I guess different folks have different ideas about what's ugly.
Sure, the overwhelming opinions are that it's not ugly but it was for fun and for 100 bucks---it can be voted ugly more often!
Congratulations. That is one ugly cool truck.
Cool is what we hear the most from folks. The goal was in 2009 when I got it was to just save it from the crusher. Didn't really expect it to become my daily driver but it is now!
Wonderful it survived, now it has a trophy. Dubious honor is still an honor.
The hand-customized trophy is and honor to us!
Well may be it is me , but that is one good looking truck , That's when trucks were trucks. Congrat. on your win
No one actually flat out called it ugly but the unknown judges voted and I had to accept the decision, and it was fun being in another parade!
Yep, I know what you mean. I think this truck tips the scale of "cool" pretty darned good! And I'm basically a Ford guy.
I have a soft spot for old trucks, even Fords! My first truck I owned was a 1955 International 100.
When I was 6 or 7 my oldest brother would let me steer his '56 on the back roads to the dump. Three on the tree. Sure wish I had it now.
Congrats on the win. That's one cool ride
This truck has the old SM 420 4 speed (1st granny) and I love the sound of them. I sure wouldn't have argued about a 3 on the tree, we owned several, including the International I spoke of above. I had a big "Old Style" beer tapper handle on it for a shifter knob and to shift from 2nd to 3rd all I had to do was press the clutch and the weight of the knob would make the shift! 3 on the trees are darn-near non-existant any more and would be a great anti-theft device!
That brings back memories. My uncle had a 55 chevy Cameo(I think ) with a slide in camper.
He took his whole family(big family 7 kids) to Texas and Arizona in it one year.
If the box wasn't a step side like my truck is, it would be a Cameo in '55! The regular Fleetside didn't come out until '58 I believe.
Congratulations on your win. First prize regardless of what the honour!
..I hope that ford was second place behind you,,,sure looks a lot like my old ford but unfortunately i had to eventually squirt a coat of paint on the "suspect truck" as I frequently cross the border and don't need any aggravation from either side
The lady that drove the Ford had to get back to her rock shop she owned so wasn't there for awards. We talked to her quite awhile before the parade. I think she got 3rd. Dig your old Ford and your pics on the link. It looks great after paint! I also like the Merc truck tailgate and oil bottle!
Neat! Yours looks pretty solid yet. Not sure what the "cool" factor was that guy mentioned?? Cool would be good to me, not bad. On those Rat Rods, most are just a way to have a so-called rod and have no money for a nice one, so built from junk. YES, I have seen them sprayed with clear-coat, right over all the rust and dirt and all. Saw one at Portland this year like that, but was on a Corvette Chassis and was quite a mover on road!
Yeah in this day and age bad is good, sick is cool and who knows what else! I think the original idea of the so-called rat rod was to build a safe, reliable and maybe even fast car or truck using as little money as possible and as much stuff laying around as could be found. Nowadays there are some "rat rods" out there that have 10's of thousands spent on them to make them look old and crude. I guess "My Ol' '55" (an old Eagles song) is a rat farm truck or maybe just an abandon-looking farm truck!
Edited by MFDAC, October 16, 2015 - 08:39 PM.