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Old 08-09-2004, 05:08 PM
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Difference between Apaches and regular chevy's

Allright,
what's the difference between let's say a 1958 Chevy Apache short bed step side, or a regular 1958 Chevy short-bed step side?
Did they come with different options? Are the parts the same?
Which ones are cheaper to restore and are Apaches rare?

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Apache, was a trim option. Top of the line back then. Some had larger rear window, more chrome trim. The Apache would cost more to restore if you are missing the correct trim pieces.
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Old 08-10-2004, 12:10 PM
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Allright thanks, took a look at a 1958 Chevy Apache short bed stepside. It had rust on the rear and front fenders but it comes with fiberglass front fenders. The guy is asking $700 wihtout the fiberglass pieces and about $900 with them.
I was just wondering what I was getting myself into in case I'd buy it.
I probly wont though, thanks for the help.

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Old 08-10-2004, 02:45 PM
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Ive been led to believe that the Apache came with more options than just trim. I thought some of the power train was different.
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We are restoring the wifes 58 GMC shorty fleetside right now. Got any more info on this apache?

The Apache came with fender markers, cab trim, optional V8, and if it was an Apache fleetside, it would come with chrome trim along the box sides. The last set of box trim I saw, sold for $600 US a couple months back. It's very rare. They can be costly to restore
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Apache name

As I understand it:

Apache is the name given to all the 1958 and 1959 1/2 and 3/4 ton pickups whether they are Stepside or Fleetside. They are all Apache regardless of the trim. Deluxe trim options could include the trim around the cab windows and it could have the trim running the length of the Fleetside box. The rear bumper was also an option. Chrome grills and front bumpers was also an option.

They are all Apache. Different trim was options for the Apache.

Larger trucks were Spartan or Viking.
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Builders right. They are all Apache's, not a trim level.

My 59 is a 1/2 ton, small window,originally a 6. Definitaly not a top of the line.
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You're dead on, Builder. Sounds like you know your Chevy trucks. You sure kicked butt with your first post. Tell us about yourself in the intro section.
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