Sometimes stories should be told the way they were written, and with that being said, we think Thom Moore's story is a prime example (and he shot some really cool pictures as well)
"Let me introduce you to Winslow, my 1948 F-1. Our family owns a small print shop in Portales, New Mexico, and we bought this truck with the thought of promoting our business. It still has the original 239 Flathead V-8 and original chassis. It also still has the four-speed with first gear, what I fondly call 'Parade Gear.' I can poke along and still not get hot like some of the others. We changed it to 12 volts and added dual pipes. Just a few mods in the cab and Rhino Liner in the bed and on the running boards. We bought it in 1991 and 'finished' it in 2003. It sits in front of our shop almost daily. It's not perfect, but it sure is fun to drive and see some heads turn. Winslow also has keyless entry and lighting on the running boards. The seats are out of a Cutlass Calais. We live in a rural area where there is mostly ranching, farming, and dairy farms. These pics were taken in the VERY small communities of Kenna and Elida, New Mexico. The best thing about Winslow is that it has been a family project! My mother-in-law etched out 'The Print Shop' logo in the back glass, and my son-in-law painted the Ford logo in the tailgate, along with helping me on various other things. The family even helped me out by giving me new parts for my birthday on several occasions, and Christmas."
Back in 1975, Tim Rucker's dad picked up this '66 overdrive-attached Chevy truck as an everyday driver. But as time went on, the truck's dependability began to fade as Tim's love for the truck grew. In '90, Tim bought the truck and did a mild resto job on it, including swapping out the 327 for a 454. Over the past 15 years, Tim has slowly created what his truck is today.
On the underside, Tim pirated the suspension from an '89 1/2-ton Suburban and installed 3-inch drop spindles. Then the Turbo 400 was yanked and rebuilt with Gear Vendors. The stock bed was swapped for a '92 Sportside Chevy bed, but not before a few custom touches were made.
At the back of the bed, a roll pan was added and the rear steps were removed, then the fenders were slightly flared. Inside the bed is a new Jazz 32-gallon fuel tank, and a Gaylord bedlid covers everything up. As for the cab, the door handles were shaved along with the driprails, then the doors' corners were rounded. Next, Tim had the truck painted metallic blue with flames that blend in orange and yellow. For a more fierce look, candy apple red was shot over the flames. On the inside, the stock interior was yanked for a custom tan leather job. The bench seat, headliner, door panels, kick panels, and custom center console all received a custom tan leather stitch job. As an added bonus, the truck has Vintage Air, an Alpine 10-inch woofer, component speakers, and a Clarion DVD head unit.