I had always dreamed of owning a truck that was born the same time I was. I finally found one - a 1948 Chevy 5 window Deluxe that is 3 months younger than me. When I brought her home, she was in decent shape, but rust had eaten away at her some, the bed was gone, the brakes were shot and she needed a lot of work.
After years of work and lots of money, I now have a truck I can be proud of. She sports a 235 cid motor bored .030 over with a mild cam, dual 1bbl carbs, headers and dual exhausts. Four wheel power disk brakes and gas shocks support a body lowered four inches, with a 5 speed floor shift manual and a 3.73 limited slip rear that allows her to run 65 with the big boys. She turns heads everywhere I go, and makes me proud that I was able to bring her back to life.