1965 Chevrolet Other Pickups --
|Warranty:||Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty|
|Engine:||283 CID V8|
|Drive Side:||Left-hand drive|
|Number of Cylinders:||8|
|:||“See narrative below”|
GENERAL: What we have here is an old survivor that
came off a wheat farm in north central Montana, not far from the Canadian
border. It is a 1965 Chevrolet K10, the 4X4 version. Its restoration has begun, and it needs someone
to finish It. These are some of the most
highly sought after early 4X4s, however, any more these trucks pretty much fall into two
categories; the first being a non-running, missing major components, total basket
case, the second is one which is already restored and well beyond most budgets.
This one is the hard to find in between and is an interesting and excellent
candidate for either restoration or it might make a rock crawler or some other
form of hot rod, however if that is your intention, I do not want to hear about
it. The truck does run and has a clear title in my
The truck is equipped with a 283 CID V8, 4 speed
transmission and the Dana 44 4X4 set up. I did not realize how rare this truck is,
until I embarked on a six month search for new lock out hubs, (see picture).. As my first objective was to get the truck
running , I removed cleaned and sealed the gas tank, replaced the fuel pump and
rebuilt the carburetor, and it started right up. Next, I spent over $3,000 in the drivetrain repair
(receipts will accompany the truck), to include: rebuilt driveshafts front and
rear, many new bearings, races, seals, carrier gear repair kits, differential
bearings, and brake work. The brakes will need to
be bled again and adjusted as some new wheel cylinders and shoes were installed. Beyond this description,
I don’t know much as I never insured it for the road, and have only yard driven
years of dents, dings, tares, welds, blemishes, minor rust and some great patina (see pictures) This is a look that some prefer these days,
or if you are handy with body work go at it, however that would remove it from
the “original survivor class” at any car show. The kindest thing that can be said
about the tires is, they all hold air.
Amazingly, most of the wood bed floor is still intact. I found a replacement tail gate to make the
bed functional. However, I will include the original tailgate if you chose to
go the survivor route, or you can use it to make a bench. The glass is intact, and only the windshield is cracked. Once the reserve is met, I have
four reconditioned leaf springs that will accompany the truck. I also have a period correct spare wheel to
INTERIOR: Not much to talk about there. The seat is in good condition. Neither the doors nor the dash have been cut
for some sort of sound system. The heater
is inoperative and missing parts, some gages work, the lights do not. The interior of this truck
is mostly all there. If you are going to
show in the “original survivor class” just clean it up. If
you are going for an original restoration, clean it, sand it and paint it. If you are going for a hot rod you probably
have your own thoughts as to what you want to do.
Summary – The
simplicity of a pickup is what makes their restoration so popular and easy.
This one would make a great project for a father and son/daughter, the guys in
the shop, or whatever. While this one
will require some work, much of what needs to be done is that which one would
normally do anyway in either a restoration or hot rod build. The main point is you have a solid, mostly
rust free body, and clear title to work with.
The old truck deserves another chance in life to show up at your local
car show, cruise night, or for work with your business logo on the doors.
Payment, Disclaimers, Storage, and
I require a nonrefundable deposit of $500.00 within 48 hours and the
remainder prior to me sending you the title.
Well I have tried to represent the old truck as honestly and accurately
as I can; please look closely at the pictures.
Make no mistake, it is not currently a roadworthy vehicle, rather it is
a project. The truck is sold as is,
where is, and with no guarantee nor warrantee implied or specified. I am very proud of my 100% rating and will
answer questions. I will post some of
them so that others may benefit. Please
if you have 0 or less than ten positive eBay transactions, contact me before
bidding, so I can be sure of your sincerity and ability to pay, thank you. The
truck is stored in a secure compound and can remain so, as long as you want, if
you pay the rent of $50 per month. I do
have a truck and trailer and can do a delivery within a reasonable distance of
Helena, Montana; please Chicago, San Francisco and Aruba are not reasonable driving
distances of Montana. If you send after it, I will help you with shipping in
any way I can.
Good luck with your bidding, thank you
for your interest.