In the fall of 2004 I found my ultimate truck: a 1968 SWB with a 350/350 Trans and no rust. To me, the 1967-68 Chevrolet Short Wide Bed trucks are the most beautiful trucks ever designed. The front end design is timeless and it's still fresh after 46 years. I'm very proud and very lucky to have found this truck. I was going through a change in my life, after a nasty break-up, and finally finding this truck was a dream come true.
I’ve been a very proud owner for 11 years now. From my research, I’m the 5th owner of this truck. First order of business was to replace the worn out 350 with a new GM Performance Parts 350ci Crate Motor using Edelbrock Performer Intake and Carb, full length Ceramic–coated Stainless Steel Hedman Hedders thru 2 ½” SS exhaust with Hooker Aerochamber SS Mufflers. It has a slightly beefed 350 Turbo trans into a 12-bolt rear end. It also has Tuff Stuff Chromed Alternator, Power Steering unit, Master Cylinder and Brake booster. The interior is a mix of 1968 and modern. Mooneyes wheel with Cal Custom “Foot” Gas and Dimmer pedal. My gauges are white faced as is the Sunpro Tach. A vintage 1967 “Bullet” Manifold Vacuum gauge and a Chromed Radio delete plate. I did the dash & Cab and Woody’s Custom interiors of West Virginia did the bench seat. I still want it to look and ride like the truck it is, but lower it a little to handle the corners better and sit it down, so I dropped it 2 inches on all four corners with Early Classic Enterprises (ECE) 2-inch lowering springs and gas shocks. What a difference!! I finished the bed using the Bruce Horkey “Show deck” wood bed kit using Carolina Ash in Medium Oak. My wife and I handled the install of the Show Deck and I owe her a lot of credit. I finally found my Dream truck and It's been a dream come true.