Me: Eric Di Fate
Location: St. Louis, MO
My story: As a high school kid I'd always thought trucks from the late 40's to mid 50's were just plain cool. Ford, Dodge, Chev, GMC, etc ... loved em all, tho I was particularly drawn to the looks of the Advanced Design trucks.
Fast forward 25 or so years, I've owned more than a handful of vintage cars and motorcycles, and about 20 or more vintage and antique bicycles ... but never a truck. My wife would tell me I still get giddy like a kid every time I see one on the road or in a lot. "Catch up!" or "Pull over!" I'd always say.
Then one recent Friday evening, out of the blue, she tells me she found a truck on craigslist, emailed the owner and that I needed to follow up. I was blown away! ...she never much cared for the Stingray I drove when we first met or the '48 Schwinn I restored for her when we wanted to go for a bicycle ride back when we were dating. Long story short, by that Saturday we had plans to see it and by Sunday morning we had our new 1951 Chevy 3100 at home in the garage.
My truck: Mostly, if not all, original and runs great but needs a new clutch bad. Gonna be doing 99% of the work myself including the body. ...I'm a wrencher, not a body guy ... fingers crossed that my welding turns out decent.http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5051/5503942575_fa6eea25aa_b.jpg
More pics in my flickr account.http://www.flickr.com/photos/ericdifate/sets/72157626211938122/