F A C T S & F I G U R E S
Ken Kennedy Braidwood, Illinois
1929 Ford pickup truck

CHASSIS
Year / Manufacturer 1929 Ford
Wheelbase 103"
Modifications boxed 'rails, custom crossmembers
Chassis plumbing steel
Rearend '40 Ford w/ Halibrand centersection
Rear suspension leaf springs
Rear brakes '41 Lincoln
Front suspension Super Bell dropped tube w/ '40 Ford spindles & front springs
Front brakes Mustang Super Bell setup, early Ford pedal assembly
Master cylinder Mustang, Volvo booster
Steering box Mustang
Front wheel make, size American Racing (Rancho Dominguez, CA) Torque-Thrust, 15x6
Rear wheel make, size American Racing Torque-Thrust, 15x8
Front tire make, size BFG Radial TA, 155/80R15
Rear tire make, size BFG Radial TA, 255/70R15
Gas tank 16-gal by Jake

ENGINE
Make 1965 Chevrolet V-8
Displacement 327ci
Machining / Assembly Jerry Kugel
Radiator Jim Babbs, custom built unpressurized
Valve covers early Edelbrock (Torrance, CA)
Manifold / Induction early Edelbrock Streetmaster manifold, 600-cfm Carter AFB
Ignition / Wires early Chevy PerTronix, stock type wires
Headers GM ram horn
Exhaust / Mufflers Jake-built 2" steel exhaust w/ gutted megaphones

TRANSMISSION
Make 1978 GM Turbo 350
Shifter Mustang
Driveshaft custom-made, short shaft

BODY
Body style / Material closed-cab steel body
Body manufacturer Ford Motor Company
Hood Rootlieb (Turlock, CA) steel
Grille Ford shell w/ accessory Motometer temp gauge cap
Bodywork Don Thelan
Paint type / Color R&M Gold lacquer
Painter Don Thelan
Headlights / Taillights '29 Ford / handmade from tuna cans & brass stock
Outside mirrors original hinge mounts
Other body items original brass handles & some body smoothing by Jake & Don Thelan

INTERIOR
Insert / Gauges SW gauges
Wiring Painless installed by Ken Kennedy
Steering wheel handmade by Jake
Steering column early Ford
Upholsterer Ed Martinez, 1965
Material / Color black vinyl
Carper black wool
Other Interior Items top upholstery by Lena Jacobs (Mom) w/ Jake in '65