Hey HAMBers, I'm Dan from West Michigan and I'm 16 years old. I've been lurking here for the past few days and am amazed by all the ideas, information, and craftsmanship being spread around here. I also think that my truck will fit in here. I've got a '53 Dodge Pilothouse pickup that I worked off last summer. It was my grandfathers for the last 15-20 years. Del Terbeek, the guy that built this beast was a maintenance man for the De Zwaan Dutch windmill in Holland, Michigan. He ended up falling off the windmill and falling 35 feet to his death in the late 80s to early 90s. My grandpa then ended up buying this truck from Del's father. This truck is so ugly it's beautiful. It's actually a '53 pilothouse body on a '70s Ford F250 Chassis. But that's not all, it's got a Chevy 350 under the hood and a GM truck 4 speed. (SM420?) but it's 2wd. There are no billet parts on this thing. Everything seems to be torch cut and gas welded, it's cobbled together, but it's some of the best cobble work I've ever seen. This guy was the man! I love this truck. I finally saved up enough money to license and insure this truck last week. This thing is a blast! I've got plans to make this thing into a "hot rod" but I've got a bigger imagination than wallet. I'm going to talk to my uncle about getting the doors lettered up this weekend. But Ideally I'd like to keep the body the same but lower the suspension (gotta read up on how to drop the IFS) a bit and fit some fat meats under the fenders. Maybe throw a spool out back or weld up the open diff on the D60. I've had so many people wave at me, honk, and heck 2 people have offered to buy it in the mere 100 miles i've driven it so far. Tell me whatcha guys think. I sure as hell love it.