PO Box 2453
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91729
CAL-RODS FEATURED CAR-OCTOBER 2021
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.