My 1959 with 58 grille and hood.

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My 1959 with 58 grille and hood.

Post  Am-iron on January 12th 2011, 2:05 pm

Here are a few pictures of my truck. This was about a $5,000 build so you don't have to "rat rod" to keep a low budget. I might have had to go over budget if the engine and trans were not good. The plan was a Harley Davidson edition as it might have been done in 1959. The mods included, shaved drip rails, a narrowed 72 Econoline bumper with shaved bolts. I also trimmed the frame and moved the bumper close to the truck. There is maybe a 2" leaf spring drop. 1950 Pontiac tail lights, hidden latches on the tailgate, a OEM Superduty hood scoop. The truck was a factory V8 4 speed Big window Custom Cab Short bed. It turned out that someone along the line had swapped in a 312 for the 292 so that was a bonus! I resealed the engine and added a new carb. and intake as well as paint and headers. You could not ask for a better starting point unless it was a rust free version! I made diamond plate aluminum interior panels and hand formed exhaust tips. The wheels are 18" American Racing Mojave's as they were on craigslist for $400 with tires! The last picture is the day I first started it. The previous owner had really messed up the wires when he did a tune up and could not get it running. That was probably the reason I picked it up for $900! It also has Fatmat sound deadener and custom speaker pods along with a mp3 compatible stereo, and amp. Plus a ton more that I am forgetting like all new weatherstripping and custom upholstery etc.etc.etc.









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Very nice truck

Post  Admin on January 12th 2011, 2:13 pm

Thanks for posting the info and pictures. Bill
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Re: My 1959 with 58 grille and hood.

Post  courtney.halowell on January 12th 2011, 5:44 pm

I Dig the gauge panel!

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Post  Br549AZ on January 13th 2011, 11:37 am

Wow- great looking truck!

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Post  Romak on January 13th 2011, 6:46 pm

man thats a good looking truck. I decited a while ago I was gonna go with orenge and black when i get ready for paint, but i was not sure if i wanted to 2 tone just like yours but with flat or semi gloss paint or to do a patina paint job with orenge and brown underneith black ontop

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Post  anderson sc on January 26th 2011, 10:44 pm

Nice pictures, you had done good work. Where did you get your scoop? Had found a 70 mustang scoop I put on my 68 truck turn out nice. Your style scoop looks good on your truck. I have a 58 I like the hood's on these trucks. I keep looking at it wandering what the Ford person based the design on? To me look's little like wood planking I also see a stingray look, my trade is a carpenter we are Crazy anyway LOL. When I paint my panel truck I want to paint the top of the hood another color to get it to stand out more. Does anyone else have pictures? Been excited about this panel truck like my 68 pickup plan to use it for my home improvement business of 31 years.
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