Every month, Covercraft gives away one of its premium car covers. When it comes to keeping your ride protected it simply doesn’t get better than that. Through the Motorz Ridez contest, you have the chance to win your very own! Simply head to the Motorz Ridez contest page and submit a few photos of your own pride and joy. Each month a winner will be featured on our website and take home a Covercraft car cover!
This month’s Ridez winner demonstrates an incredible example of putting blood, sweat and tears into a project of passion. Randy Wilkin took what started life as a 1946 Studebaker and turned it into one very mean street rod. Originally a flatbed dually, the truck now sits on a Chevy frame with 350 engine, Camaro block hugger headers, 600 Edelbrock carb, dual exhaust with Mangaflow stainless mufflers and aluminum tips. This isn’t a case of trading comfort for performance, however, as power steering, power disc brakes and air conditioning remain.
Made to handle both the drag strip along with the back roads, this wildly modified pickup has a 3:73 12 bolt limited rear end. Considering that Randy bought the Studebaker for $99, it isn’t hard to imagine the immensity of the project. The phenomenal paint and body work was done by Frank Kidder Jr. in Dayton, Ohio. To keep things classic, wood was recently added to the bed. The transmission is an interesting combination of elements, featuring a 700r4 with shift kit, ‘Vette higher stall converter and even goes to lockup when overdrive engages. The modification list is truly immense but this is a project you need to see to believe. Check out the photos below!