When I joined the HAMB a few years ago, mostly for the excellent tech and obscure information, I knew one day I would own a traditional hot rod, but I had a few O/T projects to finish first. About a year and a half ago, I was given a pre-war flathead and a few speed parts and I began slowly gathering parts for a 40's style hot rod of as-yet undetermined body style. After buying a house a couple years ago, I decided I need a truck. I am constantly borrowing my buddy's truck for various errands, and he doesn't mind loaning it to me, but it does cost me a lot of beer! After following a few build threads like Terd Ferguson's and The Sydicate's, and browsing Craigslist and EBay, I started saving my nickels and dimes for a 50's Chevy or GMC. Then, a month ago, my daily driver quit for good. It had been headed downhill for a while, and I was hoping to get another year out of it, but that wasn't in the cards. I started shopping for a new vehicle, and tried to stick with my goal of a 50's Chevy truck. After all, if I had to buy a $1500 pile of crap, it may as well be a cool old pile of crap. I ended up with this: It's a '59 F100 longbed with the 223 and 3-on-the-tree. It ran and drove when I got it, but the fuel pump quit as I was driving it home. It needs the brakes gone through, the electrical system is a mess (the PO and I spent 3 hours trying to get brake lights working so I could drive it,) the tires are dry-rotted, blah blah blah. But it is pretty straight, mostly original equipment, very little rust, and hasn't had 50 years of monkey-fisted wanna-be mechanics tearing it up. I paid $900 for it, so I've got about $1000 left in the truck fund to get it road worthy. Oh yeah, it also came with this: According to the casting number it is a 62-64 292. Any ideas what I should do with it? One thing I want to do very soon is some mild lowering, and new wheels and tires. I've seen a few of these trucks on the HAMB (I know there's a group for them) but I haven't found much info about wheel and tire sizes. So maybe you guys could post up some pics of these trucks lowered, and what wheel/tire sizes you're running for some inspiration?