Keep on Truckin’

New Zealand Classic Car - - Behind The Garage Door -

This 1937 Ford Bar­rel Nose truck is cur­rently un­der restora­tion at Ob­ses­sion Mus­cle­cars in Mata­mata. It is still run­ning a flat­head V8 en­gine mated to a three-speed man­ual gear­box and, as you can see, it was a nice truck when Ian and his team started the restora­tion. Most of the work es­sen­tially in­volved at­tend­ing to older re­pairs, many of them patched over the orig­i­nal pan­els. The old, re­paired pan­els were re­moved and re­placed with freshly re­fab­ri­cated ones.

The truck is owned by a lo­cal busi­ness­man, Neil Dal­ton, one of the big­gest em­ploy­ers in the area. Neil first owned this truck when he was just 16 years old, and it was given to him by his fa­ther as his first car. He has owned the Ford on and off ever since. The Ford is now be­ing re­turned to its orig­i­nal colour, and we look for­ward to putting to­gether a full fea­ture on it when it’s com­plete.

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