STANLEY 2
Street Trucks|July 2021
The Longbed Queen
ANGEL DOOLY
EVERY NOW AND THEN YOU COME ACROSS A FAMILY HEIRLOOM, PASSED DOWN FROM GENERATION TO GENERATION. The Ford truck you see before you was passed down to Kimberly Miller 10 years ago by her grandfather, Stanley. As you can see, Kimberly embraced the opportunity to make this ’80 F-100 her own. She did not disappoint!

At the time, she had another truck she had planned to customize. Instead, her grandfather convinced her to sell that truck and take his. After going to the DMV to square away the paperwork, her grandfather decided to take one last drive in the truck. On the way home, he got into a wreck where another car ran into him. Everyone was OK, but the truck really needed some work then.

Over the years and through a lot of trial and error with other shops, work was either done incorrectly or kept getting pushed back for various reasons. Kimberly decided in 2016 to take the truck to My World Fabrication out of Terrell, Texas, where work really started to progress. Shawn Brockway helped her decide to do a full custom chassis, 2x4 box tubing with a Mustang II front suspension. They were able to do a rearend swap to a Ford 8.8 out of an Explorer, and the truck was stock-floored and a triangulated four-link installed.

From there, the truck went to Brent Kelly out of Mississippi. Brent was able to get the motor running, ran all new brake lines, and raised the bed floor and wheel tubs. It then made its way to Soulless Innovations in Gulfport where Martin Fountain and Mathew Lawson built a custom brake assembly, custom overflow tank, full cell, and installed the electric fans for the radiator.

After leaving that shop, Kimberly spent a fair amount of time driving the truck around to work out any kinks with the motor. It may have left her on the side of the road a few times during this period, but she has some pretty great friends who came to lend a hand when she needed them the most.

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