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Article posted: 1/19/2013 5:27 AM

Truck's time-honored patina can't be duplicated with paint

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1958 Chevy Apache pickup truck

Photos Courtesy of Prestige MotorCar Photography

Jim "Wrench" Guthrie of Medinah likes his truck's well-earned patina, both inside and out.

For many years, this old Apache could be found working on an Iowa farm.

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Staggered wheels aid in the Apache's mean stance.

An updated frame, suspension and disc brakes make this old truck drive like new.

A newer V-8 engine now powers this rebuilt Chevy pickup.

While a new seat and steering wheel grace the cab, much of the interior also has been kept in original condition.

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Jim "Wrench" Guthrie of medinah has grown well accustomed to the same old question asked by the spectators who see his 1958 Chevrolet Apache pickup. Most wonder incredulously, "Is the truck completed?"
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    • 1958 Chevy Apache pickup truck
    • Jim “Wrench” Guthrie of Medinah likes his truck’s well-earned patina, both inside and out.
    • For many years, this old Apache could be found working on an Iowa farm.
    • Staggered wheels aid in the Apache’s mean stance.
    • An updated frame, suspension and disc brakes make this old truck drive like new.
    • A newer V-8 engine now powers this rebuilt Chevy pickup.
    • While a new seat and steering wheel grace the cab, much of the interior also has been kept in original condition.
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