This custom headliner is the owner’s own decoupage, which we’d imagine would help him get
This ol' truck compulsion that we share, at least for most of us hobbyist types, is generally just for fun. But let's be completely honest. Let's go ahead and admit right here and now that it's also for attention. Well, it is, right? There, doesn't that feel better? Now that we've cleaned that out, we might as well take a lesson from Visalia, California's Jim Holguin, who has perfected his three-month build formula to maximize fun through attracted attention—all without breakin' the porcelain pig.
Further truth be told, this extremely effective build would not just happen without help from friends. As Jim is quick to confess, "Brian Collins and I have been messing around with old cars and trucks for a long time. One day, while we were sitting in his garage, a gardener rolled by with a trailer made from an F-1 bed. I said to Brian, I've had this idea to get an F-1 and build a Sanford and Son truck. From that very moment, the hunt was on. We found one in a couple weeks. We worked day and night with the goal of attending Goodguys West Coast Nationals in Pleasanton—and we made it."
Since the time of completion in 2005, Jim has traveled many miles with many smiles in his almost-daily-driven '51 F-1. Making good use of good used parts from Donaldson Wrecking Yard of Orange Cove, California, the aforementioned formula is comprised of fairly straightforward stuff. Bang for the buck here would be difficult to beat, but based on fun factor alone, Jim Holguin's lil' Sanford and Son clone owes him nothing. Y'all 'member the episode where Lamont hopped-up the shop truck?
Fred ’n’ Lamont’s—er, Jim’s engine and powertrain begin with a Ford-based 302 crate-motor,
Although the bed’s floor has been raised to accommodate fully boxed, stepped ’rails, this
Jim’s seat frame is a graft of two late models: a Ranger and a full-size Chevy truck. Inte