2006 - Volume #30, Issue #4, Page #10[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
"Souped Up" 1952 Ford 2-Ton Truck Gets Attention
He and friend Wayne Alm "souped up" a green 1952 Ford 2-ton truck that was once used by a local Co-Op Creamery to haul milk.
They cut 42 in. off the back of the frame and moved the back wheels forward. For a smoother ride, they cut out 5 of the 8 leaf springs. "This truck was designed to carry 250 bu. of wheat and she would ride smooth with a full load," Sommerfeld says. "But when she's empty she would ride like a tank. It's much better with just with three springs."
The creamery replaced the truck's original engine with a rebuilt flathead V-8. "It's still a fairly new engine," he says. They also installed a 4-speed standard transmission.
Sommerfeld and Alm fashioned a deck, bumper and fenders out of aluminum checker plate. Radial tires with sandblasted rims, bucket seats, tinted glass, 6-in. dia. chrome exhaust pipes and new paint complete the look. "I always liked red vehicles with black fenders on them," he says.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Larry Sommerfeld, Box 1781, Moose Jaw, Sask., Canada S6H 7K8 (ph 306 693-2352).
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