Jack Buete has built his fair share of cool Fords, including a ’39 convertible and a Deuce roadster. But a close encounter at a show in the Midwest put him on a collision course with the Dodge Brothers.

It was sometime around 1990 when Jack saw a ’34 Dodge pickup and decided he needed one. It took some time, but eventually Jack’s brother Dave located one near his home in Maryland. The story that came with the Dodge was that it had belonged to a power company as a line truck. It was original and in solid running condition when Jack took delivery. Soon enough he’d split the manifold on the flathead six, installed a set of steelies, added a Ford 8-inch rear, and got busy driving it. He drove it for two years until his Hemi was finished being built. That’s when Jack, with the help of his friends Dennis Jones and John Downs, began the teardown (every nut and bolt) and resurrection of this screaming-yellow hauler. After two years of bash, polish, and weld, Jack’s back with more power in his wagon, and a Florida Rep’s pick at NSRA Tampa 2000 hanging from his toolbelt.