Turning an old T-farm into a mansion type of house, that’s quite an impressive home improvement job. The stables and sheds behind the former farmhouse have been demolished, what was left of them has been removed from the yard. The whole renovation is an ongoing, long-term project.
At the back side of the main building, there was this classic Chevrolet workhorse. No license plates to check out, so I leave it to the CC-commentariat to determine what this is all about. Who knows, maybe someone can even tell us what the original owner’s favorite beer was (or still is).
Eight lug nuts, if that is of any importance.
Another point of view, now with the Chevy in a more hidden spot.
The truck bed seems to be tired. That compact, single axle trailer is a fine example of what folks typically use here to haul stuff around town. It can be hooked up to anything, from a sub-compact hatchback to an old pickup truck.
Without fussing too much in my research, the years is somewhere between a 1972 and a 1975. The eight-bolt lug nut circle indicates that this is most likely a C-20 or even a C-30 model. Where is the home? It looks European.
Johannes Dutch hails from the low countries, the Netherlands.
Yeah, some location info would be handy…
Wheels look freshly painted…
Lads, the clue is in his name.
Also he posts loads and is well known on this site as the resident Dutchman.
Just being curious here. What difference would it make, pickup-wise, where the pictures were taken?
A nice old building that truck is cool too .
I’da guessd it to be a 1976 C20 .
That bed is nowhere near tired, someone took care of this truck .
Nate, I was more thinking of its load.
I’m so obtuse sometimes, I missed the humorous comment .
I used to have a vendor (Valley Friction Materiels) that would buy *pristine* ‘Square Body’ GM trucks from old guys, weld angle iron strips around the top edges of the beds and let the yard apes drive them and toss brake drums into them from 20 feet away ~ those poor old trucks looked like Lebanese refugees after a year or so .
Good to see you’re back!
This homeowner liked the color of his truck so much he bought roof tiles to match or vise versa . I bet that hybrid thatched/ clay tile roof cost more than my whole house. Marvelous seamless design bringing the old and new together.
The grill makes me think this is a ’77-79.
There’s a bit of a mishmash going on, that grille with those headlight surrounds were used in 1977 and ’78 but the amber turn signal lenses were from 1973-4. I’ve seen original factory materials showing ’75-80 export trucks with the same amber lenses which makes me wonder if this truck could’ve been sent to the Netherlands new.
Too bad it didn’t wear a license plate, then I could have checked the first date of registration and its first date of registration in the Netherlands. If these match, it would have been sold here as a new vehicle.
Back in the seventies, importing brand new US cars into the Netherlands was still common practice. New pickup trucks? Hardly ever.
Now it’s exactly the other way around (ICE vehicles, so setting Tesla apart).
Have the amber turn signals been kept/added to meet European regulations?
What is a T-farm? Turkey? Turnip? ‘tater? Can’t be tomato, they need warm sunshine.
It’s a specific kind of farm where the living quarters are wider then the farm part.
The brick parts are the original living quarters
As a dutchman I’m surprised at the number of different kind of farms all over this small country 🙂
I live about 75 miles northeast (Twente) and the style is very different over here.
Quite right. In general: the more fertile the soil, the bigger the (old) farmhouses…
A T-shaped farm (combining house and barn/stable), more here:
It’s either a C20 or C30…first pic doesn’t LOOK like a full-floating axle; if that’s correct, it would be a light-duty C20.
1973-78, by the grille and headlight bezels…grille makes me think it’s a 75-8.
Wait-the fuel cap is exposed and not behind a cover. That means it’s 1977 at the newest. So…between the grille and fuel cap, that is a 1975, 76, or 77 Chevy C20.
Clearly is a full-floating axle, from the other pictures. I always liked that copper paint color on those square body GM trucks,and it hid the rust.