PO Box 2453

Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91729


By Ron Merry

Owners: Carl & Lillian Conklin

YEAR:  1946      MAKE:  Chevrolet Panel Truck  

COLOR:  1964 GTO Iris Mist     UPHOLSTERY:  Sebring Seats black with inserts that match car

ENGINE:  350 Chevrolet     TRANS:  Turbo 350   

WHEELS:  Artillery wheels with Chevy hubcaps

REAR END:  Camaro w/drum brakes        FRONT END:  1st Generation Camaro Clip w/disk brakes

October's featured car will be very familiar to many CAL-RODS members as it is always at the Saturday Car Corral and Via Verde providing sound equipment for these events.  Carl bought this car in 2012.  Being a D.J., Carl needed a vehicle he could haul his sound equipment around in and be secure; the panel was the perfect answer.  This makes it unique, it's not only car show quality, but it's a work horse too.  A future project (and we all have those) is to remove the aftermarket gage cluster in the dash and replace it with a refurbished original 1946 Chevrolet gage and speedometer panel.

Carl has only been in CAL-RODS a short time, but he and his truck are very nice additions to the club.  Thanks for joining us, and I for one, look forward to seeing Carl and his truck at future events. 

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