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February 2018
DACC FEATURE TRUCK

In 1994 I sold my 1953 Chevy pick-up to buy a 1955 Chevy pick-up and the search was on!

It took about one year for me to find the right truck.  I was looking for one with a good body and that was not all beat up or rusted out.  After one year of looking at rusted junk, I finally found the right one.  I bought it in Weatherford, Texas on July 4,1995 for $3000.  We loaded up my new ‘old’ toy and headed back to Coppell, Texas.  

When I found the truck it was painted 1979 Ford LTD red.  The paint finish was as smooth as 180 grit sandpaper.  After driving it for three months in stock condition, I decided to update it.  I took it over to my friend Tom Spain at F&S Automotive.  Tom and Tommy installed a 1981 Camaro Z-28 clip on the front end and a 1973 Impala 10 bolt rear axle with 11 inch drum brakes, 3:42 gears and posi-traction.  I pulled a 350/350 combo out of a wrecked 1977 Chevy Monza with rear end damage.  I then found and installed a 1985 Cutlass tilt wheel with a column shift, rewired the truck and drove it home after 10 days!

I drove the truck in that condition for about five years.  I wanted to get all of the mechanical work done before I tore it down for a frame up restoration.  In that five years, I pulled the turbo 350 and out and installed a 200 4R overdrive transmission from Phoenix Transmissions in Weatherford Texas.  Being tired of driving in the slow lane at 55-60 mph I installed a 2500 stall speed converter and had the Drive shaft reworked.  Now I'm in the fast lane going 75-80 mph! Faster when my wife Pat is not with me!

Next the front springs were reworked to lower it.  The rear axle was flipped on top of the springs and the rear springs were reworked to give the truck a 1 1/2" rake.  Then I installed bigger front and rear sway bars for better handling.  To control wheel hop I installed a set of traction bars from No-Limit-Engineering. They did the trick.

I was not happy with the performance of the engine we installed so I pulled it and sold it.  I had a 350 built for me at Larry Sanders Speed and Custom Shop in Fort Worth, Texas.  He started with a 1984 suburban 350 with four bolt mains. He installed 1969 Camaro Z-28 DZ302 heads ported and polished with three angle valve job and a Crane Cam.
 
After five years of work I finally completed the mechanicals; 350/200 4R-Overdrive, air conditioned, power steering, and power front disc brakes.
 
On the inside, a 1996 Chevy pick up seat, CD stereo and three point seatbelts were installed.  In July 2003 we tore it down to a bare frame to start the body work and paint.  Let the fun begin!  What seemed like 1 million holes in the firewall were welded closed with the help of Ross Hanson from Jones, Oklahoma.  We cut out and re-welded new cab corners and replaced a few small rusted out areas in the bottom of both doors caused by the dealer not removing the factory drain plugs during make ready.  After months and months of endless bodywork, the body was finally ready for paint.  Ross and I painted the truck in his 30' x 30' shop.  We made a plastic spray booth which worked out great!   15 months later on Christmas Eve 2004, we loaded the truck on a car dolly and I headed home.  The next step was the interior.  I bought probably the last Rod Doors ABS plastic interior kit consisting of panels, rear cab and headliner panel.  I took the panels to Cash Upholstery in Carrollton, Texas for a new interior.  We used gray tweed fabric for the new panels and seat.  I installed the carpet and the interior was finished, so I thought.  This past summer, after 13 years, I decided I was ready for the tweed to go!  I went to Highland Village Upholstery and had Larry Hankins do his magic with needle and thread.  Larry removed the tweed and we covered everything and gray ultra leather.  The carpet was replaced with black square weave carpet.  Larry did an excellent job for us on the interior!  

Pat and I enjoy taking the truck on trips and to car shows.  This is the first vehicle I've built.  I think it turned out pretty good for an amateur build.  What I learned from this build I applied to my wife's truck, a 1951 Studebaker pick-up that we built.  We drive and enjoy both trucks!
 
