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Ben Napier Shares Rare Update on Classic Truck ‘Clint’

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Ben Napier Shares Rare Update on Classic Truck ‘Clint’

By Movieguide® Contributor

Ben Napier showed off a new vintage truck on his Instagram, but many fans were wondering where Clint, his longtime ride, has gone. 

“Ride or die,” Ben captioned a photo of wife Erin in the passenger seat, as well as a series of pictures of the white and blue retro truck. 

 

One fan commented, “Clint’s still with us, right?” 

Ben quickly put their mind at ease, writing, “oh yeah, just couldn’t make the trip.”

Clint, Ben’s blue 1962 Chevrolet C-10 Pick-up, is well known to fans of HOME TOWN. Movieguide® previously reported:

HGTV stars Ben and Erin Napier, who are best known for their show HOME TOWN, also own several companies like Scotsman General Store & Woodshop.

In a recent Instagram post, Ben shared that “Clint,” a 1962 Chevrolet C-10 Pick-up, could be on its last leg.

“Well, Clint, my noble steed, my trusty stallion, my workhorse, my blue ox is in the ditch,” he wrote. “The transmission is shot. I’m at a crossroads.”

Napier said that the truck has sentimental value because the truck helped start Scotsman Co. and later became a mascot of the couple’s show.

“Do I replace the transmission and keep patching him up? Or do I put a new chassis, motor, transmission, and rearend under him?” he asked fans. “I used this truck to start Scotsman Company years ago, and it has become the mascot of our show and our business. I am leaning towards the full swap and making the truck more dependable.”

Many favored keeping Clint’s exterior intact and replacing what’s under the hood.

Auto racing analyst and TV host Rutledge Wood offered Napier help with the renovations of his old truck.

“Long term, this thing deserves some new stuff underneath it,” he wrote. “Think of it like how y’all approach houses: Keep what’s great, and rebuild what needs love. You could do a new chassis that will make it drive a ton better, Mild LS swap with climate control, modern trans, better brakes, wheels, tires, whatever you want… I’d probably do all of that and keep Clint’s exterior charm just like it is. Let me know if you need any help on direction! Happy to help.”

The Laurel, Mississippi, residents use Scotsman Company to advertise Ben’s woodwork and Erin’s art.

 

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