Owner: Al Lopez – Arizona
With nothing but a carport to keep the Arizona heat to a minimum, you could say I am a true back yard mechanic. All restoration of this truck took place in my backyard.
The drive train was donated by a 77 Chevy Camaro, a 350/350 combo, 3.71 gear ratio rear end, and a mustang II independent front suspension with disk brakes and rack n pinion power steering.
I want to thank Alvin Parris for his encouragement through e-mails and phone calls, to C.G. Chavira and Cisco Lopez for all their help in disassembling, welding and installation of heavy parts and to my son Cesar for helping with heavier parts and acting as parts runner. My thanks also goes to my brothers in law Pablo Olide and Lucio Cepeda for helping with body work and spraying the cab Cobalt Blue and to Juan (Jack) Ramirez for helping with the installation of the wood and assembly of the bed. Most of all thanks to my lovely wife Mary for providing us with all the sandwiches and lemonade during the hot days we worked hard during this project, also thanks to the staff of Jim Carter for supplying us with the parts needed to complete the restoration.