Andy and Pat Kuchta
Coppell, Texas 

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2018 Feature Cars


January
Duffy Oyster
1957 Convertible

 

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

 

2017 Feature Cars

January
Larry Myers

'57 Nomad

February
David Hudson
'55 Bel Air Hardtop

March
Diane Bray
'55 Bel Air Hardtop

April
Dale Maddox
'56 Nomad

May
Terry Adams
'57 Bel Air Hardtop

June
Al Burgess
'56 Bel Air Hardtop

July
Joey Truelove
'56 Bel Air Hardtop

August
Duffy Oyster
'55 Bel Air Convertible

September
Roy Bilberry
'55 Bel Air Hardtop

October
Dale Maddox
'56 Nomad

November
Johnny Gentry
'57 Pickup

December
Dennis Fletcher
'55 210 Sedan

 

2016 Feature Cars

January
John Green

'55 Bel Air Sedan

February
Dennis Gormley
'56 Nomad

March
Ken Burton
'56 Bel Air Sedan

April
Joe Angelini
'55 Bel Air Sedan

May
John Gibson
'56 Bel Air Sedan

June
Keith Brogdon
'55 Bel Air Sedan

July
No Feature Car

August
Mike D'Uva
'55 Nomad

September
Charles Haley
'57 Bel Air Sedan

October
John Yoby
'55 210 Sedan

November
Duffy Oyster
'55 Convertible

December
Ed Giolma
'57 Nomad

 

2015 Feature Cars

January
Al Thomson

'57 Convertible

February
Gunnar Grove
'55 Handyman Wagon

March
Carl Mitcham
'57 Convertible

April
Rico Padilla
'57 Bel Air

May
Bobby Wallace
'56 Bel Air

June
Donna Johnson
'57 Convertible

July
Jody Stiff
'55 Bel Air

August
Bill Preston
'57 Corvette

September
Ronnie Ruyle
'56 210 2dr Sedan

October
Patrick Briney
'55 Bel Air 2dr Sedan

November
Marvin Johnson
'55 Bel Air 2dr Hardtop

December
James Lair
'57 150 Sedan

 

2014 Feature Cars

January
Marvin Johnson

'57 Nomad

February
Gina Cammarata
'57 Be Air

March
Joe Angelini
'55 Handyman

April
Jack Stewart
'55 Convertible

May
Marvin Johnson
'57 Bel Air

June
Jac Broussard
'57 Bel Air

July
Terry Sealock
'57 Nomad

August
Bill Lewis
'56 Deluxe Pickup

September
Tom Entrekin
'56 Corvette

October
Donna Thomson
'56 Convertible

November
Mike Reeves
'56 Nomad

December
Jim Baughan
'55 Convertible

 
2013 Feature Cars

January
Don Andre
'57 Bel Air 2dr Hardtop

February
Don Sebert
'56 Corvette

March
Mike Dodson
'56 210 2dr Sedan

April
Dennis Gormley
'55 210 Sedan Drag Racer

May
Sharkey Nelson
'55 Bel Air Hardtop

June
AJ Pilie
'55 Bel Air Hardtop

July
Joe Harrington
'56 Pickup

August
Jim Gary
'55 Bel Air Hardtop

September
Kenneth Taylor
'55 Bel Air Hardtop

October
Don Howard
'56 210 2dr Sedan

November
Tommy Sims
'55 210 2 Dr Sedan

December
Leroyce Jones
'55 Bel Air Hardtop

 

2012 Feature Cars

January
Tom Walker
'56 Sedan Delivery

February
Don Mullins
'57 150 2dr Sedan

March
John Rogers
'56 Nomad

April
Jim Leinart
'55 210 Sedan

May
James Carter
'57 Bel Air

June
Rob Bryngelson
'57 210 Sedan

July
Mike Jones
'55 Bel Air Sedan

August
Jon Ellison
'57 Pickup

September
Jim Leinart
'55 210 Sedan

October
Ken Dobbs
'57 Bel Air Hardtop

November
Rich Purvis
'55 Nomad

December
Philip Romo
'55 Bel Air Sedan

 

2011 Feature Cars

January
Andy Salinas
'56 Bel Air

February
Scott Hengemuhle
'57 Bel Air

March
Joe Mason
'57 210

April
Mike Reeves
'57 Convertible

May
Josh Hart
'55 Bel Air

June
Ed Robertson
'55 Nomad

July
James Sparrow
'56 Bel Air

August
Mike Russell
'56 210

September
Top 5 Lone Star Picks

October
Jim Leinart
'55 Bel Air

November
David Sherman
'55 Nomad

December
Michael Brown
'57 Convertible

 

