As you can see this is not a 48 Ford Custom, this is a 1948 Diamond T That My grandpa is custom fitting a 1972 Ford 391 V8 And C-6 Auto Transmission into.
Here is the truck just after purchase with all the original parts, the hood, fenders, motor, and trans are not in the picture but we have them.
Here is the truck now.
The truck now has a ford 1:10 rear end under it. The frame also has about a foot and a half cut off of the back.
The Original rear end.
The front axle will be replaced with a dodge 1 ton straight axle. Thats My Grandpa off to the left working on the master cylinder.
I love the look of the cab on this truck.
The Front Windows Crank Open.
The original fenders that will be put back on.
The original hood will go back on and the Diamond T Logo restored.
The Pics I could get of the front grill, its off in a corner right now. Yes it is going back on as well.
The truck will be completely restored and the original colors will be used, as you can see Its Red, Green, And White.
The Battery Box And Tool Box At The Bottom Of the Cab.
Vent at the bottom of the cab.
Original Tags, The truck had a top speed of 48 mph ^___^
I love this picture, glass broken by kids with a bb gun :(
You see the white marks on the frame, thats where the flatbed will end, it will be tapered in towards the cab. Right behind the cab will be a custom tool box or fuel tank! The frame will be cleaned up and sprayed flat black like the engine.
New Brake Lines!!!
Here is where the new v8 will sit.
And here is the new V8 and C6 Transmission!
The motor is a 72 Ford 391 V8. The engine is out of a snowcat used on a ski hill. So it has a deep sump oil pan that will stay on. All the wires will be ran so that the engine bay will look clean. New valve covers will be on and painted. The transmission is a Ford C6 3 speed Automatic. Also there will be a 3 speed auxiliary transmission. The cooling will be provided by all electric fans.
Page 2 Is Interior Shots!
Page 3 Engine And Transmission In!
Page 4 Drive Shafts Auxilliary Trans. Body Work