Hi everyone, Scotty Hamm here, finally doing my readers ride.My truck came to being mine in the fall of last year but before I get to that I'll tell you the story of the truck . It was the first V8 swapped truck I've ever seen, prior to that I wasn't knowledgeable about almost anything that I am now when it comes to trucks, cars or anything mechanically related.
3 years pass and life continued on. Life happens like it always does and my mother had lost her long battle with cancer. Once I was able to function again, I used some of the money I received to buy a hotrod. I looked at a few hack job Nova's and was talking to my dad about them.
"That little blue truck you like is for sale up the street"
My mouth dropped and I immediately drove straight to the guys house. I've never had that gut wrenching butterfly feeling over a machine in my whole life but god was it there when I walked up. It was like seeing bigfoot. It was beautiful, Admiral blue, huge M/T tires in the rear and under the hood wasn't the small block I was expecting.
"Yeah brother, this is a 496 stroker"
My mouth dropped, I didn't even know at that time you could do that to a BBC.
Long story less long, I bought the truck for $9000.
I got the 496, with a B&M built TH350, custom interior with racing seats and outfitted with a slew of Autometer gages, a full tub rear end, Ford 9" with 4.11 gearing, 40 spline strange axles, 33x21.50 M/T Sportsman pros and much much more for under 5 digits was a complete and total steal.
I have used the wisdom my long lost father has given me to make the beast mine with a bunch of modifications, a top end rebuild that cost me over $3k and I used my mothers money to finance everything. It was a culmination of my parents love for me to own this amazing 1st gen Sonoma.
I now have something that I am teaching my children how to work on and starting my own V8 S-Series tradition. This has brought my son and I especially close. He came from a very harsh world before I got custody of him and his sister from their mother. This was a blessing for my family and a very good start to the healing process for my kids as well as myself.
This truck is very special to me, and it shall continue to be so for years to come.Every V8 swap S-Series truck has a story to tell, build or buy your own and have your own story to tell someday.