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Double Cab Pickup
The only way you can tell if Daryle Lewis is coming or going when he's driving his 1961 Ford F-100 pickup is to look at which cab he's sitting in.
Lewis says he has to be careful about taking his home-built twin-cabbed pickup on the road because it causes so many heads to turn he's afraid he'll cause an accident. The first-of-its-kind truck has identical cabs on either end, joined at the box.
"I assembled it in my farm shop with no professional help at all, welding the frame and body together a few inches behind the cab. One end is fitted with the stock 292 Ford engine with 4-speed transmission. At the other end, I removed the engine and replaced the front axle with a rear end differential. The 2-tone paint job consists of stock 1955 Ford Tropical Rose and 1961 Indian turquoise," says Lewis.
He says the main reason he built the truck was fun. He enters it in parades and takes it to county fairs. "We have had a bundle of fun with it. If you have an extra driver and a good backer-upper, you can fool people into thinking it will go both directions."
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Daryle W. Lewis, HC 01, Box 92, Syracuse, Kan. 67878 (ph 316 372-8703).

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1992 - Volume #16, Issue #2