In this feature we take a look at Jeff’s 1967 Chevrolet C/10. We met Jeff at the Midwest All Truck Nationals a few weeks past. He was very excited to meet with us and share his story. Thanks Jeff!
Wheels: KMC Jack and Fives (20×8 front and 22×10 rear)
Inspired by his Father in-law, an incredibly resourceful and talented, self taught, Car and Truck builder.
My late Father in-law, Addison Bergfalk, was a “Car guy” from way back in his early teen years. He always had a project vehicle in the works, even after he got married and started his family. He was blessed with 3 lovely daughters… but no sons. So once his daughters got married, not only did he gain sons, but also a whole new set of car and truck dreams. Me, I just happened to be the lucky one who lived the closest. Not only was I lucky that I lived close to him, but I also lived fairly close to Chevy Duty, now know as Classic Parts in Riverside, Mo.
My 1967 Chevrolet Pickup was purchased at an estate sale in Hillsdale, KS in the fall of 1985 as a standard farm truck with 57,000 miles. And after many years of working side by side with my father-in-law and my son, it was ready to hit the road as a short bed, chopped topped, lowered, sport truck with a high output 350 crate motor and a Porsche guard red paint job. Since that time I’ve changed tires and wheels a few times and it now rides on 20” x 8” KMC rims on the front and 22” x 10” in the rear. I continue to tinker with it and make a few changes here and there, but for the most part this is how the truck has looked for the last 15 years. So I’ve owned this truck for going on 30 years and my wife Judy and I enjoy taking it for a spin and showing it once in a while, but the most cherished thing about it is the memories of the 14 years that we, my father-in-law, my son, and I, spent planning and working to bring our ideas to reality.
Parts used in the restoration:
- 1971-72 Front Chrome Bumper
- 1967-72 Tail lamp Lens – Fleetside/Blazer
- 1968-72 Gas Tank for Chevy Truck
- 1967-72 Gas Tank Cover Carpet
- All window and door weatherstrip
I have always enjoyed the ability to drop into the showroom and talk to the knowledgeable staff on duty, but I know not everyone can do that. So I can also say that when I haven’t had the time to make the drive, the online catalog and ordering system is a breeze to use. I’ve sent many people to the best pickup parts site: classicparts.com website!
Bonus Images: Wedding pics!