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in­stalled and ad­justed to keep pres­sure be­low 40 psi. The 3-inch turbo-back ex­haust sys­tem was built by a lo­cal shop, Car­ranco & Sons Tire and Muf­fler, with its tailpipe sec­tion in­te­grated into the cen­ter, lower por­tion of the truck’s flatbed.

Steel & Wood­work

Since he is a welder and fab­ri­ca­tor by trade, it’s no sur­prise that Galas crafted the truck’s flatbed him­self. Over­built in nearly ev­ery way, it’s con­structed of 3/8-inch-wall steel and mounts to the frame via 2x2-inch, 0.25-inch-wall square tub­ing. Galas also worked his magic on the di­a­mond plate front bumper, hand-crafted the rear bumper, fab­ri­cated his own tube steps and even built the tool­box. Break­ing away from all the steel work, the flatbed’s wooden side pan­els help re­mind ev­ery­one that this Cummins-pow­ered beast was born in the Baby Boomer era.

Clas­sis Work Truck

Two years in the mak­ing, Tim Galas’s ’52 Ford is an eye-catch­ing piece of machin­ery. From the hand-built flatbed and bumpers

 Un­der the hood of Tim Galas’s Ford you’ll find an un­touched ’97 model year 12-valve Cummins. Aside from a set of larger in­jec­tors—and even though he semi-dis­as­sem­bled the 5.9L in or­der to pow­der­coat ev­ery­thing a Dark Cherry hue—no in­ter­nal up­grades...

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