I've gone over to the dark side!

Discussion in '1947-1954' started by Kens 50 PU, Nov 23, 2011.

  1. Kens 50 PU

    Kens 50 PU Member

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    Unfortunate, but true! I am now the proud owner of a, dare I say it, F*%d PU! Before you guys ban me for life from this forum, let me explain! It's my dad's 1934 Ford truck that he bought in 1954! Most of you have seen it on occassion on this forum. I'm not totally tainted because it has had a CHEVY Corvette engine in it since 1957.

    Guys, what a thrill it is to have this truck. For those who haven't seen it or read about it, let me bore you real quick. I was born in April of 1954 and dad found this truck in a barn 2 months after I was born. He bought it and the rest is history! He had it painted in Denver, CO. in '55 and put the vette engine in it in '57. It still wears the original paint from '55 and still has the 1st generation vette engine in it!

    A little history about the engine. It is a '55 Corvette block, 265 cu. in. with '57 283 high compression heads. Elgin cam (Santa Rosa speed shop started in '57, still in business today). Modern upgrades (as of 2 months ago) include a 1403 Endelbrock Performer Series 4 bbl carb, Lokar cable throttle, and Pertronix ignition. This bad boy runs like a scoulded ass ape!

    Here's a few pics of my best friend since I was old enough to remember anything!

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    Hope ya'll understand!:D

    Ken
     
  2. ol' chebby

    ol' chebby Member

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    We'll allow one slip up.
    That thing is cool.
     
  3. Kens 50 PU

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    Thanks Russ. DB Classic radials, BTW!:cool:
     
  4. Guest5979

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    Nice

    Looks like a keeper to me engine sure looks nice the whole truck is nice.
    Robert
     
  5. indybowtie

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    Pretty damn cool truck !
     
  6. Blueflame236

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    Nice and well kept truck!

    Hey Ken

    I`ll gues it makes you proud to have a truck that is so well kept and has belonged to your dad! Is it stiff to drive or have you done some modifications to meet modern driving standards ? Anough enginepower , thats for shore!

    Good luck and take care Martinius.
     
  7. 1952Bowtie

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    Wow!

    Very, very cool, Ken! You'll be having lots more fun with that I'm sure.

    Bob
     
  8. Bobby 57

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    No matter the make or model. Every son should own and drive there Dad's old truck.Drive it with pride and nice ride.
    Bobby57
     
  9. Tailgater

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    Ken,
    I see where you got your meticulous ways. Are those Caddy wheels? They look familiar but I can't quite place them.
    Bill
     
  10. Kens 50 PU

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    Good eye Bill! Yes, they are Caddy wheels. Care to hazard a guess as to what kind of taillights those are?

    Ken
     
  11. Bill Hanlon

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    I know! I know!

    Ken: When are we going to get together and fix the throttle?
     
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  12. federale

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    My closest guess would be a modified 59 Pontiac tail light. Thanks for the sneak preview of the truck a few weeks ago.:D
     
  13. Lakeroadster

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    Nice truck Ken.

    The 1st gen '55 sbc didn't have an oil filter boss cast into the block, they changed that in '56. Does yours have the dealer installed oil filter canister? Just curious.

    Thanks for posting about your dad's truck Cool story!

    John
     
  14. Tailgater

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    Okay, I give up. What are the tail lights from?
     
  15. Kens 50 PU

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    1960 Plymouth Valiant taillights!
     
  16. vwnate1

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    Nice Truck !

    Your Daddy is proudly watching you take care of it .

    Um , can I borry it ? I have some junk to take to the dump.... :D
     
  17. Bill Hanlon

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    Believe it or not, the insides of the bed have many battle scars
     
  18. Kens 50 PU

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    Man, does it ever! But, the ol' gal is 77 so I'm gonna leave 'em there. Each scratch adds character and tells a story!;)
     
  19. Zig

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    Say WHAT???

    I chased you away with too many cuts about your AD trapped inside it's garage and you come back *many* weeks later with a....
    F%#d ???

    Thank goodness you have a good story!

    And it is... :cool:

    Best part is, that 50 will have someone to talk with while the door is down... ...for months on end... :D
     
  20. bowtiesr4me

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    Built F*#D tough w/Chevrolet parts!

    Lookin good Mr. Ken!
    You have to change your handle now
    Kens 50 and 34 PU ;)
    Just to have what your Dad drove is
    way cool!


    HAGD
     

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