CLASSIC LINES, CUMMINS POWER
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...