This 59 W200 Belongs to Mike Y in WI, he is currently doing a frame off
restoration. This is a factory V8 4spd winch equiped truck, that was brought
out of OK by the last owner. The story told to Mike was that the truck
was used on a ranch to pick up dead cows, and so it was equiped with a
Gin pole that used the winch. He was also told that at some point in its
life this truck died in a creek and was left there for some time. The
frame showed the years of abuse it had taken, and had to be fishplated
and straightened in many spots. The rear axle was junk, locked up with
broken parts. Mike is using a Dana 60 to replace it, and going with 8
bolt hubs on the front to match so he can use easier to find 8 bolt rims.
I hope to have some after shots of this truck soon!