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History GENE WINFIELD SHOP TRUCK FOUND (official restoration thread)

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by THE235KID, Dec 18, 2008.

  1. THE235KID
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    The 1935 Gene Winfield shop truck has been found and it is here at it's new home in Texas.

    Gary Hatfield of Hatfield Restorations is now the trucks new care taker.

    The custom pickup will be recieving a complete, detailed, historic restoration back to the way Gene first built it.

    The old truck is in very good shape considering how long it has been stored outside and for the fact that is has survived through 2 floods. It even has the original Tommy the Greek pinstripping on the dash. It is only missing the engine and transmission. Even the original dropped axle done by Gene himself is still there. Also the window stickers are still there from when Gene had the truck.

    More to come later. I will be posting updates on the restoration.

    I am very proud to be a part of the team that will be restoring this truck.

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  2. THE235KID
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    Here are some original pictures of the truck in its original form. Thanks To Rikster for the pictures.

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  3. His Gene seen it yet? HRP
     
  4. Flea
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    That's awesome, I love that exhaust
     
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  5. meatball
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    damn that is too kool.what has Gene said about it?? love the truck but I think Barris musta slid into his shop in the middle of the nite and added those side pipes
     
  6. ChevyGirlRox
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    from Ohio

    Wow, too cool! Please keep us posted on the progress!
     
  7. Flatman
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    That, sir, is VERY COOL!:cool::cool::cool:
    I will follow the updates avidly!!

    Flatman
     
  8. HOTRODSURFER
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    wow great find -that is one cool truck
     
  9. Carbs & Chrome
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  10. Anderson
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    from Texas.

    Very cool! where did you find it?
     
  11. JimA
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    That's AWESOME!!!! There were pictures of it years ago stashed next to a house. Very glad it was finally freed and will be properly restored. Thanks for sharing! Jim
     
  12. ratster
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    awsome. i like that truck
     
  13. stude_trucks
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    Wow, that is a cool truck and looks like it hit some hard times for sure, but is still in pretty decent shape and a lot of the critical stuff is still there. Good luck with that!
     
  14. Pins&Needles
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    That is awesome! Whats the history on where, who, and how you found it?
     
  15. Ian Berky
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    Beyond cool! thanx for posting the old pics!!

    ian
     
  16. abone1930
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    Awesome find.Will it be restored in the blue state or gold state ?
     
  17. Too Cool !!!
     
  18. NITROFC
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    Great pics ... great find
     
  19. I hope that the dash with the Tommy the Greek striping will be saved, somehow.
    What a great thrill to have found this truck.
    I am sure Gene will be pleased.
     
  20. Trashed & Hammered
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    Hoo Doggy! Nice find Gary!!
    Call Gene, He probably has the original templates for the logo on the bed sides and a bunch or other helpful goodies stashed away.

    mynameisnotpete ........will it be Gold or Blue?
     
  21. oddrodgarage
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    very cool...can't wait to see it return to its original glory...awesome find...any more details?
     
  22. Rudy J
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    Wow man...thats awesome
     
  23. 39cent
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    WOW thats not too bad!
     
  24. timebombkustoms
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    cant wait to see this done!
     
  25. SinisterCustom
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    Holy Balls?!?!
    That's a badass find!
     
  26. docauto
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    from So Cal

    I've got some of the rim laced wire wheels if you need some, maybe 3 of them...
     
  27. fur biscuit
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    ditto. ditto. damn!
     
  28. 29EHV8
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    Frickin awesome!

    Lets here about where it was, how it was found etc!

    -Shiny
     
  29. madwagon56
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    great find!!!! keep us all posted on its return to the living.
     
  30. 6deucecaddy
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    Ill be watching this one closely. cool find.
     

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