R. E. Miller's 1955 Ford

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As it appeared in 1960.
Miller's Ford as it appeared in 1961.

1955 Ford Pickup truck restyled by Joe Bailon of Bailon Custom Shop in Hayward, California for R.E. Miller. Miller's truck was nosed, decked and shaved for door handles. He reshaped the grille cavity, and made the grille from conduit tubing. The canted headlights were from a 1958 Ford pickup. The custom integrated taillights originated from a 1956 Chevrolet Corvette. The bumpers were removed, and replaced with roll pans. The rear fenders were from a 1956 Chevrolet pickup. Bailon made a new tailgate, and upholstered the running boards. The car was fit with chromed reversed wheels, along with dual Appleton spotlights. The truck was powered by a completely chromed 1958 Chevrolet Impala engine. Once the bodywork was complete, it was painted white with purple scallops.[1]

Magazine Features and Appearances

Custom Cars January 1960
Trend Book 197 Custom Cars 1961 Annual



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