Mobile Living Made Easy Australia Issue 13 - Page 10

FEATURE — CHIPPA WILSON
IMAGE CREDIT : CHIPPA WILSON
You ’ ve been busy restoring vintage cars , trucks and vans . How did this hobby start and what are you working on now ?
It started pretty organically for me , I got my first vintage truck about eight years ago . It ’ s an old 1963 Chevrolet C10 and I ’ ve still got it today . I like having a big ute , it ’ s so easy to throw my surfboards or bikes on the back and just take off .
Since then , I ’ ve owned a few different vintage vehicles . Sometimes they can feel like a bit of a bottomless pit , they require a lot of work and a lot of money . I ’ ve learnt a lot about cars and how vehicles work through doing these restorations - you don ’ t have much of a choice when you ’ re breaking down so often !
IMAGE CREDIT : CHIPPA WILSON
At the end of the day , I just love putting in the effort to make something so old keep rolling , kind of like recycling for cars . If everyone could restore something old , maybe we wouldn ’ t need so much mass production . They look cool as hell too .
My latest project is a 1965 Chevrolet C10 4WD . This one is going to be pretty cool when it ’ s done - I can ’ t wait to deck it out with Dometic gear and make it my adventure car .
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