Originally a “gofer” truck for a swine farm in New Carlisle, Indiana, this early ’50s Ford pickup has been put “out to pasture” in rural Southwest Michigan.

The truck shows typical Midwest rust throughout the front fender seam. The driver side window is broken, but all the rest of the parts are there with the exception of the bed. The patina of its long years of service shines through.

The current owner told me that he had been approached by a prospective buyer, who mumbled something about building a “rat rod,” just hope he doesn’t go “hog wild!”