This 1935 Ford Pickup is Barn Find Gold
Barn finds are typically associated with rusted out, parted out, and almost unrecognizable vehicles, but this 1935 Ford pickup truck is exactly the opposite of that.
California resident, Brooks Laudin, is the current proud owner of this sweet ride, and the only one dating all the way back to 1973. That’s when this pickup truck first went into storage, and remained there for none other than 40 years.
After four decades of barn-sitting, Brooks decided to pull the truck out for good, given the fact the paint and most other components had oddly remained in excellent shape. Though there was one problem. The engine under the hood was a Chevy, and not a Ford!
At that time, Brooks made the decision to put a Ford in his Ford, and the 350 Chevy was pulled out and replaced with an ex-Cobra, 302 motor directly from Ford Performance, and built by Dave Drolle. The new engine features Edelbrock heads, Webber carburetors and Dynoes at over 500 horsepower.
Other upgrades necessary to bring it up to modern standards include, Koni shocks, SSBC brakes, modern gauges and other touches across the cabin. To wrap things up, this 1935 Ford pickup was painted primarily sage green, with black fenders and a subtle and delicate pinstripe across the belt line.
Although it’s still a full restoration job, the excellent condition in which the truck was preserved for over 40 years made things much easier for al parties involved. In the end, Brooks has a sweet new pickup, and the world gained another hot rod!