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Young truck enthusiasts are the future of our hobby and it’s refreshing to witness first-hand when they grab the proverbial bull by the horns when taking on their very first build. For 18-year-old Drew Gale of Somers, Connecticut, his journey got started four years ago when he first became infatuated with a tattered 1963 Chevy C80 dump truck serving as a workhorse on his family’s farm. The old behemoth possessed just the right amounts of brute power, classic good looks, and charisma to make his young mind grab hold and not let go. When looking deep into what made it tick he was particularly smitten by its 348ci V-8 and often hoped to transplant it into a smaller C10 model from the mid 1960s.

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