Vintage truck owner Randy Jackson of Brighton, Colorado, is a NASCAR fan. He owns this '39 Ford pickup with an oval grille that he regards as one of the less attractive designs from Ford Motor Company's design studios of the '30s. Nevertheless, he wanted something special to attend rod runs and other motor events in, and he selected the Golden, Colorado, shop Just Dream'N (owned by Russ Tilkes) to reconstruct a seriously modified vintage hauler from his homely 1/2-ton. The brief instructions to Russ were, "Make it fast and ugly!"

To make it fast, the crew added an Art Morrison full-tube chassis with Air Ride Technologies 'bags at the corners and a Ford SVO 400-plus-hp small-block with an AOD trans. The truck's design was ugly enough, but Russ felt that a few design changes, like Mini Cooper headlights, would create a somewhat homely bulldog look, but one that might have a little interesting character as well. CCT will show you how this difficult task was accomplished in the following photos.

The highly modified truck is in the paint shop as we're writing this. Painted Dreams has recently added the Lexus Absolute Red to the body panels. We can't wait to see this rascal truck in the Red topcoat and down on its wheels. We promise you'll get to see feature photos as soon as we can get them shot and in our production schedule. For now, check out how the face of this homely hauler was upgraded with modern headlights from the cute Mini Cooper.

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Just Dream'n
14835 W. 53rd Ave. Dept CCT
Golden
CO  80403
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