Nat Gardner, of Anchorage, Alaska, wrote in to tell us the story of two trucks and how they inevitably brought her and her husband, Brad, together.
That’s Brad’s yellow ’56 on the left and Nat’s turquoise truck she affectionately calls "Chunky." Brad’s had his F-100 shipped from Arizona to Alaska where he swapped out the Y-block and three-speed for a 327 Chevy and 700-R4 trans. He uses it as his shop truck for his business, Alaska Garage Door.
Nat crossed paths with her turquoise hauler a few times over the course of as many years before hearing about it going for sale at a local show. A phone call later gave up the identity of the truck. And shortly thereafter, Nat closed the deal and Chunky had found a new home.
"That was August of 2004 and Brad and I were just friends and in the same car club, Midnight Sun Street Rod Association. The following summer we started hanging out together more and going cruising in our trucks. The winter of 2006 Brad painted Chunky for me as it had a 30-year-old lacquer paintjob that was cracked and faded. I guess he figured the way to my heart was through my truck because we got married in March 2007. We really enjoy our old Fords and everyone in town knows our trucks."
Great story, Nat! We wish you, Brad, and your trucks the very best!
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.