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Collector Worthy: Chevrolet C-10 Pickup

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If you're looking for a vintage pickup, it's hard to go wrong with a Chevy C10. They're great drivers, parts are readily available and they're easy on the eyes. Plus, the C10 played an important role in the history of Chevrolet trucks, eventually leading to the creation of the Silverado. With that said, Farm Boy Garage takes a deeper look into the truck that paved the way for the future of light-duty and heavy-duty pickups.


What is a Chevy C10?
The Chevy C10 was the half-ton two-wheel drive model within the C/K line of trucks that originated in 1960. Originally available in a 6.5-foot bed with a 115-inch wheelbase and an 8-foot bed with a 127-inch wheelbase, the C10 was a new truck for Chevrolet. The C10 had improved weight distribution thanks to the increased load capacity of the front axle, as well as a larger cab and bigger windshield. The Stepside featured rear wheels located on the outside of the truck bed and had a step mounted between the wheel wells and the cab.

Biggest Car Shows in the Midwest to Check Out

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One of the perks of owning a classic truck or car is the glory of showing it off. You know what we're talking about... when you're driving through town in your recently waxed beauty and everyone stops for a moment to check out your glorious piece of history on wheels... yeah. That's what being a classic car owner is all about! So, naturally, you're probably very much into checking out any car show you can. That's why this week Farm Boy Garage is sharing with you some of the upcoming biggest car shows in the Midwest that you need to attend! Check them out:



Midwest Car Shows

30th Annual Lake of the Ozarks Magic Dragon Street Meet Nationals
When: May 4 to May 6, 2018
Location: Historic Bagnell Dam Strip, Lake Ozark, MO, 65049

The Magic Dragon Street Meet Nationals is a unique show for all makes, models, and years of cars, trucks and motorcycles. The show celebrated its 29th year in 2017 with the phenomenal weather, 1,000 participants and close to 10,000 spectators. Loca…

The Journey of a Man and his '67 Chevelle

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When we restore a vehicle for a client, we're restoring more than just the vehicle. We're restoring the glory and all the fond memories that come along with that car. And you better believe that every car has its own story to be told. One of our recent restoration jobs isn't any different. We've been working on the restoration of a beautiful 1967 Chevelle that has a lot of history and an owner who is proud to share! Check out Doyle's story:


A Treasure Found
Doyle Zorn bought his '67 Chevelle shortly after returning home from Vietnam. He'd heard an ad on the radio from a local car dealer that “all cars must go,” so naturally, he went to see what they had. When Doyle saw this beautiful Chevelle, he offered the salesman $1995.00 cash. The salesman laughed and said 'ok, but it had to be cash only.' However, when Doyle pulled out $2000.00 and asked for his change, the salesman said he was only joking, that the car was worth more and walked away. Luckily, …

Farm Boy Garage Customer Testimonials

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When it comes to the care and restoration of your classic truck or muscle car, you don't want to trust just anyone to handle your pride and joy. We as classic car collectors know just how much your ride means to you. That's why we do what we do. Farm Boy Garage went from a young boy’s dream to a grown man’s reality when Bryan Kratzer broke ground in 2015 to designing and building a one of a kind classic muscle car restoration garage. Not sure if Farm Boy Garage is the right restoration shop for you? Check out what some of our clients have to say about us!


Customer Testimonials "Bryan and the staff at Farm Boy Garage will honor their word, do great work, bend over backwards to ensure they exceed expectations." - Doyle Z. "Wonderful shop with great accommodations. Owner and employees truly care about the customers. April the manager went above and beyond any questions we had. Joe was extremely knowledgeable. When you come through the door you know you can put your …