Engine Parts: switched to speed density injection with '90 Corsica computer
Transmission: 700R4 with lockup
Suspension: Camaro Sub, ladder bar/coilover rear
Brakes: 4 wheel discs
Tires: 18/20 Panther, Falken tires
Exhaust: 2 1/2" with glasspacks
Upholstery: indoor/outdoor black carpet
Seats: minivan stained tweed
Steering Wheel: Trans Am
Steering Column: Trans Am
Pedals: cant remember
Noise & Heat Insulation: lots
A/C & Heat: Mojave heater
Other: crank out windshield, custom dash and overhead console
Body Mods: 2 many to list(probably between 700-800 hours of metal and bodywork)
Lights: 32 Ford front, 39 Ford rear
Other: 4" Z chop(left back window same size)
Audio & Electronics
Been sitting since ‘51 with a blown motor in the woods. Bought it and its brother from a farmer for $50 and a couple pickup loads of wood. Both were 1 1/2 ton grain trucks. Threw the frame away and built our own using 78 Z28 front sub and scratch built rear with 12” Z. Ladder bars with coilovers in the rear. ‘86 TransAm (running but rusty) was bought for $750 and gave up its 305 tuned port, 700R4, 10 bolt posi rearend with disc brakes, gas tank, and tilt steering column. Body and box and running boards and fenders are all welded together. 4”chop, made our own suicide door hinges, grille, box and tailgate, roll pan, rear fenders are front fenders off 2nd truck sectioned and extended 12”, and both front and rear have had radius reworked. Lift up bed floor secret compartment holds battery, tools and a case of Busch Light with ice. Has flipdown overhead DVD player, Playstation under seat, remotes for doors and power windows and red neon underneath and inside. Seat is 2nd seat from 97 Mercury Villager minivan(S10 seat was 4” too wide!) 18/20 inch rims, Falken tires, 39 Ford taillights. After completion, it was driven 3500 miles round trip to Colorado and the top of Pikes Peak and back. Pulled 28 miles to the gallon at 80 mph(lockup converter, overdrive, 2.53 rear gear with tall tires)—no B.S. Timed against my 03 Silverado SS, I was going around 130 and he passed me. Rig runs 1200 rpm at 65 mph.
History of this Vehicle
Total vehicle cost—approx $5500 with a bunch of time(all winter/spring into summer) Would have been cheaper if we didn’t put $1400 worth of rims and tires on it!
Plans for this Vehicle
Leave it outside to patina nicely.
Sponsors & Special Thanks
KOOL SIDE NOTE*Bought the truck from a gentleman in his late 80’s and days after it was completed we drove it back to his farmplace to share it with him. He had tears in his eyes as he walked around it and took pictures with his old 35 mm. Lots of memories and history with him and this truck. Took him for a ride and shared some stories that hot July afternoon…this is what it’s all about guys/gals…keeping the flame, sharing memories, making new friends and remembering the people who make this world great! My brother and I both had a tear in our eye as we left that afternoon…what an amazing life experience!