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BangShift Project Files: 1968 Chevrolet C10 Stepside – Daughter’s First Truck

BangShift Project Files: 1968 Chevrolet C10 Stepside – Daughter’s First Truck

The first project car is always something special. I went through a couple of false starts before I got to rip into my 1979 Caprice coupe early in my high-school years and I couldn’t have been more over the moon if I tried. I wouldn’t shut up about what I had done and what I wanted to do. The same story went for every kid I knew that gave even a partial crap about cars. People that normally wouldn’t give you the time of day suddenly wanted to chat about how to properly keep their cars up, or learn how to do basic services. Bonding through machines…that’s the fun of being a gearhead, right?

Forum member “Andy4639” recently had the good luck to be given a 1968 Chevrolet C10 stepside pickup truck. It’s a longbed stepside, but a free GM truck of that generation is worth the effort unless it’s actually rotted in half…and even then, there’s parts to harvest. Luckily, the straight-six/three-speed truck was in decent condition and had low miles on it when the deal was struck and it was hauled home.

Problem: his daughter fell for the truck, has claimed it and wants to take it on Power Tour next year. In between now and then there will be a re-powerering, metal repair and more. We still think that they got away with murder for getting a ’68 for the perfect price and can’t wait to see the progress!

BangShift Project Files: Daughter’s ’68 C10

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6 thoughts on “BangShift Project Files: 1968 Chevrolet C10 Stepside – Daughter’s First Truck

  1. Andrew Fisher

    Thanks guy\’s. I just saw this and showed it to my daughter and wife. Made their day start off great. We have a long way to go but it\’s going to be fun as we go.

    I took the old tired 6 out and we have rebuilt a 350 small block. I found a SWB frame that had already had disc brakes and dual exhaust ran for cheap oh and had been lowered already. So it\’s going to be a shorty when done.

  2. bob

    When my daughter turned 16, her first vehicle was a 1986 S-10 long bed 2wd I bought her.
    She was not impressed. Neither was her mom. Kind of reminds my of the insurance commercial on TV right now where the son gets the family Caprice wagon for his first car.

  3. Tim Hicks

    I wonder if they know about the beautiful red C/50 my buddy owns he had Hodges built the hauler body on.

    Hey Andy, it\’s cool to see you making the big time… Ha Ha!

    Side note:

    This is my first time posting here, I\’m the guy that was selling the red \’71 C/30 wrecker a handful or more years ago that showed up here in an article about there still being good deals to be had under XXX dollars. I sold it on Craigslist, but had it an other classic sales sites ($2,500). I\’d list it, get all the BS responses, no one ever coming to look, expired listing, then decide to put back up for sale after a while. I really wished I could keep it. It was a great deal and I started thinking it was being judged poorly due to my reasonable \’priced to sell\” price, and attracting the riff raff. I posted it up again with a grand added and next thing I know it was on a trailer to Buffalo, NY!

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