1940 Ford Pickup of George Poteet by FastLane


(from FastLane Rod Shop)  George bought this truck several years back on the Power Tour. He put plenty of enjoyable miles on it, making several updates to it along the way. The black primer with the flames really made for a cool ride. He decided that it was time for a quick redo and some paint We pulled the TPI/700r4 and replaced it with a FastBurn 385hp crate motor with a 5 speed. We're using a Classic Instruments gauge cluster similiar to the one in his 5 window which will really compliment the black and white tuck and roll interior. Dupont HotHues gold with some cream and black stripping will top this little truck off! It was out on the road for the 2005 rodding season racking up plenty of miles!


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 ½” 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

  • BODY

    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

  • FastLane Rod Shop, located in Donahue, Iowa, has built a number of award-winning customs. They specialize in ground-up projects built in a traditional Hot Rod style.

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