Hand Jive

This 1929 Roadster Pick-Up belongs to Gregg Pellicer of South Daytona, Fl. It’s an all hand formed body and pick-up bed built at home using a brake, shrinker/stretcher and bead roller with all the curves being hand formed around an oxygen bottle and his leg!

It’s powered by a 350/350 Chevy combo out of a 1978 Z-28. Exhaust gases are handled by an old cut up 35 Ford driveshaft and 1-3/4 mandrel bent tubes. Cooled by a 65 Mustang radiator it’s as reliable as anything he’s ever owned.

This combo was then set in an all hand-made frame that he formed in a friends shop who had a steel surface plate so he could be sure she was straight and true. The engine features a Holly 600 carb, Holley fuel pump, Cal Custom valve covers with breathers and an early 60’s Speedway Motors air cleaner. An E-Z wiring harness fires her up and Autometer gauges keeps him informed of what’s going on.

The front end consists of a Super Bell axle with a 4”drop, 48 Ford wishbones, 54 Ford F1 brakes and shock mounts as well as an early S-10 rear end. A 64 Chrysler donated its steering box which was then converted to side steer. It rolls on Firestone F560/165R15’s up front and 31” tall Uniroyals 3x10.5/R15 truck tires out back on steelies with chrome bullets & lug nuts.

For the interior, he chose to hand make the Copper spoke steering wheel, dash, pedals and ring around the shifter boot. He bought a shifter (Unknown make) at a swap meet and brazed two spider gears together for a shifter knob.

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