2010 Feature Cars

January
Larry Freeman

'56 Convertible

February
Michael Brown
'55 Bel Air Hardtop

March
Ray Langford
'57 Bel Air Hardtop

April
Billy Walker
'55 Drag Racer

May
Terry Sealock
'57 Convertbile

June
Carl Soeffker
'55 Pedal Car

July
Tom McGee
'55 Bel Air Sedan

August
Scott Hengemuhle
'55 Bel Air Hardtop

September
Bryan Greenfield
'56 210 Sedan

October
Larry Rogers
'57 210 Sedan

November
Mike Bresler
'55 210 Sedan

December
Terry Hitch
'57 Nomad

 

2009 Feature Cars

January
Doug Pedersen

'55 Bel Air Hardtop

February
Bennie Zimmerman

'57 Cameo Pickup

March
Ralph Sandlin

'57 210 Wagon

April
Bob Caruth

'56 Bel Air Hardtop

May
Glen South
'57 210 Sedan

June
Brian Sherwood
'55 1st Series 3100 Pickup

July
James Carson
'57 Bel Air Hardtop

August
Marvin Cowden
'55 Bel Air Sedan

September
Loren Baxter
'56 Bel Air Hardtop

October
Mark Baker
'55 210 Sedan

November
Michael Brown
'57 Corvette

December
Geoff Clark
'55 Handyman Wagon

 

2008 Feature Cars

January
Debbie Guido

'57 Bel Air Sedan

February
Tim Page

'57 Bel Air Station Wagon

March
Greg Strader

'55 Bel Air Sedan

April
Stu Jacobs

'55 Bel Air Hardtop

May
Terry Box

'55 Bel Air Sedan

June
Rex Buzan

'55 Bel Air Hardtop

July
Joe Sanders

'57 Bel Air Hardtop

August
Mike Dodson

'56 Nomad

September
Irv Engelbrecht

'55 210 Sedan

October
Bill Raley

'56 Pickup

November
Bob Brandenburg

'57 Bel Air Sedan

December
Tommy Simmons

'57 210 9 Pass Beauville Wagon

 

2007 Feature Cars

January
Lorenzo Castillo
'55 210 Sedan

February
Phil Haynes

'57 150 Sedan

March
Joe Ortega

'57 Bel Air Hardtop

April
Robert Black

'55 Sedan

May
Ben Weehunt

'57 Bel Air Hardtop

June
Jim Sellstrom

'55 Bel Air Sedan

July
Bob Smolik

'57 Bel Air Hardtop

August
Mike Reeves

'55 Bel Air Hardtop

September
Larry Epperson

'57 Bel Air 4dr Hdtp

October
Mike Cook

'55 Convertible

November
Don Clark

'56 Nomad

December
James Carter

'57 Bel Air Hardtop

 

2006 Feature Cars

January
Jim Conkle
'55 Bel Air Sedan

February
Nick Roppollo
'56 Bel Air Sedan

March
Dennis Gormley
'55 210 Sedan

April
George Caruth

'57 Sedan Delivery

May
Bob Vaughan

'57 Bel Air Hardtop

June
Doyle Irick

'57 Cameo Pickup

July
Mark Lamkin

'55 Bel Air Hardtop

August
Ralph Ellis

'57 Convertible

September
Chuck Rader

'57 Bel Air Hardtop

October
Dan Bunch

'57 Bel Air Sedan

November
Frank Makarauskas

'57 210 Sedan

December
Carl Mitcham

'57 Bel Air Hardtop

 

2005 Feature Cars
January
John Rush
'56 210 Sedan
February
Sharkey Nelson
'57 Limo
March
Joe Gaikoski
'56 Convertible
April
Dean Schmidt
'57 Bel Air Hardtop
May
Lewis Reynolds
'55 210 Sedan
June
Tom Walker
'57 Bel Air Hardtop
July
George Johnson
'56 Nomad
August
Sonny Poteet
'55 Bel Air Hardtop
September
Alan Strong
'57 150 Sedan
October
Rodney Nevils
'56 Corvette
November
Tom Blackburn
'57 Bel Air Hardtop
December
Dennis Lind
'57 Bel Air Hardtop

 

2004 Feature Cars
January - none February - none March - none April
Steve Pratt
'55 Bel Air Sedan
May
Larry Rollow
'57 210 Sedan
June
Marvin Johnson
'56 Bel Air Hardtop
July
Kevin Brown
'56 210 Sedan
August
David Graves
'55 Bel Air Hardtop
September
BJ Bucher
'57 150 Sedan
October
Greg Hedum
'55 Bel Air Hardtop
November
Bill Preston
56 Nomad
December
Ron Davis
'55 Bel Air Hardtop

 

 


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