CLAS­SIC LINES, CUMMINS POWER

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to the tilt hood to the unique touches in the in­te­rior, it’s a one-off, blue-col­lar-built rig that could eas­ily win the show n’ shine. But make no mis­take—he didn’t power his first-gen­er­a­tion Ford with a 5.9L so it could be a show­piece. Even with newer trucks at his dis­posal, Galas tasks the ’52 with half of his tow­ing du­ties, along with driv­ing it four days a week. “It’s not a trailer queen—i run it around town, haul my mud truck and swamp buggy with it, and also use it to tow my goose­neck camper,” he con­firms. “I use it as a work truck, which ex­plains why it’s not as pretty as it should be.”

Can you imag­ine how cool this thing looks tot­ing a swamp buggy into the mud park? So can we!

 Galas’s good friend and elec­tron­ics guru Ed Bar­nett helped in­te­grate the donor 48RE trans­mis­sion be­hind the 12-valve. The four-speed slush­box is equipped with a shift kit in the valve body, a Derale Per­for­mance ex­tra ca­pac­ity trans­mis­sion pan and an...

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