There's nothing more frustrating than having a modified vintage vehicle that you can't drive or don't enjoy driving. No, we're not taking shots at trailer-borne trophy queens (not right now anyway). We're talking about mechanical or structural problems that could prevent somebody from completely enjoying their ride-stuff like a leaky windshield, lousy steering alignment, cooling problems, or improper seat position.

For one owner of a '52 Chevy pickup, the culprit was an extremely stiff clutch pedal. It had plenty of throw, but was so hard to engage that it made it difficult to drive the four-speed truck. The owner eventually got frustrated and sold the truck to Wil Sakowski at Sakowski Motors.

As it turns out, remedying the clutch pedal problem required just a little bit of imagination, a handful of basic tools, and an average level of mechanical skill. There was some typical hot rod trial and error involved in solving the problem, but in one day, Wil had the throw reduced and the pedal pressure down to a comfortable level.

When the day comes that this pickup is rebuilt, the pedal assem-blies may be completely rebuilt as well. In the meantime, a problem has been fixed and a classic truck is exceedingly more drivable than it was yesterday.

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Sakowski Motors