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Andrews’ 1970 truck wins award

| August 5, 2014

COSHOCTON – Years of working hard on his 1970 Chevrolet C-10 recently paid off for Calvin Andrews.

He took his truck to the Goodguys Car Show, which was held July 11-13, in Columbus and it was selected as Truck of The Year Late Finalist.

“It was an unreal feeling to have been presented with The Truck of The Year Late Finalist at Goodguys Columbus 2014,” Andrews said. “I didn’t think it was possible for it to be presented that.”

He got his truck when he was 15 as a first vehicle and has now had it for 12 years.

“I drove it throughout high school and it has always been a project,” Andrews said.

He showed it previously, but this was its debut after he rebuilt it.

“I think what helped make the truck stand out was a combination of all the small detail work that has went into building it that the others didn’t have,” Andrews said.

The truck has a 1993 Corvette C4 Suspension, Full 1-3/4″ and 1” round tube chassis, LS2 engine, T56 transmission and a hinged tilt bed floor.

“We started this end of the project in September of 2011 to do some rust repair on the cab corners and rocker panels and it turned into all of this,” Andrews said. “It was well worth all the time and effort. The most time consuming and interesting part would have been building the round tube frame and adapting the Corvette suspension over to it.”

Helping him with his projects was his Grandpa Jake Andrews, his dad KJ Andrews, his brother Clay Andrews and family friend James Ames.

“I enjoyed standing back when we had it at Columbus and watching people’s reactions to what we have done and to see who catches all the small details that are in it,” Calvin said.

He’d like to take the truck to some upcoming shows in Kentucky, Tennessee, and the Carolinas.

“We have some small odds and ends that we need to finalize, change the radiator hoses and some clean up and we are going to take it around and show it and see what happens from there,” Calvin said.

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I started my journalism career in 2002 with a daily newspaper chain. After various stops with them, I am happy to be back home! I graduated from Coshocton High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2002 from Walsh University. I also earned several awards while working for daily papers, including being honored by Coshocton County’s veterans for the stories I wrote about them. I am honored and ready to once again shine a positive light on Coshocton County. I also am the proud mother of a little girl named Sophia!

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