Although Deb and I use this truck, it technically belongs to our youngest daughter. Our first build of the truck was seventeen years ago and at this point, it still had a roof. We built the truck for our youngest daughter as her first vehicle and it was her daily driver for several years.
During the past three summers, we have driven over 20,000 kilometers, and the truck seems to be working well for us.
And, our second vehicle……
Our 1928 Model A was a complete build from the ground up in our back garage over three and a half years. It started with a custom frame from Wadson Hot Rods and a sedan body that I paid $51.00 for. I made it into a Pheaton and installed a 350/350 combination with Edelbrock intake, mild cam and hugger headers. It has an 8 inch rear end with coil overs, chrome 4 link and drum brakes in back and a tube dropped axle with chrome 4 link and disk brakes up front. The frame, motor, transmission, rear end, and all of the undercarriage is detailed and painted to match the body color.
I built the car eleven years ago and it has proven to be very dependable with two trips down the Oregon coast (one to California), three trips to Yellowstone National park, numerous trips to the interior of BC and one to Coeur d’Alene. On most trips, we were pulling the tear drop trailer.
Deb and I still enjoy this car, although it doesn’t get out as much as it should anymore.