1934 Ford Pickup

Monday October 13th, 2014 / 2:38 PM

This week on PowerNation our Fall Marathon of brand new tech continues as each of our shops have been working on practical all new how-to you can use at home. Plus this week Courtney features this gorgeous 1934 Ford pickup, built by a frequent visitor to our Tech Center, Brad Starks. Brad’s company Brad Starks Rod and Custom in Paducah, Kentucky transformed this truck in a two year resto for owner Keith Murt. The little pickup had seen a couple of other failed restoration attempts, but Brad and his team got it right! Working with just a cab and some fenders, they corrected the three and a half inch chop and shortened the bed seven inches that is done in solid Oak. They dropped in a Ford Flathead that’s been stroked with a Mercury crank and sports higher compression heads and three deuces. Out front the grill was swapped in favor of a ’32 car grill for a cooler look and the headlights have been dropped two inches to accent the lower stance. The interior includes handmade seats with vinyl with a floor also done in Oak. It’s got Classic Instruments gauges, a steering column from a ’35 Ford with a ’40 Ford steering wheel. The Kelsey Hayes wire wheels are a cool touch to this vintage truck and it’s all wrapped in period correct “Washington Blue” with black accents from R-M Paint. We’ll talk to Brad about the challenges of building a truck with just a pile of parts, so check out PowerNation this week for that and 4 brand new shows from our shops.