Mud Girl Rebecca Wolfe & Her 1986 Chevy Deluxe 4x4Posted in Girls on March 13, 2014 Comment (0)
Hometown: Branford, Fla.
School: Melody Christian Academy and Lake City Community College
Favorite Sport: Football
Favorite Outdoor Activities: Spending time fishing on the river or gulf. Mudding, hunting, cooking out, and riding in the hunting club while listening to some good ole country tunes! Working out outdoors, rollerblading, running, and Zumba!
Favorite 4x4: Chevy girl all the way! “I’d rather push a Chevy than drive a Ford.”
What I Do for Fun: What every normal girl does: hunting, fishing, gigging, bowfishing, muddin’, shopping, tanning, and getting my nails done.
Career Goals: To have my own hunting show and to design and distribute my own women’s hunting apparel.
What I Do for Work: Modeling. Co-owner of B&R Outfitters, where we guide trophy boar hunts. Custom jewelry maker as seen on www.rebeccawolfeonline.com.
My Pets: Hog dogs and two Yorkies: Whiskey and Bucky
My Hunting Trophies Include: A 1,900-pound bison taken down with a single shot in Colorado along with an antelope on the same trip. I have also taken down deer, hogs, turkey, and gators throughout Florida.
Previously Featured In: Woods and Water, Going South, Bayed Solid, Lake City Reporter, Backwater Bowfishing Catalog and calendar. I have also been on TV shows such as North American Hunting Safari and Primal Instincts.
A typical weekend: For me is fishing on the gulf or the Suwannee and Santa Fe rivers. Loading up hog dogs to see if we can bay one or just takin’ a ride in the woods after a photo shoot. My favorite candlelight is the campfire.
The story behind Rebecca Wolfe’s truck!
When I was 16 my dad offered to help me buy my first vehicle from a dealership—we both knew it would be a Chevy truck and he had only intended for me to have a two-wheel drive vehicle. However, I ran across my dream truck along the roadside. For sale by owner: 1986 (my birth year) red Stepside Scottsdale four-wheel-drive. It wasn’t lifted and it didn’t have A/C, so Dad balked at it. He refused to allow me to have a four-wheel drive as my first vehicle because he knew that I would tear it up from putting it in the mud. But after a week of repeated no’s, he finally caved and allowed my dream to come true.
I remember the day we went to pick it up. Dad had given Mom an envelope full of $100 bills and she followed behind as I drove it home. We pulled up to our barn where my dad was anxiously waiting. He got behind the wheel and I rode as passenger. Dad jacked up the radio and took it for a spin while he tore up the dirt road, spinning, sliding, ripping, and raring the countryside. Then grinning and saying, “You made a good choice.” He told me he had a similar Stepside when he was younger. In essence, it met his approval after all. I don’t know who was more proud, him or me.
Needless to say, it was a work in progress. It took me a year to save the money for a new A/C system. Then I put straight pipes with chrome tips on it, a 4-inch suspension lift, new 35-inch tires, and new wheels thanks to my mom’s contributions. Then, as a surprise Christmas present, my boyfriend and dad had it totally restored and painted for me—complete with the original oak wood bed kit!
As a final touch, I passed on a nickname to my truck, one given to me from a Toby Keith song at the time: Whiskey Girl. I added that to my front windshield. My next project is perhaps to redo the interior and the steering wheel, but … perhaps not. Because the old stuff in the cab is what I think gives the truck its character. I love my truck so much. First, I love God, then my husband, and then my Chevy truck. Even still at 25, it is my pride and joy. In fact, I would rather push a Chevy than drive a Ford any day. Just sayin’.
1986 Chevy Scottsdale Deluxe 4x4
Engine: 350ci V-8, Hooker headers, Edelbrock intake, Holley 4-barrel carb
Transmission and transfer case: TH400 transmission, NP203
Axles: Dana 44 front, Dana 60 rear, 4.10 ring-and-pinion, Warn locking hubs
Body: Repainted the original red!
Stereo: Kenwood with two 12-inch subwoofers
Auxiliary lights: Nope ain't my style
Modifications: 4-inch suspension lift, new original oak wood bed kit
Wheels and tires: 35-inch Mud Rovers on 15-inch chrome Bullet Holes
Shotgun: 20-gauge Charles Daly
Truck work: I change the oil on my own, but other work I normally do with the hubby.