WE MIGHT NOT HEAR THE TERM “HATTRICK” USED VERY OFTEN IN THE CUSTOM TRUCK INDUSTRY, BUT THAT’S BECAUSE NOT MANY PEOPLE CAN PULL OFF THREE MASTERPIECES OF THIS CALIBER IN SUCH A SHORT AMOUNT OF TIME.
When you’ve already built one of the baddest 1964 C10s and arguably one of the coolest 1964 F-100s (stay tuned for more on this one in our sister magazine, F-100 Builder’s Guide), what do you do next? Well, if you’re anything like Tony Leal, who just can’t sit still for long, you’re on the hunt for the next cool classic truck to trick out. But Tony was tired of seeing the same ol’ recipe out there—and he’s definitely not one to follow the trends or keep doing the same thing—so, this time around, he knew this build would be different. Much different.
Keeping with the 1964 theme, Tony scored the perfect ’64 Dodge D100 donor to help pull off this trifecta of cool. His previous vow to “never build a SEMA truck again” went out the window fairly quickly. In fact, this D100 was committed to be the centerpiece in the badass new Restomod Air booth before it was even close to complete. Wanting to start with a proper foundation first and foremost, Tony’s phone call with Nate Porter from Porterbuilt went pretty much the same as always:
Tony: “Hey Nate, got something for ya.”
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