This was an extensive project that we were honored to carry out. In 2017, the Mischaikov family approached us about building a truck in memory of their daughter Megan, who passed away tragically in a car accident at 21 years of age. Megan had been working on a ranch in Colorado, and the family had dreamed of building her a truck like this. After her passing, they decided to build the truck in honor of Megan, and named it after her special horse “Gus.”
“Gus” is the well thought out outcome of wanting the ranch truck look, and new truck ability and comfort. This 1972 Ford F250 Crewcab came out of Colorado and had previously been a forest ranger truck. The 2002 Powerstroke and Chassis came from Illinois. HMCS married the two trucks, and added several upgrades including Dakota Digital gauges, Vintage Air, heated and cooled seats from a 2014 Ford Raptor, back up camera, and more to turn this sweet old truck into a truck that can feel and perform like a new truck.
This was evidenced when the owner jumped into it after only half a day of test driving and drove it all the way across the country to the Sturgis rally. This truck is regularly used as a truck should be used, dump runs, landscaping, hauling a trailer, hunting trips, etc, and gets a ton of attention everywhere it goes!
As seen in Diesel Power Magazine, released December 23rd, 2019 - http://www.trucktrend.com/features/1912-heavy-metal-custom-shop-built-amazing-1972-ford-f-250-ranch-truck/