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Old 03-31-2016, 09:31 PM   #1
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Bringing Another '66 Short/Fleet BBW Home Soon

Dad noticed that a red and white '66 short/fleet big window truck popped up 6-8 months ago beside a barn near their house. He found out from a neighbor who owned the property and called to ask about it. At the time they didn't want to sell it, but said that they'd let dad know first if they changed their mind. He checked on it again a couple months back and they still didn't want to sell. Well, last night they pull up in his driveway and asked dad if he was still interested so they drove over to take a better look at it. He makes the deal, and we're supposed to go pick it up this weekend. He said it has some rust in the doors and edges of the hood. Tailgate is "perfect", the body is straight, and the dash is in very good shape. It's a V8/3 speed with gauges and both Custom Group option packages. Still has the original hubcaps and dad said that it's still all original under the hood. I'll post more pics once we go get it.






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Old 03-31-2016, 09:58 PM   #2
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Awesome congrats!
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Old 03-31-2016, 10:32 PM   #3
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Great find!! Can't wait to see more
of it!
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Old 03-31-2016, 10:40 PM   #4
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Im in to see closer up pics ,congrats .
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Old 04-01-2016, 06:07 AM   #5
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Allright… another project. You didn't really want to take a break, did you?
Looking forward to a another great build...
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Old 04-01-2016, 09:11 AM   #6
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Re: Bringing Another '66 Short/Fleet BBW Home Soon

Another being rescued, great story and intriguing pictures.
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Old 04-01-2016, 12:03 PM   #7
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Nice>>>im in for pics
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Old 04-01-2016, 12:10 PM   #8
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Wow...that is some beautiful country you got there...the truck just makes it that much better!
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Old 04-01-2016, 01:28 PM   #9
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I've about written off ever finding a decent, affordable short fleet. They just don't show up like they used to.
Then you go spotting one in a field next to your house. Sheesh!, I guess it was meant to be.
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Old 04-01-2016, 01:35 PM   #10
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Looks good from all the way over here! Congrats!
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Old 04-01-2016, 01:51 PM   #11
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Oem4me, you need to move south, they're still fairly plentiful out here. Collectively this will be our third short/fleet/bbw/custom group optioned truck in the last four years!

This is the third old car dad has found within two miles of his house. Two were real "barn finds" and this one was a "near the barn" find.

The other two were a '50 Chevy truck and a '66 Chevelle four door.









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Old 04-01-2016, 01:56 PM   #12
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Ol eagle eye!
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Old 04-01-2016, 05:53 PM   #13
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Is this going to be your dads truck ?
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Old 04-01-2016, 07:04 PM   #14
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Is this going to be your dads truck ?
He won't keep it, just bought it to resell. He's got a friend that has been looking for a 64-66 red/white fledtside to restore. We may end up building it at the shop.
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Old 04-01-2016, 07:14 PM   #15
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That would be another great build thread ! Cant wait to see this one.
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Old 04-01-2016, 09:16 PM   #16
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That 50 looks nice.
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Old 04-01-2016, 11:20 PM   #17
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I need that 66 velle for a parts car for my 66 ragtop.
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Old 04-02-2016, 09:20 PM   #18
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He won't keep it, just bought it to resell. He's got a friend that has been looking for a 64-66 red/white fledtside to restore. We may end up building it at the shop.
That might get you going on yours.
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Old 04-08-2016, 04:34 PM   #19
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Got it towed to the shop this morning. It's been painted once, and the engine is orange so it's a later motor or it's been out and repainted before.















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Should just sell it to me! Lol
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Nice truck to start with.
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Should just sell it to me! Lol
easy tiger!!! he just bought it. once he sends it to me, i'll give it a once over and then he can sale it to you. if i ever give it back...
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Looks like they kept it pretty original though. Good starter project .
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Old 04-08-2016, 07:26 PM   #24
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I keep telling myself to stop bringing them home until I do something with the others but I can't help it
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That's a drawback to living in Maine, you just don't see trucks like these kicking around that are salvageable, the conditions up here are too harsh.
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