LIMA — Tom Sneary, of Lima, owns this 1958 Chevy Apache Pickup truck and coins it “a work in progress.”
He has owned the truck since October 2019 and has put between 500 to 600 miles on it since he’s owned it. He bought it with just 31,000 miles on it.
Sneary bought the truck while he was in Tennessee.
The truck was originally built in a Georgia assembly plant and featured a V-8. Along the way, the engine was swapped out for a V-6.
The 1958 Chevy Apache was part of the Task Force Series trucks which ran from 1955 through 1959. The 1958 model year was the first to be coined “Apache.” All of the light duty trucks were named Apache; medium duty trucks were called Viking and heavy duty trucks were dubbed Spartan. The 1958 Chevy Apache was the first year for quad headlights.
Sneary has worked on his truck, as it features four-wheel disk brakes, air conditioning, power windows, seats and steering.
“It’s fun to drive, but it rides like an old truck,” Sneary said. “I like doing different stuff to it.”
He enjoys tinkering with the truck and plans on painting it in the future.