Project Fast Lane Part 22

January 6th, 2012

Text by Travis Noack

Photos Courtesy of Hill’s Hot Rods and JD Glassworks

Hill’s Hot Rods and JD Glassworks Reassemble This Classic Ford Hot Rod Truck Creation

Reassembling a custom truck project represents a milestone in the build process. As you turn every wrench and cinch down each bolt you start to see the light at the end of the tunnel—your project will soon be a stunning, low rolling reality. Suddenly all those late nights thrashing and transforming something from a battered basket case into a show-stopping head turner pay off as you get closer to turning the key, pulling the shifter into gear, applying pressure to the accelerator, and driving a truck that once seemed like it would never be road worthy again.

Back in 2007, Street Trucks launched the build series known as Project Fast Lane, a ‘56 Ford F-100 project that we aimed to build into a hot rod-styled classic truck project. Hill’s Hot Rods in Lubbock, Texas, took on the task of building the truck with interior and audio work to be handled by JD Glassworks. It all started with a guide in the August 2007 issue about how to find the right project truck, and from there each installment addressed the various stages of a frame-off custom truck project. We took you through everything from the teardown and sheet metal dip and strip to chassis fabrication and set up, drive train installation and set up, metal repair and custom bodywork, interior panel building and fabrication, and in recent months up to the finished paint work on the chassis, cab and body panels. Last month we showed the design and spray of the PPG two-tone paint scheme. This month we’ll see the truck transformed back into one piece, as body panels are bolted on, glass is installed, audio components are hooked up, upholstery panels are wrapped, and the Hill’s Hot Rods/JD Glassworks crew tightens down the final screws to complete Project Fast Lane.


Golden Rodtronics

Dept. STTR

13401 west 43rd Dr., #17

Golden, CO 80403

303.423.8597 (http://www NULL.goldenrodtronics

Magic Glass


Finish Masters of Lubbock


Hill’s Hot Rods

Dept. STTR

122 S.E. Loop 289

Lubbock, TX 79404

806.866.0586 (http://www NULL.hillshotrods

PPG Paint (http://www NULL.ppgrefinish

JD Glassworks

Dept. STTR

122 S.E. Loop 289

Lubbock, TX 79404

806.441.5137 (http://www NULL.jd-glassworks

March Performance Pulleys

888.729.9070 (http://www NULL.Marchperformance

MSD Ignition

915.857.5200 (http://www NULL.msdignition

Metal Rehab

Dept. STTR

1908 Peyco Drive South

Arlington, TX 76001

817.466.3362 (http://www NULL.metalrehab

Auto Meter Competition Instruments (http://www NULL.autometer


866.915.BAGS (http://www NULL.airbagparts

Be Cool Products

800.691.2667 (http://www NULL.Becool

Blue Oval Truck Parts

866.258.6825 (http://www NULL.Blueovaltruckparts

Custom Autosound

Dept. STTR

1030 W. Williamson Ave.

Fullerton, CA 92833

800.888.8637 (http://www NULL.customautosound

IXOS Speaker Wire (http://www NULL.Ixos

Currie Enterprises Inc.

714.528.6957 (http://www NULL.currieenterprises

Eaton Performance Differentials

800.328.3850 (http://www NULL.Eatonperformance

ISIS Intelligent Multiplex System

847.232.1991 (http://Isispower


Dept. STTR

350 S. St. Charles

Jasper, IN 47546

812.481.4786 (http://www NULL.ridetech

Bebops Glassworks, Inc.

Dept. STTR

392 Country Rd. 609

Athens, TN 37303


423.263.9594 (http://www NULL.bebops-glassworks

Doug’s Headers (http://www NULL.Dougsheaders

Edelbrock Corporation

Dept. STTR

2700 California St.

Torrance, CA 90503

310.781.2222 (http://www NULL.Edelbrock

LMC Truck

Dept. STTR

15450 W. 108th ST.

Lenexa, KS 66219


800.562.8782 (http://www NULL.LMCtruck

Bed Wood & Parts

877.206.9663 (http://www NULL.Bedwoodandparts

Fisher Trim & Glass Company

Dept. STTR

8907 Avenue P.

Lubbock, TX 79423


Flaming River Industries

800.648.8022 (http://www NULL.flamingriver

Fast Eddy’s Hot Rod Art

281.455.2883 (http://www NULL.fehrarules

Holley Performance Products (http://www NULL.Holley

JRD International

909.460.9288 (http://www NULL.Classic-new


888.522.8346 (http://www NULL.Kinetikpower

No Limit Engineering

Dept. STTR

455 South D. Street

San Bernardino, CA 92401


888.297.6032 (http://www NULL.nolimit

Electric Life

Dept. STTR

5990 N. Northwest Highway
Chicago, IL 60631

800.548.2168 (http://www NULL.Electric-life

Lokar Performance Products

Dept. STTR

10924 Murdock Drive

Knoxville, TN 37932

877.469.7440 (http://www NULL.Lokar

Pro’s Pick Engineered Components

Dept. STTR

330 Smith St.

P.O. Box 70

Arthur, ON NOG 1 AO


800.865.7366 (http://www NULL.pros-pick

Paul Horton’s Welder Series

888.648.2150 (http://www NULL.Welderseries

Stainless Steel Brakes Corporation

Dept. STTR

11470 Main Rd.

Clarence, NY 14031

800.448.7722 (http://www NULL.ssbrakes

Sign Design (http://www NULL.Signdesigngraphics

Suicide Doors-Thorbecke Brothers

812.782.3581 (http://www NULL.suicidedoors

TREO Engineering

Dept. STTR (http://www NULL.treoonline

Totally Stainless

800.767.4781 (http://www NULL.Totallystainless

Truck Shop/Car Shop

Dept. STTR

808 West Nicholas Ave.

Orange, CA 92868

714.771.7871 (http://www NULL.truckandcarshop

Tuff Stuff Performance Accessories

Dept. STTR

9004 Madison Ave.

Cleveland, OH 44102

800.331.6562 (http://www NULL.Tuffstuffperformance

Ford Racing (http://www NULL.fordracingparts

Art Carr’s California Performance Transmissions

Dept. STTR

5502 Engineer Drive

Huntington Beach, CA 92649

800.278.2277 (http://www NULL.Cpttransmission

bonspeed Wheels

714.666.1966 (http://www NULL.bonspeedwheels

BF Goodrich (http://www NULL.Bfgoodrichtires

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