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Roughly 20 years ago, Fil Aguirre bought a '40 GMC pickup and drove it with pleasure for many years. During that time it was hard for Fil to tell what he liked more-the truck or the smiles it put on people's faces. As time went by, the harsh ride of the original stiff suspension took the fun out of being behind the wheel and he contemplated selling the truck until his family, friends, and customers protested.
Even though Fil got the GMC with a 327 Chevy and an automatic installed, he decided if he were to keep the '40 that the ride would have to be much easier on his backside. Growing up in the old-school 1960's Southern California hot rod industry, Fil decided to "just" put the Jimmy body on a '94 S10 4x4 chassis complete with its stock 4.3L V-6 drivetrain. This was, of course, a much more involved project than he imagined.
After seven years of evening and weekend work, not to mention life's normal interruptions, Fil's dream ride was realized. As he says it, "It seems to have fulfilled my wildest expectations." We couldn't be happier for him. Nice job Fil!