1931 Ford Custom Pick Up
327 cu in SMB
Front Air Shocks
American Racing Wheels
This truck was purchased by the current owner in early 2012. At that time it had a 4 speed manual transmission instead of the 350 automatic that is in it now. The paint is a metal flake type which you will see in some of the close up shots. It does have some cracks in some areas. The current owner customized the truck even more so than it was. He added the custom built continental kit, as well as the little wood tailgate. He also added the trunk for storage.
You can see in the photo below, that the running boards were custom built and attached with pieces of aluminum. Just in front of the rear fender, there is an outside battery terminal to attach a jump box or battery tender. This was done because of the awkward placement of the battery. The hood was also added. It is metal, but the piece just before it is glass. Also the cab is steel. The interior is simple and done nicely. There are not a lot of extras on the truck. It does not have a/c. There is a radio in the upper front panel. The front windshield no longer opens. It has been sealed closed.
The seats are low back and adjustable and are comfortable. The Garmin was installed because there is no speedometer. There is no cable coming from the transmission. We are assuming when the automatic was installed, they did not hook up a cable. Below you can see the gauge and switch for the front air shocks. Between the seats is a battery shut off to help extend the life of the battery. The engine is a 327 GM. It and the casting number show it to be from a 67 Camaro. The owner had a hard time registering the truck in Texas because the title vin number was not on the truck. Therefore here in Texas, they assigned a new number and had the owner get it stamped on the block. That is the practice here when the original vehicle had the engine number as the vin.
The engine runs great. This is a really nice running truck. The undercarriage is where there a just a few issues. You will see that this was not a professional build. The frame appears to have been home built. The one thing we found is that there are no bushings left anywhere. Also the truck needs motor mounts. The running boards are steel and were home made and a bracket was used to hold them to the body for strength since the fenders are fiberglass. The battery is in a tough spot. It is new and the owner was sure to have an outside terminal set up in case the battery should go down, or to hook up a tender.
There are some flaws in the paint. This truck is a good driver. Yes it needs some things, but will make someone a good little truck to drive around locally and priced right so you have room for improvements.