If you've ever had a back-burner project, you'll understand. This ol' farm-find pickup has actually been set up on the same wooden ramps for well over a year now. Although it does receive attention, it goes in spurts—usually short spurts, as customer jobs must take priority. My son-in-law who owns the truck has been very patient so there's no problem there, but a torn-down ½-ton, longbed pickup takes up a bunch o' valuable shop space. The only solution is to get the job done. It's time.

Roughly 300-some miles away in Tulare, California, Highway 99 Hot Rods proprietor Don Dillard birthed a notion that would solve problems for us both. Don is a good friend, he's an all-around crafty builder and he's no stranger to "back-burner burnout." We decided to help each other over our personal project humps. First I'd spend four days helpin' out at his shop; then he'd reciprocate here in ours, like a labor exchange program of sorts. Here's how it worked.


SOURCE
Brothers Truck Parts
801 E Parkridge Ave
Corona
CA  92879
800-977-2767
http://www.brotherstrucks.com
3M
http://www.3m.com
The Eastwood Company
800-345-1178
http://www.eastwood.com
Highway 99 Hot Rods
559-651-1457
www.highway99hotrods.com