ECE 4/6 drop with 5 lug and disc brake conversion Dual exhaust Console and radio
I purchased the truck in 2010 from the original family that owned it. The truck spent its whole life in Bardwell, Kentucky. I got it back to my buddies shop and we got it running with a new set of points, plugs and wires, new hoses, an oil change, and did a quick cleaning of the stock 2 barrel carb. After a year or two I was going to get the front suspension and steering back in running order to get it road worthy and decided to lower it and convert to 5 lug all in one shot. Once we did the suspension work and got the brakes working properly I started driving it.
Since then I have put a few thousand miles on it. I had to have some tunes, so my Dad and I made a little console for a radio and some cup holders.
I like the way the truck looks and don't plan to restore it. I've parked next to frame off restored cars and people flock to my truck over the car.
I also use the truck. I haul things in the bed when I need to. It gets used like a truck, as it should.
I do have more plans for this truck in the future. I'd like to install an overdrive transmission to get down the road a little better so I can take it on some longer road trips. I also want to put a fuel tank under the bed of the truck and get rid of the boat tank. Next for upgrades would be a vintage style radio that has bluetooth and such integrated. Lastly I would like to find a factory tach gauge cluster for it so I can have a tach, oil pressure, and coolant temp all in one.