Junkyard Hot Rod
Rick Stewart at Duke Point Truck Parts writes to show us his '47 Mercury that he recovered from a salvage auction up in scenic Vancouver Island, Canada. The truck was smashed on both ends and was originally built as a street rod in the '80s judging by a dash plaque that was installed when Rick picked it up. It was far from being complete since it was missing the sans wipers, heater, A/C, and an emergency brake. But Rick soon took to it like a duck to water and replaced many of the items that were either missing or done incorrectly, such as the steering column. The finished project emerged a year later sitting on air bags at all four corners and powered by a 289ci Ford, backed by a C4 trans sitting on a '68 Camaro subframe. Rick calls it his "Junkyard Hot Rod".

Editor's Note: Getting your truck into Readers' Trucks is a snap, of the camera, that is. All it takes are a few good-quality photos of your ride that are in focus and well lit. High-resolution digital photos can be sent in via email to: ryan.manson@sorc.com. Traditional prints are also acceptable and should be sent to: CCT, c/o Readers' Trucks, 1733 Alton Parkway, Suite 100, Irvine, CA 92606. It is important that you include a detailed description of the modifications you have made to your truck, including any interesting stories behind it. Due to the volume of mail we receive, we regret that we cannot return photographs.