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2018-11-06T13:49:42+00:00

1965 Ford F-100 – Michael D.

November 15, 2018 | Tags:
  • 2 door, 
  • 57-72, 
  • FB, 
  • Teal, 
  • Two Tone

This truck was sold in Kennewick, Washington 53 years ago and then some how ended up in San Jose were it was towed from the side of the road by my grandpa. When it was found it had a bone dry gas tank and the bed was filled with broken vodka bottles. So he leaned sailed it and bought it after that. He put gas in it, turned the key and started it.Later on he sold it in 2003 and then last year he found it sitting under a tree just rusting away so he knocked on the guys ... read more >>

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2018-11-06T14:14:58+00:00

1995 Chevy S10 – Louis N.

November 14, 2018 | Tags:
  • 2 door, 
  • 82-05, 
  • CST, 
  • red

I would like to show you my 1995 Chevy S10 which I bought five years ago. The person I bought it from was trying to make it into a rat rod. I took this truck apart and did all the body and frame work. I had the truck painted 1964 Palomino Maroon with a metal flake green roof. Her name is "Simple." I did all the interior. It's in great shape. The best part about it is that I did all the work curbside in front of my house in the street, since I don't have a garage I ... read more >>

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2018-11-06T13:45:07+00:00

1983 Chevy C10 – James C.

November 13, 2018 | Tags:
  • 2 door, 
  • 73-87, 
  • brown, 
  • CC, 
  • Two Tone

My grandfather bought this truck from the original owner in 1984 less than a year after it was bought from the lot new. It had Texas plates the whole time he owned it. I grew up with him in this truck, many many fishing trips. It's been in the family for 34 years. He drove it until his death in 2006 and then my aunt "purchased" it from my grandmother as a way to help her financially. Fast forward to 2015 and my aunt uncle had then preserved the truck and stored it until 2 weeks ago when I ... read more >>

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2018-11-06T13:42:30+00:00

1993 Chevy C1500 – Eddie A.

November 12, 2018 | Tags:
  • 2 door, 
  • 88-98, 
  • blue, 
  • CD

This is my dads 1993 Chevy step side truck. I lost my dad last year to cancer. We were car guys we would always wake up in the morning and wipe our trucks off every morning. My dad loved his truck and took very good care of it he had a few cars but he loved his truck. One thing that stands out about one of our last talks i had with my dad was he knew he was leaving us soon and told me promise me one thing you can sell my other cars but please don't ever ... read more >>

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2018-11-06T12:02:19+00:00

1979 Ford F-100 Ranger – Chad H.

November 9, 2018 | Tags:

    This is my 1979 F100 Ranger. Dad bought it in 1980 when it was practically new. It’s what I learned to drive in the late 80’s. Although it had always been in the family, I didn’t actually own it till 2015. It got its name “Pete” from mom, who had a nickname for all of their vehicles, so I thought I would just dedicate this build in her memory. Here it is almost 40 years later and nearly 3 years of work. It had all the typical rust issues that these trucks have and the paint was old and ... read more >>

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    2018-11-06T13:39:36+00:00

    1989 Chevy Suburban – Cody P.

    November 8, 2018 | Tags:
    • 73-91, 
    • CSB, 
    • red, 
    • Two Tone, 
    • white

    This 1989 Chevy Suburban was my dad’s everyday driver. He had it when he married my mother in 1998. I grew up in the back of this suburban. I was a tall kid, so he left the second row seats down and let me ride like a king all the way in the back all sprawled out on the third row. We traveled all over the Midwest going to countless car shows and garage tours. Everyone knew it was him when they saw it coming down the street. My dad, Ken Service, was a hot rodder through and through. ... read more >>

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    2018-11-06T11:57:14+00:00

    1978 Ford F-150 – Luke P.

    November 7, 2018 | Tags:
    • 73-79, 
    • blue, 
    • FC, 
    • Two Tone

    In 1978, my grandfather, Sam Porter, bought a 1978 F-150 Ranger. Sam was currently a ranch hand, working in Eastern Oregon. He used the F-150 to haul, tow, and commute daily to the ranch. Then, on a below-freezing day in Idaho, he attempted to start up the truck. The truck was hydro locked, and the 351m engine was ruined. So my grandpa decided to replace that engine with a beastly 460, the largest engine made for that truck. Sam continued to drive that truck every day until around 1998. The truck then was kept in his barn for the ... read more >>

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    2018-10-18T10:25:27+00:00

    1987 Chevy Suburban – Dustin W.

    November 5, 2018 | Tags:
    • 4 door, 
    • 73-91, 
    • blue, 
    • CSB

    Purchased this rig from the original owner in Idaho. She was quite rusty and sat for a number of years. Anything with a seal or O-ring pretty much had to be replaced. The stock engine is bored .060 over with a CompCam installed. The truck also sports a rebuilt transmission and transfer case. It was only with the help of my dad, who did the body welding for the rust spots and sealing the emblem holes, along with LMC Truck's AMAZING line of restoration parts that this beauty has come back to life. I replaced the headliner, some door ... read more >>

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    2018-10-17T14:05:39+00:00

    1988 Chevy Suburban – Bill S.

    November 2, 2018 | Tags:
    • 4 door, 
    • 73-91, 
    • black, 
    • CSB

    We purchased this Suburban in 1991 as a hunting truck. It spent 90% of it's life in the woods and not much attention to detail. Around 1998 it was professionally wrapped with Realtree Advantage camo vinyl material, which I'll never forget the company asking if we wanted "removable" or "permanent" and my dad saying permanent since it'll always be our hunting truck. In 2016 my dad gave the truck to my youngest son and our first chore was to remove the "Permanent" vinyl Realtree wrap. This process took almost a year. Since then the truck has Hot Rod Flatz ... read more >>

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    2018-11-01T12:05:41+00:00

    1991 Chevy Silverado – Donated by Gordon Energy and Drainage

    November 1, 2018 | Tags:

      This truck, along with another truck, came to the Kansas City Kansas Public School Area Technical School Auto Collision Repair Program as a donation from Gordon Energy and Drainage in Olathe, Kansas. My students were especially aggravating one day, so I pulled this truck in and told them we were going to fix and paint it, not really thinking it would turn out to be much. I split the truck into left side for the morning and right side for the afternoon high school groups. Everyone knew which side they were responsible for, and it became a challenge to ... read more >>

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      2018-10-17T12:05:10+00:00

      1951 GMC 150 – Rudy C.

      November 1, 2018 | Tags:
      • 2 door, 
      • 47-59, 
      • CA, 
      • white

      This truck was my dad’s. Not sure what year he bought it but I remember it from the late fifties. My dad worked for the railroad and after they replaced the ties, we would load them onto this truck above the cab. My dad would then sell them to farmers and anybody else for $1 each. We also hauled gravel, manure, 55 gallon drums we used for trash and emptied at the local dump. And anything else that needed to be hauled. We had a large empty lot next door and I would jump in and drive around when ... read more >>

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