Luke Merrill’s $600 ’65 C-10 Restoration


Restoring older vehicles isn’t cheap, even when you’re doing the work yourself. Costs rise even further if a vehicle has had a rough life and sustained damage, like this rare 1965 Chevrolet C-10 pickup. Poor storage exacerbates the problem yet more, and this truck sat in the weeds in a Midwest backyard for almost 20 years… So when Luke Merrill said he’d restored his family’s ’65 C10, nicknamed Big Red, for under $1000, it became clear this was a build worth investigating!

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Mike's love of cars began in the early 1970's when his father started taking him to his Chevron service station. He's done pretty much everything in the automotive aftermarket from gas station island attendant, parts counter, mechanic, and new and used sales. Mike also has experience in the amateur ranks of many of racing's sanctioning bodies.
  • Bjorne J Nokleby

    Cool way to do it with such a rust truck. I have a few and they love rust.

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