Now let me say, that by no means is this truck a trendsetter or even something special in the world of hot rodding. It's a 1950 Ford F-1 with a 51 front end, fenders, hood and grille due to some long ago wreck. The engine is a 302 Challenger V8 or "small block ford" depending on what era nomenclature you like to use. An adapter bellhousing connects the engine to the old tower shift 3 speed. I've owned my truck for a few years now and this fall the serious work is about to begin. For a few years I have had no direction with it. I have the original R series flathead so I considered an original restoration which meant replacing the front sheet metal.. I also considered a C-4 or putting the flathead back in it. As I looked further it has dawned on me what I have. This truck has a history, not a big history but a backyard history. Engine mounts. The engine mounts may be old "engine swap" Hursts or home made copies of Hursts. Speedway still has a version of these. SBF to early Ford trans bellhousing. Versions of these date back 50 years in the old Mooneyes catalog. Body work. The body work done to the front fender bottoms at the running boards is spectacular. The the bottom 10" of the fenders are homemade. Only the gas weld line and a little roughness in the inside lip give them away when viewed from under the truck. Floor work has been done too and the quality is the same. With some simple work I think it will make a nice example of a everyday 60s hot rod. Lastly I have two home reversed outie wheels in the wheel pile that came with the truck. I was not going to use the reverses but are they a period modification? Cleaned up do you think these will look OK for the rears.