• ~ first thought was restore it completely or swap in more power and rod it. but looking the picture album over changes my mind. this is a real diamond in the rough and ought to stay that way. i see hoards of old trucks in claimed original patina these days, almost to the point of tiring of them. but this is a cool piece. stay off the expressway with the flathead six.

  • Make it driveable with some modern brakes and maybe an old poly 318 and a manual trans of some sort. Have the original engine and trans rebuilt and tuck it away for a while, when you get board of it replace the 318 with the stock parts and restore it to how it was new.

  • Some years back I ALMOST bought the very same model and year truck from the original owner, a lemon grower in La Mesa California. A 3/4 ton it was geared so low that short of installing an overdrive, that puppy couldnt do 40 mph with a tail wind. But it was the real deal. So is this. The rear view mirror alone is worth the price of admission. Just install a different rear end!

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