I was looking for a truck of this era for my wife.
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 truck was originally a low rider drag truck, but it didn’t run, as it needed the engine rebuilt.
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.
Since my Dad passed away last year we have been taking it to car shows and driving it!
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.