Streetwalking: Classic Pickups Hide Under Cover of Darkness

Matte grey, matte yellow… and high-gloss pinstripes. Nice.

We found these two beautiful classics on one of our many late-night coffee runs. Tim Horton’s is an addiction that must be satisfied periodically, and the happy side of this is that it has a similar effect on the rest of Canada as well.

Since everyone has to go there periodically, you’ll frequently see quite a nice assortment of cars and trucks parked at your local Timmy’s. Here’s a classic example. Both trucks were meticulously restored, and displayed a great variety of tastes. Whichever one is your favourite depends on whether you like classic and chromed, matte and modded, Ford or Chevy.
Regardless of the differing approaches, I have to admire the subtlety of the work done. Both trucks appeared to have HID upgraded headlights — and not just the standard “stuff an HID bulb in a halogen socket” approach; these appeared to cast the proper reversed-L HID light pattern so they didn’t blind oncoming traffic. Similarly, both trucks appeared to have LED turns and brakelights, and when they started their engines, did not have the standard old-school V8 sounding starter. You know the one I mean, with a low-pitched whine, cranking at low RPMs with massive torque. Instead, they had the new-age high-pitched, high-speed starter noise, implying a new-generation V8 in each truck.
Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to catch the owners to ask questions, but I’ll keep an eye out, and try and catch them next time.

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  1. Age_of_Aerostar Avatar

    ahhh, the good ol days of the twin I-beam front suspension!!
    As the coming winter cold and inevitable salt arrives in Detroit, we here will be seeing less and less of these beauties until once again the tulips start popping out of the ground, months and months from now.

  2. joshuman Avatar

    Two wonderful Timbits.

    1. Target29 Avatar

      And a XL Double – Double…

  3. JeepyJayhawk Avatar

    Both are pretty clean looking trucks. I'd love to know what's in the Ford.

  4. Maymar Avatar

    There's an old guy that sporadically drives a 30's Cadillac (I think) to my nearest Tim Hortons, for his morning coffee, I guess. One of these days, I'll manage to get there at the same time as him (on a day I'm not running late), so I can get a picture.

  5. citroen67 Avatar

    That ford makes me happy in the pants, especially since I am in the process of doing a frame-off on a '78 right now. The shiny grill shell and the bright headlight bezels make me speculate that the owner probably has a short-stack of LMC Truck mags laying around.
    I also like the idea of the LED markers and tails. I want to do that to mine, and I think it will look good with the completely clear tail lights, side markers and turn signal lenses that I have for it.
    I'm also giddy over the aluminum slotted rims on the GMC…those are sweet!

  6. CptSevere Avatar

    Very nice trucks. There's a guy here selling a Chevy the same vintage as the GMC for 7 grand. It has a nice new 327 but it's not worth that much money. This GMC could command that, no problem. The Ford is gorgeous as well.

  7. Car Rental RSA Avatar

    Damn fine looking trucks! Very nice indeed! They are in good condition!

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