1972 Chevy Cheyenne
Article and photos by Larry Crain
This super clean Chevy truck is owned by Johnny Golden of Pickens, South Carolina, and it loves living in the country. This truck was purchased new by Johnny’s father in 1972 for use on the family farm, but that doesn’t mean it was treated like just another farm truck. This truck found itself in the promised land with its new owner. It got washed and waxed on a regular basis; no cow manure stayed on this truck for long. This old farm truck had it really good, shoot, it was even garage kept, not like its country cousins that sat out in the yard everyday. Heck, this truck had an owner that loved it so much that he put mag wheels and dual exhaust on it. A very sad day arrived in 1989 when Johnny’s father passed away, and the truck mourned the passing of its dear old friend. The truck found a new home with Johnny who drove it for 6 or 7 years, taking care of it just like his father had. The day did arrive when Johnny made the decision to freshen up the truck a little with the help of Jim Keith who was ready to help a friend out. Before Johnny knew it, the truck was in a gazillion pieces that would take close to 3 years of work to put back together better than new.