BillyBob Pre-Restoration Log


TRUCK LINKS including vendor sites for old parts, custom parts, and tools as well as sites for classic car and truck organizations

STORE Operating in association with, books, recordings and tools can be purchased.

PLANNING for the restoration including project schedule and cost estimates.


TRAVELS WITH BILLYBOB With apologies to Steinbeck, this area of BillyBob's Garage will be used to log the trips BillyBob and I make together.

WORK-IN-PROGRESS was the restoration of parts of BillyBob that I could accomplish without a garage up until the summer of 2010 when I finally got enough warehouse space to work in. Now, it also includes the continuing work on BillyBob in the shop.

PRE-RESTORATION includes log entries of minor repairs and and adventures between time of purchase and the time when I started restoration, a piece at a time.

JR'S KORNER JR's Korner is the history of BillyBob before I got him authored by my brother, Wm. C. Kephart.


BILLYBOB MAINTENANCE Ever changing detailing, oil change, lube, etc. maintenance routines specifically developed for BillyBob, including required tools, materials and procedures.

STEALTH SHOP Urban residence design with large integrated shop and separate living quarters for a relative or renter.

I bought BillyBob from my brother in April of 1995 and got him shipped to Florida from Pennsylvania via auto transporter late in the same year. It took me until February 1996 to get tags, title and insurance squared away and I've been using him as a daily driver since then. The PRE-RESTORATION history of BillyBob includes log entries of minor repairs and and adventures between the time I got the truck and the time when I started restoration, a piece at a time.

1. What's in a Name? 2. BillyBob arrives in Florida
3. Belts, Hoses, Tag & Title 4. I'm not gonna pay a lot for that muffler!
5. How do ya start this thing? 6. WHOA! Baby
7. What have they done to my garage, Ma? 8. BillyBob Kidnapped!

In September of 1999, I decided I wasn't getting any younger and I was still a few years away from getting a garage to restore BillyBob in and I would be better off restoring those things I could work on without a garage instead of waiting to do it all at one time. As a result, I have ended the Pre-Restoration Logs and set up a new area, WORK-IN-PROGESS, to chronicle this work.

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Issued Wednesday February 11, 1998

Updated Saturday February 19, 2000

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