All My Friends: 1950 Allis Chalmers B “Lowrider”

Published on Fri, 07/11/2014 - 2:15pm

Robert Konikowski of Glen Spey, N.Y. is a self-described tinkerer who makes his living as an auto-body specialist. Robert bought an old Allis Chalmers Model B because a neighbor had one when he was growing up. Where things get interesting is when Robert and his friend John Gettins were making plans for the restoration, they decided to make one large stylistic deviation from the norm: to make it a lowrider.

“I just figured I’d do something different. You can take an old tractor and basically make a hot rod out of it. All the farmers at the shows say, ‘You can’t use that in the field’ and they’re right. But this isn’t going back in the field, although I guess it would make a good pulling tractor with the low center of gravity,” Robert tells us with a laugh.