Driving home one year from Hot August Nights the wind kicked up in the middle of the desert and the fresh paintjob suffered from sand and rock damage. This time he thought it would be a great opportunity to repaint the truck in PPG Henna Red and add some scallops to the hood and bed. The second paintjob turned out to be nicer than Dennis could have imagined. Not bad for a home enthusiast. In fact, I would let him paint my truck!CT

Dennis & Joyce O’Connell

Brentwood, California
1955 Ford F-100


Frame: modified stock
Modifications: front clip
Rearend / Ratio: 9” / 3.25
Rear suspension: drop leaf
Rear brakes: Ford 11” disc
Front suspension: Thunderbird
Front brakes: Thunderbird
Steering box: Thunderbird
Front wheels: American Racing Torq-Thrust II 15x7
Rear wheels: American Racing Torq-Thrust II 15x10
Front tires: BFGoodrich Radial T/A 235/60R15
Rear tires: BFGoodrich Radial T/A 285/70R15
Gas tank: stock tank in cab w/ Triangle Engineering under bed


Engine: Ford 429 bored to 435 by Skip Govia Racing Engines of Hayward, CA
Heads: Ford Dove C with SS valves
Valve covers: Ford SVO
Manifold: Edelbrock
Ignition: Mallory Unilite distributor w/ Promaster coil and 6A ignition box
Headers: Mad Dog Ford Galaxy headers
Exhaust / Mufflers: 3” custom
Transmission: Ford C-6 built by Shucks Transmissions of Dublin, CA
Modifications: shift kit
Shifter: Lokar


Style: F-100
Fenders front: stock
Hood: stock
Grille: stock
Bed: stock w/ cover
Bodywork and paint by: owner painted, scallops by the late Cary Greenwood
Paint type / Color: PPG / Henna Red
Headlights / Taillights: stock
Outside mirrors: stock
Bumpers: stock front will holes filled, SS rear


Dashboard: stock
Gauges: Sacramento Vintage Ford
Air conditioning: Hot Rod Air
Stereo: hidden
Steering wheel: Grant Elite GT 14”
Steering column: Flaming River
Seats: re-covered stock
Upholstery by: owner
Material / Color: vinyl / black
Carpet: black loop