This 1968 Chevy pickup was owned by a guy that came to work for us. Right after high school, at 19 years old, he joined the military and ended up doing some very serious black art, top secret stuff. After 4-5 years of that hardcore lifestyle, he came home with a serious case of PTSD and had this truck. I had always wanted to build a rat rod, respecting what those guys did to them, and have a rat rod as a parts truck. But then I realize that I just wasn’t capable of building a compromised rat rod, o we did a full frame-off on it and ended up replacing almost all the sheetmetal, and the project snowballed into what it is now. What originally was a 6-cylinder 3-speed, longbed now has a 383 small-block with Holley Sniper fuel injection, a 4L80 transmission, Ride Tech suspension, Dakota Digital gauges and more, and we’re looking for a vintage-looking animal trailer to pull behind it. So it looks like my daughter Annabelle will be using it as her daily driver when she turns 16.