Mike Cahill of Colorado Springs, Colorado, dropped me a line recently in regard to his homebuilt ’61 Ford Unibody. Mike’s Grandfather bought the pickup for him back in 1975 when he was in high school.

After numerous attempts to “fix it up” (you know how 16-year-old boys are), it got parked. Thirty-five years and four children later Mike finally scraped the funds and the time (thanks to his wife Diane) together to do it right. Since free time was a major factor in the trucks rodstoration mike enlisted Rob DeMasters from Muscle Car Metal Crafters to do the lions share of the work ( chassis, body and paint, fabrication, etc …) and Sal Difazio from Paint, Power and Trim (the interior) since he couldn’t handle it all himself. As you can see, Mike’s unibody came out great, and with updates like Fat Man MII-style front suspension, a Jon Barrett 347-cube stroker engine, Vintage Air air conditioning, Billet Specialties wheels and steering wheel, and an ididit column, it’s no wonder the ’61 is such a nice piece. Mike is rightfully pleased with the result and says his UPS driver is pretty happy that the truck has been completed as well! CT

If you have a Classic Cruiser and want to see it here, email at least six high-resolution photos and background info to the email address above, or mail prints to: Classic Trucks, Attn: Jim Rizzo, 1733 Alton Pkwy., Irvine, CA 92606.