History: Dale was an active member of the 50's hot rod community. He first acquired the Model A in 1958. He got it running as a daily driver which he originally built as a 50's style street rod with small block Chevy, 4-speed, and a Chevy rear-end along with a Mexican blanket seat cover, but he never completely finished it.
Family responsibilities required Dale to pull the truck's engine to use in another vehicle in 1962. This began the truck's 4-decade garage odyssey where it remained, untouched, under cover, but always with the thought it would be restored one day.
in 2008 Dale decided to fulfill his dream of a complete restoration, as it turned out, the dream would take 7 years to attain.
The foundation of the restoration was a new fully boxed frame with 4-bar suspension front and rear
- a 4' Magnum dropped tube axle, Bilstein tube
shocks, Posies Superslide transverse spring, and
disc brakes on the front.
- a Currie 9" narrowed rear-end, fitted with Bilstein
coilover shocks, a sway bar, and drum brakes on
- a Vega steering box and power brake unit.
Dale wanted the power train to be nothing but the best. The resulting horse power in such a light vehicle is a handful to drive, but fun! The new engine is a fully blueprinted 350 stroker motor (400 cu. inch) with:
- a SCAT crank shaft, rod and pistons, aluminum big
- a COMP Cams Thumpr kit, rocker arms, push rods,
- a Milodon high-volume oil pump and high-perfor-
- a dual quad Edelbrock manifold, with a pair of Vic's
500 CFM carbs
- fire supplied by MSD ignition, coil box, wires, etc.
Rounding out underneath is:
- a custom-built US radiator along with an electric
thermal fan, high torque starter and high-volume
- Hedman Hedders and custom dual exhaust
- a 400 turbo hydramatic transmission from B&M
- two custom-fabricated saddle tanks hidden under
the frame with a common fill port
- 14x7 rims in the front, 15x10 rims in the rear,
wrapped in Goodyear's
- a slight rake stance, as it should be
The truck in all steel, no bondo, with original sheet metal except for the '32 grille and the adapted louvered hood. The body is painted black with BASF paint, and the frame, suspension, and drive train is semi-gloss black powder-coated. The steel rims are powder-coated as well, in pearl burnt orange.
The interior is all done in black and the soft-top is nylon waterproof fabric. All wood found in the truck body, top and bed, was duplicated in white oak. The same oak was used in the dash, along with a full set of instruments by AutoMeter.
Serious buyers only, please. Additional information and photos available upon request.