It’s Finally Home

I’ve always wanted a 1954 Ford F100 truck.  It takes me back to when my father bought one new and brought it home.  I remember not only learning to drive in that truck, but at age 14 taking my drivers test in it.  The Ford had a 6 cylinder motor with 3 speed on the column, and I thought I was the coolest kid in town.

About 5 years ago, I found this ’54 truck for sale about 10 miles from my home.  It needed to be rebuilt, but still had some great original features.  The interior of this truck is all original and I just had to have the seats recovered.  The only thing brand new in the interior is a set of dolphin gauges and the automatic transmission.  I was able to use the original steel wheels and put new tires and baby moon hubcaps on it.  We ended up using a Chevrolet 327 motor with a turbo 350 transmission under the hood.

About 3 years ago, I decided to run the truck’s VIN.  I was just curious where all it had been through its life.  To my total surprise, I found the original owner of the vehicle to be none other than my father.  I was in total shock, and now my truck took on a whole new meaning.

The Ford has been an absolute labor of love and I could not have done it without the help of a few others.  I want to thank Wayne B., of Blakemore Paint and Body in Independence, Kansas.  The truck is quite a beauty thanks to you.  A big thanks to my dear friend Justin K. for all the engine and transmission work.  Without him this project would not have come together at all.  Lastly, a thank you to LMC Truck for their patience and help each time I had questions and getting the parts I needed for this project.

Needless to say, this truck will never leave the family again!

It’s finally come home.