Scott Creager
Central California

1951 Dodge Pickup

Scott Creager is the rightfully proud owner of this ’51 Dodge five-window. Scott’s dad bought it back in 1973 with the intention of restoring it--unfortunately he never got around to it. But, after sitting in the yard for nearly 25 years, Scott picked up the ball and began a long--very long--rodstoration. He started out by stripping the sheetmetal off the chassis and refurbishing it a little at a time. Scott added a Volar front clip and rearend assembly. Once the chassis was modernized he dropped a 318 backed by a 904 transmission between the framerails.

With the foundation and driveline handled Scott went to work straightening the body and readying the old Dodge for paint. Scott coated the Dodge with multiple coats of glass-smooth bright red urethane that really pops with its shiny billet five-spokes. An equal amount of effort and expertise were expended on the interior, too. The pickup’s modified stock dash holds a set of aftermarket instruments, billet trim, and a powerful stereo system as well. The finishing touches have to be the fresh new upholstery and power windows, which give the ol’ truck the comfort of a new one.