Sweet Street Rod #2!
If one is good two has to be better, right? Well at least that’s what I think when we received such an overwhelming response to the “PolynesianSpectacle/Tiki T” from Doug Weigel. So, in lieu of a Builders Showrooms “Pick of the Week”, this week I’m bringing you a Doug Weigel two’fer. This time time it’s a all steel 1916 Ford Model T milk truck. Yep a Hot Rod milk truck. This vehicular virtuoso knows no boundaries when it comes to creating one of a kind rides. When talking about the evolution of this trick truck Weigel said "If there's no plans, you can't make any mistakes. The milk truck was built in 90 days"... "some people have said you think outside the box, you can think outside the truck. I'm fortunate" , and so are we Mr. Weigel.
The French Broad Dairy Model T was fashioned after the trucks that were used on Weigel's grandfather's dairy farm, located on the French Broad River in Knoxville, TN. The truck is painted with both the original name and phone number of the dairy, but me thinks the modern treatment would blow Weigel's grandpa's mind; particularly from the firewall forward. It’s got a blown Chevy 350, 400 trans and 8.8 Ford rear-end. The aluminum milk jugs, breathers and interior were and just about every other dang thing were all hand fabricated by Doug. I’d say this is one heck of a tribute!
Growing up on the dairy farm clearly left a lasting impression. I would happily pay the extra delivery charge to have this baby bring me my moo juice very week. This thing's “Got Milk” and then some! Genius.
Things are finally starting to heat up in our neck of the woods and that only means one thing. We be hitting the road soon- very soon!
Till the next time - Keep on Kruzin!