I’m only 18 and just graduated
Essex motor vehicles were either exported as complete cars or locally-built from knock-down kits in many countries making the Essex marque well-known internationally as well as domestically. Essex vehicles were locally-built in Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa.
His original idea changed to what he has actually done, so, I thought that I would show his original with what is current and let you see the possibilities available when you take on a project.
The Guy Barnette Co. was one of Memphis’ “small 4 (Weller Bros., Barnette/Barnett, Comet/Pinner, and Memphis/Economy Coach)” professional car producers that flourished there in the 1940s-1960s.
I drew and built my frame. Everything was done at home in a 12′ x 24′ shed or out in the yard, weather permitting.
I wanted to do this project with the family to get my kids involved in the car scene
I purchased the start of this project by trading for it piece by piece traded a 1929 Mercedes Benz kit car for the project and a lot of other old goodies to make this build happen.
All my parts were found on local buy and sell sites. After reading blogs about what parts were compatible with each other, I searched out parts that fit my budget, and would work together.
My best friend and son helped me build this truck. Having my son help with this build, I was able to pass on some old hot rod knowledge down to him.
It was my Fathers, Grandfathers and Great-Grandfathers truck and was used as a lot truck when my Great-Grandfather had it. It would haul or tow anything they put on, or behind it. It wasn’t fast, but it had the power.
We often hear of weddings taking place between a man and a woman, but, what do you get when you marry two cabs and a chassis that were never meant … Continue Reading 1954 Chevy COE Crew Cab – Eddie Dalton
“The names Bond, Joe Bond”
This was a project made from various parts, collected over time. Some parts were scratch built and therefore, the start date and purchase price are relative numbers.
We see memories.
We see bench seats
and dates riding close.
We see rides in the
back and feeling free.
We see country roads
with the windows down.
We see learning to
drive a stick, learning how to change oil and plugs.
We see a friend.
Yeah, they may see a truck, and they’d be right.
But we see our trucks. And they are beautiful.
In 1971 Ferree and his son installed a Chevy 327/350 with a 2B carburetor and manifold from a newly wrecked car, repainted the car while keeping the original black paint on the fenders. He then drove the car to Bonneville, Utah and also made 2 stops in California.
Every car show it has kids climbing on it to get pictures.
I have a big spider and a fake severed hand in a hand cuff that I hang off of it at the shows.