We spotted this really cool ’55 Ford pickup on Pro-Touring.com. The truck, called “Lucky Blue,” has undergone a two-year frame off restoration resulting in what you see here today.
For the underpinnings, a modified Plymouth Volare was grafted onto the front clip, complete with 11-inch disc brakes, and 2-inch drop spindles onto the chassis. The rearend was kept simple; an indestructible Ford 9-inch rear end with a cruiser friendly 2:90 ratio.
A warmed over small block Chevy 350 was dropped between the frame rails, coupled to a rebuilt Turbo 400 Chevy transmission.
The body was done right, and finished in ’96 Corvette blue base with clear coat paint. The interior of this truck was not neglected either, plenty of Dynamat lines the inside of the cab, along with all new wiring and a Vintage Air set up.
The rest of the inside, seats, headliner, and door panels were all stitched in expensive leather. Other custom amenities include an Alpine CD changer, overhead console, and tilt wheel. The inside of the bed is as nice as the rest of the truck, it’s finished in a mahogany wood, with stainless bed strips.
Since the truck was completed, it has received countless trophies, and has been featured in Classic Truck Magazine in 2010. The truck has racked up over 6,000 miles without any problems.