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July's Ride of the Month: Donny Johnson's 1965 Chevy C10 Pick-Up

Posted by toby on Jul 30, 2015 5:16:33 PM

Congratulations to Donny Johnson, our July Ride of the Month Winner!  Donny was kind enough to share pictures of his 1965 LS7 powered powered C10.  Donny has owned this classic since '68 and over the years he has done three restorations.  This classic truck features MP Pro Driver Series Brakes, LS7 motor,  4L70E 4 sp. auto/overdrive tranny, Ridetech air suspension, vintage air, classic instrument gauges, and a super cool curly maple wood bed.

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Donny took the time to thank us for picking his truck for Ride of the Month and he shared some additional pictures and an in-depth story behind his C10.  When reading the story and looking at the pictures, you get a sense for the passion and pride Donny has for this piece of his family's history:

"I am honored that you all have selected my '65 C10 for your July ride of the month. I wanted to let you know that my father purchased the truck in 1968 when I was 7 years old. This truck has so many childhood memories for me and my family. Both my older brother and I learned to drive in this vehicle and went to many baseball games and camping trips in this truck. When I turned 16 in 1977 the truck went through its first restore to candy apple red. In 1989 I restored a second time by painting a dark red metallic and dropping in a small back 350 with a 400 turbo transmission from a 1972 Chevy Belair car. It was like this for 25 years until last summer in 2014 when I began the current restoration at A-Auto Body shop, Dave Lewis and his team, in Broken Arrow Oklahoma.  Thought you might like these pictures from the past of this same truck."

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Are you the proud owner of a classic car and looking for a cool way to share some pictures with our readers?  Be sure to check out our “Ride of the Month” Contest…you could be next month’s winner!

Topics: c10, Ride of the Month, Truck, 1965, Chevy

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