George Poteet's 1940 Ford Pickup Specs




Pro's Pick, Goodguys Indy 2005

Goodguys Period Perfect Pick, Goodguys Indy 2005

Rod and Custom Top 10 Pick, Goodguys DesMoines 2005

Classic Trucks Top 10 Pick, Goodguys Columbus 2005



Classic Trucks Magazine, June 2006

Rod and Custom Magazine, February 2006




Frame  Stock frame with Chassis Engineering crossmember kit, along with some modifications by FastLane Rod Shop, black powder coated, chrome bolts throughout

Rearend  9 Ford Posi with Chassis Engineering leaf springs, TCI sway bar all black powder coated, chrome Pete and Jakes rear shocks

Gear ratio  3.55   

Make /year of front end  Heidt Mustang II, Narrowed control arms, powder coated black 

Stainless brake and fuel lines by FastLane Rod Shop

Wilwood Proportioning valve

Hydralic clutch linkage by FastLane Rod Shop, using a Chevy truck belhousing and wilwood master cylinder

Steering  Mustange II Rack and Pinion

Brakes front  discs, rear drums 

Wheels  - Front  Steelies 15X5   Rear  Steelies, 15X8   

Hubcaps - '56 Olds

Brand & size of tires front Coker wide white radials, 165/15  Rear  Coker wide white radials, 235/75 X 15



Make  Chevy Small Block FastBurn 385hp 350 Crate  Year  2004   Displacement  350

Intake manifold   Edelbrock Performer Air Gap Permastar coated 

Carburetor(s)  Barry Grant Demon      Air cleaner  OBrien Truckers Oval, painted fins

Valve covers C. Cook Enterprises         Ignition  HEI 

Headers/mufflers  HPC  headers / stainless Flowmaster mufflers, 2 exhaust using donuts TIG welded/sanded smooth (by FastLane), then JetHot Coated 

Other engine modifications  Block/heads completely smoothed, , Vintique overflow tank,  powermaster  alternator,  Zoops pulleys

Dyno/estimated horsepower  385   



Make/year of transmission  Tremec 5 speed 

Shifter handmade arm using '64 Ford Galaxy T-handle

Make/type of clutch  McLeod   Drive Shaft Sadler Drive Train 



Modifications Done by FastLane Rod Shop  

Describe body modifications  Added cowl vent back to previously filled cowl along with custom latching assembly, custom tailgate latch, sunken tonneu cover, rear rolled pan, shortened rear bumper brackets (4"), fenders/running boards all fit to body using no welting, by FastLane Rod Shop

Type/color of paint  Dupont Hot Hues/ Pacific Gold, basecoat/clearcoat

Painted by  FastLane Rod Shop  

Make/year lights front  '39 Ford rings and buckets,  Rear  32 with custom made brackets with hiddin wires

Outside mirrors - SoCal Swan Necks

Bob Drake chrome bumpers, grill and all trim

Chroming done by The Chrome Shop, Rock Island Illinois

Pinstriping by Josh Shaw

All glass cut by Larry Utsinger at Kryger Glass


Upholstery material Leather   Color  White with black piping

Done by Steve Ralfs    City/State  Durant, Iowa

Dash  '40 Pickup with handmade faux speaker grill, handmade glovebox

Wiring  Centech Stainless panel/FastLane Rod Shop wiring

Instruments  Custom gauge panel by Classic Instruments,  color matched with custom fonts and Camel Toe racing Logo

Seats Seat made by Billy Tunnel, seat tray lowered 2 1/2" at FastLane

Type of steering wheel  Cresliner downsized by Dennis Crooks at Steering Wheel Restorations, horn button restored and painted to match by FastLane, Limeworks column and column drop, horning chromed by John Wrights Custom Chrome Plating in Grafton Ohio

Air conditioning  Vintage Air Super Cooler with custom made vents

Special interior features  chrome  windshield garnish mouldings, one off gauge panel, custom armrest by Steve Ralfs, handmade air vents, timed blinkers by Watson Street Works, all knobs painted to match