A great thing about my truck is that it matches the glaze on my cup! New Speedo to match not installed. This is the glove box! I am not very into a nice lookin stock truck and I plan on modifying it so I am not concerned with losing the more valuable Fleetside bed. Have you noticed my over use of exclamation marks!? I told him I wanted to take it down on the boulevard for my buddy to check out. I think this is the ash tray! I was sniper bidded in the end. Classic Industries offers 1965 Chevrolet Truck Truck Bed Components, 1965 Chevrolet Truck Stepside Bed Sides - Full, 1965 Chevrolet Truck Bed Sides - Partial, 1965 Chevrolet Truck Running Boards, 1965 Chevrolet Truck Side Steps, 1965 Chevrolet Truck Patch Panels, 1965 Chevrolet Truck Front Bed Panel, 1965 Chevrolet Truck Stake Pocket Repair Panel, 1965 Chevrolet Truck Bed Floor Panel, 1965 Chevrolet Truck Stepside Rear Fender, 1965 Chevrolet Truck Fiberglass Bed Side, and 1965 Chevrolet Truck Rear Bed Corner. I have had several of these trucks, Just bought another '65 last week.
It was similar to this one but green. First applied in 1985, this single-stage urethane job has been repaired more than once. Externally, only the trim shuffle games prevalent in Detroit at the time differentiate 1964 through 1966s. To him, fixing the rust was all about taking a handheld grinder to a few places of surface rust and bubbled up paint. I am 20 and am about to pick up my second major project and it is a 1965 Chevy Fleetside in spring for my new project. I think the mount issues should be managable as long as you have the right support brackets. Fleetsides are rarer and it should be easier to swap your bed for a stepside than vice versa.
The dash and doors had been sprayed over with a pretty good match to the original. There are a few colors available. Thanks for the info and when I check it out I will let you guys know if someone is interested in a trade or something I had a 59 long bed Fleetside which is now in Denmark. I started looking around for one. Most fun with doors off! Not withstanding the frame differences of the 60-62 trucks, I think Chevy kept the bed mounting points in the same place.
A lot of nostalgia came my way. Third time convinced and I hopped in behind the wheel. Around the same time his 13-year-old daughter, Karli, applied ebony stain to the new bedwood. Third time convinced and I hopped in behind the wheel. I have been accused of wearing socks to match my truck. In chronological order, of course.
Styling is a hit or miss affair for the earlier years 1960-62 , with wrap-around windshields and their unique hoods that are all but impossible to find as replacements. The ceiling and the back of the cab still had it's original paint. I constantly spill a little on the Trex when I fill. A great thing about the truck is that the plate goes well with the color of the truck! Have you ever worked on these '60-'66 Chevy truck before? Look at the original Bow Tie wheel covers… The back tires have the deep tread for those muddy farm roads… The new spare tire fits up under the bed… The emergency brake works well. And if your truck is a longbed, please don't put one of those nasty ugly longbed stepsides on! Is designed for direct sunlight and I have seen it in Brown and Gray and would be cheeper than pine.
The next day the owner brought the truck by. Is that banjo music I hear? To me, long bed Fleetsides look really good low down if you have the right wheels and tires on it. I found a good one for a good price from a good fella in South Dakota. This is a Farm All Cub. Aside from black carpeting and underdash instrumentation, the only non-stock extra we see is a Mooneyes tachometer, centrally located atop the original automatic mast jacket. That style or generation of pickup runs from 60-66.
I'll write another chapter, another time. I asked around about a replacement with no luck. Now I want to share with you the best thing about my truck… In 1965, a farmer in Arkansas bought this truck from a dealer in Huntsville. Mitch suggested a new shortbed assembly from Brothers. This stuff lasts virtually forever. The big problem is the material does not come as wide as the original wood. I also agree that if your fleet bed is in good shape trading for a stepside bed shouldn't be a problem.
If you haven't already been there check it out. What he loved most were the pick-up trucks. Next, the pictures… Click on this video to hear the engine start: Click on this link if you want a good reason to buy my truck: Go to a Hallmark Card gift shop and purchase a card with a picture of this truck on the front. If you are not making a show truck it works great. Weighing in at a little over 3000 pounds, the 1965 Chevy truck came in two basic body styles; a shortbed step-side with large flared fenders, and a longer bed fleet-side. Bits and pieces of Bright Leaf that blew out of the sides of those trailers lined the road.
All the lights,wipers and gauges work fine. So,I did a little trick photography via Paint Shop Pro and came up with this. Then I punch the Q-jet and run through the gears. I swear I am not dressing to match my truck! The seat has an old school roll n'pleat job. The modern specialty aftermarket fully supports this generation of Chevy truck, with reproduction items and regular service parts both easily found in the modern retail parts chain stores, making them especially easy to own. I sanded down and primed the newer Chevy 6 lug rally truck wheels and finished it off with some good rattle can magic. Had to make a rescue phone call.
I'd stick with the Fleetside if I were you, much more valuable and a cleaner look. After about 10 minutes or so,we came to an agreement and off we went to the house to finish the deal. For fleet sides, the edge boards are fitted in four short pieces on each side, two behind the cab and two at the end of the bed directly in front of the tailgate. Just something cool to cruise around in. If you want a hopped up truck with a big engine, this truck is not for you. But the color of my truck is much prettier.