I’ve been restoring a 1959 Chevrolet Apache pickup for the last 3 1/2 years. My Dad and I did all of the work ourselves. When I bought it, it was basically a frame, cab, and boxes of rusty parts. I knew that we had our work cut out for us, but I never dreamed it would be this much work! The list of upgrades includes:
All rusted panels cut out and replaced with new metal.
1979 Camaro subframe
Firewall mounted Master Cylinder
Chevy Caprice rear end
305 Cubic inch V8 Turbo
350 automatic transmission
Chevy 5 bolt Rally wheels with 1959 truck hubcaps
Custom mix acrylic enamel paint (the color was mixed by my wife, we call it Sarah’s Blue)
Tilt steering wheel
I just brought the truck home yesterday. Everywhere I go, it’s like a 1 truck parade! I couldn’t have done it without my Dad, and I appreciate the help. I also am thankful to my wife, who was very supportive of a far away dream that finally came true.