Saturday, October 16, 2010

Jack Pulliam

1966 Ford Fairlane GT

My cousin Jack, who lives in Arizona, spent three years looking for just the right car for him to rebuild. He found it in Greene, Iowa. Bringing it back to the desert, he spent the next three years cutting and welding to get rid of the rust that had accumulated in this vehicle's earlier life in Minnesota. As you can see in these photos, Jack did an awesome job that he says continues even as he tries to drive the wheels off it. He even drove all the way to Nevada to show off his GT's badass stance at this year's Hot August Nights in Reno.

Powered by the stock big block 390, this GT has none of the girly amenities like power steering or power brakes that tend to weigh down less serious muscle cars. That has tended to inhibit his daughters somewhat from asking to borrow the car (smart choice Jack). But ever the caring father, Jack is currently restoring a '66 Fairlane GTA ragtop that sports all the power gizmos plus air conditioning and even an automatic transmission. What an old softie.