Editor's Note: Getting your truck into Readers' Trucks is a snap, of the camera, that is. All it takes is a stack of good-quality photos of your ride that are in focus and well lit. Due to the volume of mail we receive, we regret that we cannot return photographs. Send photos of your truck (no Polaroids or printouts) to: CCT, Readers' Trucks, 774 S. Placentia Ave., Placentia, CA 92870. It is important that you include a detailed description of the modifications you have made to your truck, including any interesting stories behind it.
Stainless Is The Game
And now a word from one of our sponsors, a loyal reader by the name of Cliff Colsten from Phoenix, Arizona:
"This 1931 chopped Ford truck is a product of a lifetime of building, rebuilding, restoring, and trading up vehicles. The truck was formerly a shop truck in Indiana, complete with logos on the rear quarters. My first and only step was to strip the truck and repaint it with nine coats of base, color, and clear. The paint itself is quite something. It's a combination of red and orange creating copper highlights wherever the sun glistens. There are ghost flames on the hood, fender, and doors.
"The rest of the truck was finished; all I had to do was clean and detail the truck using just about every Mothers product available, due to the many one-off polished stainless steel features, including the interior, console, body trim, bed cover, air cleaner, header covers, fan shroud, radiator valance, flamed running boards, and more. The truck also has a beer keg gas tank and a battery mounted in the wood bed.
"Up front are disc brakes at each end of the Pete And Jake's tube axle. The back suspension is a four-link with chrome coilovers. It also has '39 taillights in the fenders as well as the stainless bed lights. Under the dash are lights that make the interior glow blue. For power, the truck has a 350 Chevy backed by a Turbo 350 tranny.
"Although I cannot take pride in the building of this truck, I feel fortunate just to marvel over others' exquisite craftsmanship."
And don't we all.