It’s no secret that trucks that can hang a corner and dice through the cones have taken off like wildfire. Why should the muscle car guys have all the fun? After all, most trucks are plentiful and a lot more affordable to get into than an early Chevelle or Camaro. If you have the skills to turn your own wrenches, and in some cases build your own parts, a little sweat equity can push your project to new levels. Scott Gifford of Valley Head, Alabama, is a machinist by trade and has been a custom truck and hot rod enthusiast for the past 25 years. He had always had a soft spot for the 1967-72 Ford F-100 pickups because his dad had one and Scott remembers riding shotgun as a kid. One afternoon on the way home from his machine shop, Scott spotted a well-worn ’68 F-100 sitting in a local junkyard. He had driven by the truck several times before and often thought about stopping, but something was telling him today was the day to ask about the old workhorse. He learned that the truck was destined for the crusher the next day, so without hesitation he pulled a crisp $100 bill from his wallet and the Ford was his. (more…)
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Off-road trucks have to be engineered and crafted to a level of precision that ensures their safe and successful journey through some of the most treacherous terrain on the planet. When set-up properly, a well-tuned off-road truck can be one of the most exciting vehicles to drive, especially when it’s set-up to play on the blacktop, too! (more…)
Family is the one constant in your life that you can always count on. If you are blessed enough to have a good one, then chances are they will always be around to back you up in good times and in bad. Roger Hogan of Farmington, Missouri, and his loving wife Carolyn have spent the past several years working and raising a family, and now their once youngsters are raising families of their own—funny how that happens. As a pastor, Roger spends a lot of his time spreading the word of the Lord, and with a dynamite family in his corner, enjoys some great company to share his interests with. One of those interests is classic pickups, and Roger has poured the last nine years and several greenbacks into the red and black two–tone ’55 F-100 radiating off these pages. In fact when we met Roger and his family at the 2010 F-100 Super Nationals in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, his kids commented several times about when packages of chrome-plated parts and truck gear arrived at the front door. In fact, when the truck was purchased for a mere $500 more than 10 years ago, his son Lance was so intrigued with the idea of a classic truck project that he jumped in with his dad and the two built it together. When Lance was ready for an F-100 of his own, well, he followed in hid dad’s footsteps with another ’55, and dad helped swing some wrenches. Now that’s good old-fashioned family street truckin’ at its finest. (more…)
Huntington Beach, Calif. -A top quality restoration doesn’t happen overnight and with many summer projects in full swing, Classic Industries, the recognized leader in GM restoration parts and accessories, offers five simple tips to help make your at-home truck restoration project painless.
Eye catching is usually used in reference to trucks with plenty of flash, and splashed in bright colors. However, in the case of Tim Donelson’s Silverado, dubbed “Color Blind” he went another direction completely, yet the truck still catches eyes at every sow. The body was kept entirely white inside and out, it was a risk, but one that Tim was willing to take. To make a bold statement, Tim knew that he would have to pull out a few tricks rarely seen before to make the truck stand out against a sea of flashy trucks in the Texas state. Once all was said and done, the truck hit the show circuit in force snagging Best Of trophies at every event it attended. Thankfully, the white color hides the drool that onlookers are sure to leave after examining all of the unique bodywork and cleanliness of the truck.