Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Chevy Truck From Tunnel Hill














B.J.Wright of Tunnel Hill, Georgia sent me some photos, this is a quick sketch. Thanks, B.J.!
The far fender is loose and the headlight has been pushed up by the board-thats my story and I'm sticking to it.

12 comments:

W. K. Moore said...

Ron.. is that a 54 or 52..? I had a red one of those with the little rounded side windows in the back. It had vacuum windshield wipers and a floor starter. It was cool but I was too lazy to fix it up. Imagine a 29 year old kid in Arizona knocking around - wild, reckless, broke... but living life all the way up. Your painting brought that back.. thanks man!

ron said...

You're welcome. We had fun today.

W. K. Moore said...

Hell yeah.. we did!

Michele Beaulieu said...

Ron, I owned this truck. Yes Bill, it was a '54. I adored the floor starter button. Mine was a 5 window with the two little curved windows on the back. Yes, going up a hill, you would lose the vaccuum pressure & the windshield wipers would not work uphill. I bought mine in Natalia, Texas and drove it to Santa Monica CA and actually got a speeding ticket on the way. When my Calif mechanic saw it he did nothing but laugh and said it was held together with bailing wire! I fixed mine up, drove it for 5 years and sold it for a pretty fair amount of money (to my shock). Everytime I see one, my heart skips a beat. I would have kept it because it was very zippy but it would pop into neutral on the freeway (no fun in Calif). You need to put this painting aside for me and send me an email with the price.

ron said...

hang on, I'll find a proper wrap around model and I'll do that.

Cara Dawn Romero said...

Love,love love your work! I found you through such a series of clicks that would make you dizzy. But it ended with Robin Wiess's page. Great stuff - I'm storing your address so I can return.

Cara Dawn Romero said...

Please allow me to correct myself - Robins last name is Weiss. Sorry Robin!

ron said...

Thanks for stopping by, Cara, there's generally quite a bit of silliness in the comment department of this blog, mainly on my part, but I also have several accomplices who make it a lot of fun. Feel free to participate. I ride a 1981 FLH which I restored myself.

bj said...

Wow! The old truck looks just great! It is the one my husband, Dave, wants to make into a 'rat rod'. That means frame, running gear, engine are top notch, but you leave the body kind of junky. Lots of fun. You did a GREAT job of giving the truck lots of personality. :o)

ron said...

TThanks,B.J., I love rat rods.

kee said...

Ron, Nice painting. I like the brushworks through out the truck's body. Cool truck.

ron said...

Thanks, Kee.