I have been working on my own vehicles since I was a kid. I have always had an imagination, allowing me to think outside the box and make things my own, via customization, with little to no money. This truck has helped me learn many new skill sets with fabrication and welding.
My brother in law purchase it 1966 for $200.
I bought it in 1988 for $600
Cooper is 15 years old. He loves cars/trucks from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. He’s not scared to get his hands dirty.
A sleek little black Studebaker Lark caught my eye in West Virginia. Bought her and drove her home through a blinding rainstorm, didn’t even leak, but boy those old wipers got a workout!
Luckily my father had me under cars since I was little fixing stuff has been a major help. But as I get older it’s a bit harder to do the things I want to do with it. So few things are contracted to mechanics.
I started this project with my dad when I was 14.
I’m currently 21 and close to graduating from college with a degree in electrical engineering.
The original paint still shines nicely, showing just a bit of patina in a couple places. The interior is still all original: door panels, seat upholstery, headliner, dash and paint all nicely preserved.
I have enjoyed working on this pick up and changed my mind many times on how to build it.
I bought it brand new on October 1977 for $3200.00
This is built with effort and passion. Low budget build with mostly used parts