“ 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.