Maybe I should have titled this story “weekend rest and recreation” instead of “weekend restoration.” It really is amazing how therapeutic detailing and doing a little glamorizing to an old pickup can be. Welcome to my latest truck project—it’s a 1976 F-250 Camper Special that I picked up for $300. Besides its incredibly low selling price, what really attracted me to this truck in particular was it still had most of its original paint, and not one dent in the body. There is some serious rust damage on the passenger side of the roof, but I have that to thank for making its original owner decide it was time to let the old girl go for scrap.

The first step I took was to opt for one-stop shopping with Summit Racing to get the products I needed to clean the truck up once I had it home. In no time at all the brands I have the most faith in arrived at my door. Every name-brand product used in this story can be sourced directly from Summit Racing Equipment, which makes it extremely easy and convenient to get what you need.

After an afternoon spent cleaning up my new project, I’m sure I could double my money! That not being my goal though, at least it looks good sitting in the driveway and I feel pretty good about my latest purchase. Not too bad for a day’s work!