1964 CHEVY C-10 PANEL TRUCK -- A DIFFERENT TYPE OF WORK TRUCK
Panel trucks were ideal for commercial business whether it be used by a
florist or plumber. Early versions were developed in the teens and refined
over the years to appear like this example here. Panel trucks are rare to
see these days and when I saw this restored Chevy I just had to videotape
it. New for 1960 was a new designation system for trucks made by GM. Gone
was the 3100, 3200, and 3600 designations for short 1/2, long 1/2 and
3/4-ton models. Instead, a new scheme would assign a 10, 20, or 30 for 1/2,
3/4, and 1-ton models. Half-ton models were the C10 and K10 long-bed and
short-bed trucks, and The 3/4-ton C20 and K20, as well as the one-ton C30,
were also available. A coil-spring front suspension came in 1963; along
with a new base engine, a 140 hp. 230 cid., and an optional 165 hp. 292
cid. The cab was changed for 1964, with elimination of the "wraparound"
windshield and a new front grille design, along with various interior
changes. This C-10 panel is virtually in factory original condition with
the exception of new modern replacement seats. The wheels are Chevy but
not 1964. This has great paint and chrome but unfortunately, I could not
view the engine. Thanks very much for viewing and enjoying this 1964 Chevy
C-10 panel truck.
1968 Corvette Sodablasting Rear Deck 3
Sodablasting the rear deck of a 68 Corvette. We sodablasted this entire
car down to bare fiberglass. Normally, we'd blast down to the gelcoat (to
preserve the smooth finish), but this car (and maybe all early Vettes) had
no gelcoat over the fiberglass surface. Instead, nearly the entire body
had been "skinned" with a layer of body filler ("Bondo"). This layer of
bondo roughly doubled the amount of time required to blast the entire car
and increased media usage by roughly 45%. Once removed, the bare
fiberglass surface was very "textured" and porous. A proper job of
finishing this car would require coating the entire body with gelcoat after
doing the initial bodywork and before priming for final preparation.
Still, this entire car was blasted down in less than 7 hours - a
significant improvement over sanding. For more information on sodablasting
services, visit Midlife Classics at www.midlifeclassics.com.