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One Cool Truck
Guy McDaniel from Killen, Alabama, didn't give us too much info on the history of his '63 Chevy Fleetside other than the fact that he's owned it since '77 and it's one cool truck, and quite frankly, isn't that pretty much all that matters in the end, to have a cool truck? Under the '63's hood is a 327 small-block backed by a Turbo 350 tranny. Helping set the truck's stance is the fact that it's been dropped four inches out back and three inches up front. The trim has been shaved for a clean look, and in the truck's rear Guy installed a molded roll pan and custom tailgate. The inside has been completely made over with a one-off custom interior. And that, ladies and gentleman, is a recipe for one cool truck.
Now here's a truck you don't see everyday, so we figured we'd let the owner, Adrian Clark of Tucson, Arizona, explain the who, what, where, and when about this rare hauler:
"This is my retirement truck that I have been working on for the past year. I recently retired from four decades of engineering and needed some project to devote my spare time to. I found this truck here locally in Tucson, Arizona, and fell in love with its unique style and rarity. The truck is a '50 Dodge 1/2-ton short-wheelbase model B-2-B Deluxe cab. It has been well preserved, yet not re-sorted, by its previous owners, and it's 95 percent original.
"My first efforts were to rewire the complete truck, which is a six-volt system, and replace all the lights in the truck. My next task was to replace the voltage regulator and rebuild the starter and Carter carburetor. I also replaced the interior with factory-type headliner and kick panels, and will do the rest as time allows. The truck has a 218-inch flathead that gets shown off by a butterfly hood, and a four-speed tranny."