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I call her:
"34 Illusion"

1934
Customer Truck
Ford
375horsepower

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friends that 0 helped
20%
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transmission
automatic
modified
no

Vehicle Story:

“ CAR CRAZY “ “ CAR NUT “ “ MOTOR HEAD” “ Yep I’m all …… From the age of 14 growing up in the Seventies was so Cool. Muscle Car Wars of the big 3 About my Custom – One of a kind – 34 ILLUSION - Hot Rod Truck. Inspired by the craftsmanship of - Watson, Winfield , Barris and Foose to create something new. My vision was to build a slam downed - Cool – Hot Rod Truck. With my pen in hand, a sketch pad I began to draw what was in my head - shaping and setting the angles –lines, curves then I figured out where to start the first cuts of the donor '34 Coupe body – to make the new Truck Cab. Reshaping the back of the cab first , then the Belt Lines were reworked , formed and smoothed - I was now ready to make a – “ Reproduction Fiberglass Mold …” Hand crafting the Custom Box from my drawings – Cutting – Shaping – Curving – the Sides ,Top and Back tail pan shortened , then a Mini Tub to fit 12” of rubber , the Rear Fenders were Cut and Widened 3”,then Bobbed . The Running Boards were Stretched 16” from stock and fit to the new Cab and Box . Then I blocked sanded it arrow straight , and was ready to make the – Molds for my Custom Truck. Starting with a new set of rail - the Chassis was Jigged , Stretched 16”, Strengthen for the rear box , making the Wheelbase now 128” , Independent Front Suspension , 9” ford shortened rear end with 4 Bar , Air Ride on all four corners , New style Hemi – 727 Trans to complete the chassis build. I then made the new Cab , Box , Fenders , Running Boards , and all the related parts . Fit and block sanded to prep for the – HOK Kandy Paint - Brandywine over black with 5 coats of clear. Fitted all the parts required and installed the Custom Side Panels , 57 T Bird Scoop , Slapped on the Rims , turned the key and with a boyish grin – light up the tires - so cool. This Custom Truck took about 7 yrs to complete – a labor of love - from a “ Car Crazy “ Guy.

34 Illusion

Ford Customer Truck
1934
375HP

I call her:
"'49 Fargo Panel"

1949
Panel
Fargo
95horsepower

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transmission
manual
modified
no

Vehicle Story:

My 1949 Fargo Panel Truck was originally purchased and owned by my Uncle in Peterborough, Ontario. He used the Panel Truck to sell ice cream at carnivals and fairs in Peterborough and surrounding areas. When my uncle passed away the estate went to auction and the truck was purchased by my cousin and I purchased the Fargo three months later from them in 1984. I began to restore the truck in the 80's having some of the work done shortly after the truck arrived home. The frame and under carriage was completely taken apart and painted, the engine was rebuilt to stock and the body was somewhat restored and primed. Work, finances and family life got in the way and the truck sat in our garage for many years. In the mean time, we took many trips to car shows in Canada and US looking for parts over those years. After I retired I committed more time to find parts (or extra parts) and finally finishing the truck. I got very serious about the project and completing the restoration of the truck about five years ago. The body was prepped and painted by Painters Edge in Stouffville. The original colour was similar to a "British Racing Green" but we decided to paint the truck a more brilliant green. Once the truck body, along with the various panels and parts were painted they were brought home so I could start piecing the Fargo back together. One of the unique things we had to do during the build, was have a passenger side mirror bracket made from scratch, as the truck only came with a drivers side mirror. There was a mold made of the drivers side mirror bracket and then reversed to create the passenger side bracket. Every nut and bolt I personally sandblasted and had anything that could come off the truck powder coated, right down to the steel rims. It took us four years after the truck exterior was done, to decide on who would complete the upholstery and had the work completed by Terry Turner, Turner Auto & Trim in Keswick, Ontario. The majority of the work was completed in my home garage by my wife Karen and myself. Karen was a major contributor to the completion of the truck and put up with the many hours it took to complete the Fargo. We now enjoy spending our time at the various car shows around Ontario and seeing all the folks we have had the pleasure to meet.

'49 Fargo Panel

Fargo Panel
1949
95HP
VS
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