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[oletrucks] Seeking info on 1958 Chevy pickups

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Subject: [oletrucks] Seeking info on 1958 Chevy pickups
From: "W.S. Higgins" <HIGGINS@rdiv.fnal.gov>
Date: Tue, 2 Nov 1999 13:29:35 -0600
Once upon a time, long before I met her, my wife drove a
battered 1958 Chevrolet pickup around the Ozark Mountains.

She loved that truck.  She still tells stories about it.
Heck, she's written *songs* about it.

I would like to get her a toy or model of her old truck, if I can.
But I  don't know the exact model, so more research is necessary.

Here's what I know, or think I know, about the vehicle:

  It's a "half-ton" pickup.
  It's a 1958 Chevy model.
  It had pairs of headlights on each side.
  It was painted primer gray.

I have nosed around some Web sites, where I have found some
good pictures of various '58s, and also learned about the
good people on this mailing list.  I hope you can give me a
little advice.

My first job is to identify the truck.  I can show pictures
to my wife's brother, and get him to make a positive ID
(maybe I've been watching too many detective shows).

I have learned that most trucks were either "stepsides" or
"fleetsides."  I believe my wife's truck was a stepside, but
I'll check.  Some questions:

1. I think that in 1958 there was still a Cameo model, but I
haven't found a picture of one.  Can you help me find one?

2. Did the beds of half-ton Chevys come in more than one length?

My second job is to locate a toy or model of the appropriate truck.
Scale isn't too important, but I'd like something bigger than Hot
Wheels or Matchbox if possible... 1/25 or 1/32 would be nice. I
imagine this is a common sort of question here.   I'll probably come
back once I'm sure what I'm looking for.

Bill Higgins                            Internet: HIGGINS@FNAL.FNAL.GOV 
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory  
oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959

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