“Dress Blues” – Second Military Tribute Vehicle
Happy 4th of July!
And the saga continues… The IronMen Foundation recently secured the basic foundational parts to begin our second military tribute vehicle. It should be cool … a 1934 Ford Pick Up Truck based on Steve’s Auto Restorations’ phantom pick up body.
The truck will be called “Dress Blues”. Below are some photos of the first pieces gathered on our recent trip West and North.
A huge debt of gratitude to Sal, Evan and Jason at Total Cost Involved for the complete TCI chassis.
A large, fabricated “Thank You” to Steve Frisbie and Chuck and all the people at RealSteel for the complete phantom ’34 Ford roadster cab.
A powerful “Thanks” to Doug Peterson and Dan Stinar at Rydell Chevrolet in Grand Forks, ND for the complete (and I mean complete) ZZ5 small block.
A rolling “Thank You” to Bill Stuart , Vince Lapinski and the folks at CleanTools, Inc (makers of the Absorber) for the loan of truck and trailer so we could pick up pieces in the West and North. And, let’s not forget the $$ from an anonymous donor that paid for 1/2 of the entire trip West.
Of course, there are many many many other manufacturers and marketers who have jumped on board already. We are grateful for each and every one of them. It is their parts and their contributions that will make this truck a sensational vehicle when it goes over the block at Barrett-Jackson/Scottsdale in 2018 (projected).
The “Dress Blues” truck will be built at Custom Classics Restorations in Island Lake, IL, thanks to owner (and our build foreman) Bryan Reehoff.
Best guess is that it will take a year, to a year-and-a-half to build. It will be built entirely by volunteers. Of course we are hoping to get $$millions for the finished product. And, it is our intention to donate the proceeds to providing scholarships for the military kids – the forgotten victims of our war on terror.” Stay tuned for more updates in the future.
If you, or someone you know is interested in helping physically or monetarily here are the places and people where you can connect:
Donations/Info about Foundation:
1000 Hart Rd. Suite 300
Barrington, IL 60010
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