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San Diego, California
United States


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TR3’s Profile Photo
Dec 4, 2008 at 8:15 pm
Gotta love the fat fenders! And it is nice to see you didn't ruin it by putting bow tie power in it. Sweet
CorvairJim’s Profile Photo
Nov 22, 2008 at 10:49 am
Congratulations on being selected as "Mystery Car of the Day"! thumbsup image
steph9000’s Profile Photo
Sep 22, 2008 at 1:40 am
This is great looking truck that represents true Americana. I love it!

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Challenges W: 1 L: 3


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  • : 57 pts (win)
  • Bessie: 33 pts (loss)
  • Total votes: 18
  • Ended: Sep 26, 2008
Photo of a 1998 Chevrolet truck
** chevy 4x4**

1998 Chevrolet truck

Owner: newfinish

  • ** chevy 4x4**: 51 pts (loss)
  • Bessie: 69 pts (win)
  • Total votes: 24
  • Ended: Sep 24, 2008
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Little Green 46

1946 Chevrolet Pickup

Owner: Tempest

  • Little Green 46: 75 pts (win)
  • Bessie: 30 pts (loss)
  • Total votes: 21
  • Ended: Sep 24, 2008

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1955 Ford F Super Duty (Bessie)

Last updated Aug 17, 2009  

Photo of a 1955 Ford F Super Duty (Bessie)


What can I say about Bessie?

Bessie is a survivor. I rescued her from a guy that let her sit around for years in the rain, cold and harsh sun. When I got her not one screw was the same on a panel. She is a classic that almost ended up in the junkyard. I bought her for a song, put all new parts (and screws) in her and asked her to live again! The result is what you see. She has not only come back to life but she is here to stay and make her mark over 50 years after she was born in Detroit. She was shipped to the farmlands of Arkansas first and ended up somehow in California. Now with her Cobra engine, four wheel disc brakes, C6 transmission she will humbly take all comers. They don't make'm like this anymoooore!


1988 Ford 302 Cobra Engine
Ford C6 Transmission with B&M Shift kit
Mustang rear end with rear disc brakes.
Dodge Volare front end clip with power steering.
Power assisted brakes.
FlowMaster exhaust
Edelbrock Intake and carb.
ProComp HEI distributor/Accel 8mm wires
Driveline Service pro balanced and hardened drive shaft.
Comp Cams Thumper camshaft
Flow Master stainless exhaust

Factory Options

None that I can find!


Four wheel power assisted disc brakes
Earl's stainless steel tubing
Volare frontend clip
Mustang rear suspension
LED rear tail lights
MSD Power ignition
Accel 8.5mm ignition wires

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M. Craig 55 Truck
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