LIMA — Sandy Dill, of Lima, retired from Ford Motor Company as a tool and dye maker. He enjoys showing his 1934 Ford Pickup off.
“I was stopped last year pulling out of Meijer parking lot on Eastown Road. A college girl came by and said, ‘You’re my new hero. When you going to give me that truck?’” Dill said.
Dill is familiar with working on vehicles. It was when he was working on a 1932 Ford Pickup that he met his wife.
“I started building a ‘32 before I got married but did not finish it. I couldn’t afford working on it and ended up selling it. When I retired I found this one in Monroe, Michigan. I drove up there, looked at it and bought it,” Dill said.
That was 16 years ago. The truck was painted as it is now. Dill re-did the motor. The truck contains a small block Corvette 327 engine. It’s an automatic transmission, “I made sure of that,” said Dill.
Dill drives the truck during nice weather and enjoys the looks and comments from people as he is passing by.