I found the truck just about 3 miles south of Nashville Tennessee. We just got home from Goodguys in Nashville and I was wanting something to build that was different. I always liked the old Dodge truck because they where different, you just didn’t see them. I’ve had my share of Chevelle’s, no disrespect but if you see one you see a half dozen at shows where as with the Dodge you may see 1 or 2 or none at all. I found it for sale on the weekend we got home, I wished I’d seen it when I was down there but no I had find it when I got home. I text the guy all week and ended up going back to Nashville the following weekend and got it, nothing like driving back to Nashville to pick it up and head back home, it’s a 4 1/2 drive each way, but well worth it.
i set the truck up first as a rat rod. It had a 500 ci cadillac engine with a 400 turbo to start with. I put American racing 20” torque thrust wheels on it with Ridetech system and air bags. I always wanted a pro touring truck but never took the time to do it. The wife gave me the green light and here we are. I’m so glade that I finally took the time to build what I’ve always wanted. It took me 2 1/2 years to complete, everyone that I have dealt with has been great and very supportive of this project. My sponsors are always there to help me in anyway they can.
The Rusty Goat came from my daughter, she’d help me in the shop in the evenings and I was trying to come up with a name to call it. I was thinking something with a goat and she said with it being Rusty why don’t you just call it the Rusty Goat and the name stuck. I’m glad I used it because if I’m talking to someone new at shows and they ask what I have, I’ll say I own the Rusty Goat and they know exactly what truck I’m talking about.