Well, this is my truck. Its a 63 Ford Stepside. You don't see too many step sides, or 63's for that matter (people usually went for the later 60'... Show mores with the twin I bean suspension). Well, this is a before picture right here...Also when i was 10 and had just recived the car.
Here is the interior, when it was stock. Simple red and white two tone with a radio glued beneath the dash (ugh). Needless to say, it was in need of some work.
This is the in desperate need of a makeover 292 v8 motor. They didn't have this motor in many cars, and some trucks. There was however, a performance version in a T-Bird that was supercharged. Sadly, after cleaning out the engine bay and taking the engine to be vatted, a crack in the block was found, so we bought another 292 (brand new!)
My dad being the kind of person he is, this project led to a full frame off restoration. Something broke, and he took off the hood. Then the grill. Then the motor, and slowly, it snowballed into the entire truck. Oh well, lol, it sure does look nicer now! This is the begining of the break down.
Next in line was the new parts. We've spent quite a lot on it so far, but the first thing we bought was an entire bed. It was shipped assembled with the wood and all, but we took it apart to paint it. This was in its sanding stage before primer and paint. (By the way, my dad painted the entire thing by himself in our garage without any painting knowledge. But, now after a few 100 coats, he is really very good at it! Good job dad!)
Then came the interior. We completly tore everything out. However, this picture does not show all the paint stripped off. I may have one somewhere though.
Then, we had to get the cab off of the frame. Well, to do that, we had to use some genuine redneck ingenuity. Lol check these pics out.
Lol this remained in our front yard for the better of 2 days from lack of space. Our neighbors love our scenery....
Now that the frame was by itself, we took it to my dads shop and sandblasted it. This is my dad in the sandblasting suit in the middle of atlanta and hot as blazes.
After Painting the frame!
Skip foward a bit now. This is after my truck cab has been blasted and painted. We then got a couple freinds to help us pick it up and set it on the frame. It looks quite nice in my opinion.
This is the new motor. We painted it to match the truck, and put some chrome and dress up things on it. Also, the headers and other things were built by my father!
My all new dash. As you may have noticed, we replaced the stock white with a cream white. This was actually on accident, because we got the color code from what the exterior colors were, and not the interior colors. That cream white was supposed to be on two tone trucks. But, i like it much better! Also, I bought an entire new gauge bezel, and then supplied it with all new Hot Rod Series autometer guages. The we cut a hole for the soon to be large stereo system, and fixed the glove box and ash tray to show condition. Also, we ordered all new chrome knobs for all my controls. Fancy, right?
This is the new bed after the board were finished and the strips were painted. Looks pretty good for some painting in a garage! Were also getting a custom gas tank made to go under the bed instead of behind the seat (room for subwoofers) so there will be an opening for a gas tank in the back middle section later.
These are all the pics i have now, however we have mocked up what the fenders (extra wide fiberglass fenders at that!) will look like and the front fenders (they just havent been painted yet...=(...) Anywayz, check back tommorow for some updates! Thanks for stopping by! Show Less