Merle McCloud’s 1962 C-10 Pickup

Customer: Merle McCloud

Lives in: Oregon

Vehicle: 1962 Chevrolet C-10 Pickup

Where did you get this vehicle?
I paid $700 to someone in 1988. It sat in my yard for about 4 years before I finally decided to do something.

What condition was the vehicle in when you got it?
It was dented almost everywhere and had lots of rust.

What work have you done on this vehicle?
I replaced doors, fenders, the hood, and had a lot of body work done. I had an elderly gentleman named Vern do the work and paint it. He was a retired body and fender guy, and did an excellent job.

Is there any other work that you would like to do?
The work never ends. More needs to be done on the interior. I have a 350 cu in Chev v-8 in my garage that might go in it someday to replace the 6 cyl.

What were the hardest parts to find?
The Filling Station has been very helpful in finding parts. Actually, couldn’t done it without them.

What other vehicles do you own?
I also own a 1970 Camaro which I have invested a lot in. It’s getting there. I probably will keep these two vehicles for years to come. I guess that I enjoy them too much to let them go.

Do you have any advice for people thinking about doing a restoration project?
Anyone who is restoring an old car or truck will tell you three things. All it takes is lots of time, money, and patience.

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