Even if K-Mart held a blue light-special sale, they couldn't price-match what Adam Miller of Otwelt, Indiana, paid for his truck! Four years ago Adam threw down four Benjamins and the '72 Chevy was all his. From there he tore the truck down and started from the frame up. Any body pieces that needed to be replaced made their way from LMC Truck. His good pal Mark Jones finessed the body and sprayed it in PPG Caribbean Turquoise and white. Between the framerails sits a 383 stroker motor that originally started life as a 350 from a '69 Vette. Adam also installed SRP flat-top pistons, Dart Iron Eagle heads, Crane roller rockers, and an Edelbrock intake manifold and carburetor, as well as a lot of chrome. Now that's what we call bargain shopping!
Like Father, Like Son
It took six years for Larry Jacobs and his son Lee to finish their '48 Panel, but once it was done, it was off and running. In fact, Larry and his wife just completed a 2,000-mile six-state vacation in the Panel, dubbed Root Beer Float.
The father/son team started with an original frame and went from there. They installed a Buick posi-rearend with disc brakes in the rear. Up front, they capped things off with a Mustang II setup complete with disc brakes and power steering. In terms of sheetmetal work, the first order of business was a new floor. From there they shaved the handles and reworked the running boards. Out back, they reworked the butterfly doors to open as one, and they installed frenched-in Caddy taillights along with a Desoto rear bumper. The stock front end was replaced with a fiberglass tilt front end. The interior isn't quite finished, but the L-squared team has fabbed a custom dash with frenched gauges. The only thing farmed out was the paint and graphics; other than that, it was just an old-fashioned father and son project.