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11 Best Trucks to Restore for Beginners

If you’re wondering which truck you begin your restoration project on, then put on your seat belt and come along for the ride as we discuss the 11 best trucks to restore for beginners. Click to skip ahead and jump to 3 best trucks to restore for beginners.

As someone who has grown up watching Home Improvement, it always fascinated me thinking about having a vehicle in the garage, and restoring it bit by bit, day by day. And the conclusion when it was finally restored and unveiled was incredible. Granted, Tim Allen restored a car rather than a truck, but I am sure the feeling is quite similar. And if cars are your thing, then you might want to go with the 11 easiest old cars to work on for beginners.

Seeing an old truck conjures images of carefree days, in open fields, driving along listening to company music on open highways, rather than being cramped and compressed with unbearable levels of stress and burdens which is what is true for most. This is one of the reasons why many people go for purchasing and restoring old trucks. Another is the sense of pride and accomplishment that goes hand in hand with restoring a vehicle to its old glory.

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If you’re a beginner, then you need to be more careful in which truck you select for restoration. Some are of course easier to restore than others, and you should focus on the easiest old truck to work on, which many claim Chevy trucks to be. The best Chevy truck ever made of course does not have a consensus but the Chevy 1920 490, the 1967 C-10 Pickup and the 1955 Chevrolet Cameo Pickup have to definitely got to be at the very top.

To find the best project trucks, we headed on over to various websites such as AdvanceAutoParts,RestoreAnOldCar and Medium, with the highest ranked trucks being those which were mentioned the most. So let’s take a look at the trucks which can become your next pet project, starting with number 11:

11. Jeep Gladiator Pickup (1962-1988)

It may have been called a Jeep but it was a full size pickup which is one of the few vehicles to have been in continuous production for 26 years. It’s popularity was so great that other countries copied the design, including the United State’s neighbors in Mexico. You can understand the popularity of the truck by the fact that a 4th generation version of the vehicle was launched just a couple of years ago!

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