Location: Washington DC
Owner Comments: My name is Derrick Haynes and I'm from Washington, DC. I was on your site and I noticed the Reader's Ride section and thought I'd send you a few pics. My truck is a 1985 C-10 with a new 305 V8, TH350 transmission, new headers, Flowmaster mufflers and chrome bowtie exhaust tips. She sings a beautiful melody. The truck had 67,000 miles on it when I found it in November 2005, sitting in cow pasture on top of cinder blocks, down in Louisiana. I gave the owner $250 and hauled it away before he could change his mind.
My uncle took over as project manager and after quite a few dollars and almost a year later.... Pearly, as I affectionately call her, is up and on the road again.
So that's my truck. I think I'm still in shock about it. For the whole year, I didn't look at it. I only received reports by phone from my uncle about what stage of work he was in with it. He never said, "well it looks pretty good, or even, it looks ok". He only said, we are moving into this stage or that stage. So when I flew down to Louisiana three weeks ago and pulled up the garage door, I was instantly speechless and in shock. I made the 1263 mile drive back to Washington, DC alone. I only slept for 2 hours during the entire trip back. I guess I was a bit overly excited. Pearly did well on the highway. Drank a lot gas, but the ride was wonderful.