Harvey Beers built this '38 Dodge Brothers pickup, the last year to use the Dodge Brothers moniker, in his single-car garage in Allentown, Pennsylvania. The drivetrain consists of a 440 Six Pack engine backed by a 727 trans, narrowed rearend, and independent suspension. Other highlights include power windows and door locks, keyless entry, power steering, power disc brakes, and air conditioning. Quite an improvement over what the original $600 purchase price in 1938 got you!

Ed Skomdahl has owned this '32 Ford pickup for 42 years and is also a longtime subscriber. Ed fabricated a bed cover by chopping down an existing shell to fit the Deuce bed. The whole unit flips up to expose storage space with a full Rat Fink painting on the underside. To quote Ed himself, "Not too shabby for an 80-year-old rodder!"

Talk about a barn find! Rodger Hoyt of Central Point, Oregon, gets the barn find of the month award for this photo of him and a few buddies retrieving his '31 Ford pickup out of a hayloft.

Eight short years later and Rodger's pickup is resurrected and back on the street. Rodger says he didn't even know how to weld before he replaced all the rusty panels on the hay hauler. He used TCI components to assemble the frame, which consists of four-link suspension fore and aft, with a monoleaf transverse spring up front and a pair of coilovers hanging of the 8-inch Ford rearend.

Inspired by a previous "Early Iron" comment we made of another '38 Ford pickup as being one of the "ugliest trucklings" of all time, Mike Rudy set out to prove that those ugly ducks can become beautiful swans. Mike placed the stock body on an '80 Dodge Ram chassis and plans to put airbags at all four corners as well as a new set of wheels really soon. Being a bodyman by trade, Mike's truck received more than just a "shave 'n' a haircut." Three inches were taken off the top, while the fenders were lowered and bobbed, and the rest of the body was devoid of any trim of handles.