While we saw a Chevy truck about a month ago, the most recent Chevy pickup truck was way back in February. So today we're going to head over to a part of Alameda I've mostly ignored in this series (save for the '72 Mercury Monterey): Bay Farm Island (if you're an Alameda old-timer) aka Harbor Bay Isle (if you prefer a name made up by the developer that built a lot of tract homes there in the 80s). While technically part of Alameda, BFI/HBI (which is not really an island; it's on the mainland, adjacent to the Oakland airport) was mostly built up after World War II, and thus most of the houses have garages. That means the pickings are slimmer for street-parked old cars... but they can still be found!
The standard engine on the '65 Chevy pickup was the good ol' reliable 230-cube six-cylinder. Hey, wouldn't it be fun to swap in the Pontiac OHC version of this engine? OK, not as much fun as putting that engine in a Nova.
I had the use of one of these trucks for a while, and it was my first experience with a three-on-the-tree gearshift. Once I got the hang of it, I felt pretty cool.
It ain't a pickup if the bed ain't got no crap! Shovel, busted-up pallet- standard-issue Real Truck Stuff.