From the beginning I've always viewed CLASSIC TRUCKS as a venue where our readers deserve just as good of a chance at seeing their own homebuilt trucks between our covers as professional big-name builders. Heck, it's my belief (as well as actual fact) that it's you folks who keep CT alive by subscribing and/or picking us up on the newsstand every month. And above and beyond that, it's also you folks who spend your hard-earned dollars supporting our advertisers by purchasing and using their wares-thus making the hobby healthier and more growth-oriented each day.
Over the past few months we've received tons of CDs containing images and info regarding your own classic pickups. Most of these have been sent in hopes of having them included in our Classic Cruiser's section-and we just love getting them and doing our best to share 'em with the rest of the world. That said the response has been so great that we'd never get to show anywhere near all of these submissions in 12 issues. So, with that in mind, I've devoted a few pages of this issue to you, the real driving force behind CT.
So take a bit of time to peruse the following pages and check out some of your fellow reader's classic trucks. We hope you enjoy checking them out as much as we enjoy sharing them. And don't be disappointed if your submission didn't make it this time around as there will be ample opportunity in the future. Keep those CDs and info coming, as you all deserve your moment in the spotlight. After all-CT is your magazine.
Holland, Michigan's Steve Mosterd was kind enough to share a few images of his way-cool '55 First-Series GMC. Steve's pickup utilizes a modified stock frame that's been fitted with a '78 Camaro front stub and a Competition Engineering four-link and coilovers out back. Powering the Jimmy is a stout small-block Chevy backed by a TH400 and a 9-inch Ford rear. The pickup's exterior has been massaged back into pristine shape and treated to shaved door handles and fuel filler neck. Steve's list of aftermarket components used in the build reads like an advertiser listing in CT with components anywhere from American Racing to Tanks and almost everyone in between.