-2010, 07:57 PM   #3
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Welcome to the board. Good luck on the search for your truck. Is there any way you can go down to the court house and ask for the last registered owner?
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Old 10-20-2010, 05:33 PM   #4
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Re: Lost My 65

My best advise to you is to get in good with someone in law enforcement of criminal justice and have them run the plate # or VIN and see what they come up with. Good luck.
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Old 10-20-2010, 06:34 PM   #5
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First of all......

Knowing that the vehicle is still local to you is a huuge advantage, it narrows your search from a needle in a haystack to a needle in a bale of hay. Here are some ideas:
Post up some pictures here on our website.

Carry pictures of the truck with you and hit all the local car shows / cruise ins and talk to Chevy truck owners about your search, maybe even have some copies of the pictures to hand out that say "Cash Reward - have you seen this truck".

Get one of those custom t-shirt places to make a t-shirt up that says "Cash Reward - have you seen this truck" and have the picture put on the t-shirt. Where the t-shirt at the car shows and around town at events, parades, etc.

Become a local cop and run the plate yourself.

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Old 10-20-2010, 06:44 PM   #6
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Welcome aboard from Maryland. That would be great if you could find your old truck and get it back. I am wishing you the best.

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Old 10-20-2010, 07:09 PM   #7
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Re: Lost My 65

Thanks for all the great suggestions.

I Just bought a 66 to give myself something to do until I find it.

I now have a pic of my Lost65 as my Avatar.

Here's a larger pic:
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Old 10-20-2010, 07:17 PM   #8
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It may look rough from the outside, but the interior was sweet.
Lots of Chrome.
I had switched all the knobs and gearshift and ashtray handle with oak.
The seats looked almost like factory buckets, the center seat lifted up to give access to storage under.
Honestly, the interior was done, the 283 was rebuilt, and I had moved on to the body.
Needed the money, had a corolla for transportation, so sold it to some girl who worked at NAPA Auto Parts.
I asked them if they knew who she was. They said not someone from 20 years ago, and couldn't tell me even if they did. I understood.

Yep, need a cop friend.
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Old 10-20-2010, 07:35 PM   #9
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What! A shortbed stepper with the small back window and aluminum slots.... sweet! Love the rake / stance... screams old-school.

Was it painted or red-oxide primer?

Looks like non-std tailights, do you remember what they were?

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Old 10-20-2010, 07:38 PM   #10
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Primer Red-Oxide.

Guess what?
The Taillights were from a 65 Fleetside. - So Cool.
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Old 10-20-2010, 07:50 PM   #11
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Fleetside tailights on a stepside... I gotta believe that should be easy to find if the new owner left them. Sounds very interesting. Got any better photos, maybe in warmer times?
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Old 10-20-2010, 08:18 PM   #12
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It's the only picture I found.
I think I have 1 more taken in summer, but haven't found it.

All the other pics are of it tore down to frame when I built it back up.
I'll see if I can find them and post them.
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Old 10-20-2010, 10:50 PM   #13
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PM me the plate # and vin and I'll see what I can find, but I live in WA so I don't know if I'll be able to tell you much. I'll try though.
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Old 10-21-2010, 10:46 AM   #14
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Old 10-25-2010, 08:33 PM   #15
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The 66 I bought arrived yesterday.
This will give me something to tinker on, until I find my 65.
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Old 10-25-2010, 10:11 PM   #16
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So I checked with my source, and they cant do that from up here. Sorry and good hunting.
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Old 10-25-2010, 11:17 PM   #17
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So I checked with my source, and they cant do that from up here. Sorry and good hunting.
Thanks for trying.
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Old 10-26-2010, 08:53 PM   #18
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What is all of that white stuff on the truck?

Welcome aboard from Northern California!
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Old 11-01-2010, 05:45 AM   #19
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Welcome to the board. Hope you find your truck !!!
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Old 11-04-2010, 11:36 PM   #20
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WElcome to the board. I wish I could find my 68 I sold yrs. ago. It looks like you could post an ad in the paper or something.
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Old 12-05-2010, 02:57 AM   #21
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The seats looked almost like factory buckets, the center seat lifted up to give access to storage under.
Okay, now I see the Buckets I had in it were actually from the 67-72 trucks.
'Buddy Buckets'
Mine looked just like these, except mine were blue.
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Old 01-13-2011, 05:24 PM   #22
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I'm finding old pics stuffed away here and there.
Here is one after I got my cab onto the 62 shortbed frame.
Picture taken: 04-02-1984
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Old 01-13-2011, 11:29 PM   #23
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Kind of like seeing an ex girlfriend after 30 yrs. Your present memory of her is the same but the reality may scare the beans out of you. Make that step-side your own. Very cool truck. Welcome to the board!
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Old 01-14-2011, 02:03 AM   #24
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Yes,
Honestly, the more I work on my 66 I have now, the less I'm concerned about finding her.

Like you say, I remember her as oh so beautiful, and she may have very well let herself go.
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Old 02-22-2011, 01:29 AM   #25
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62 Shortbed GMC Donor for my 65 taken 1984:
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