1948 Chevrolet Pickup
There's just something about old school pickups that's universally
appealing. To us, they're clean, straightforward work vehicles
which have morphed into wildly popular classics. And it seems many
enthusiasts agree, as trucks like this modified Chevy are some of
our hottest sellers...because they are trucks!
Mixing a custom paint job with some chopped, shaved body parts, a
fully custom interior, and a totally mind blowing (and it is
actually blown!) engine, add some front bagging to make it
menacingly low, flick on a couple of neon tubes, and you will be in
truck cruising heaven. I smell a 1 truck parade on Main Street when
you are going for groceries.
VW stock green with darker ghost flames that lick rearward to the
hood scoop, and on the tubbed fenders, drape this awesome truck. A
shaved hood sits above a painted-over front grille, which remains
correct for this year truck. With the help of some bagging, the
front of this truck is able to nearly touch the ground, while
maintaining its suspension so it will not scrape the ground. Front
bezels have been removed from the headlights, and mini turn signal
lights replace the originals. A 5-1/2" chop to the cab roof adds to
the rodded look, and shaved suicide doors complete the cab. As we
feast our eye rearward, noted is a custom-built bed and aluminum
diamond plate bed liner, which has a hinged section near the cab
for storage. A tasteful running board stretches from front fender
to rear fender, and at the rear are sequential turn signal lights,
which double as brake lights. Dual chrome tips allow the world to
hear the Chevrolet small block's heartbeat. Appropriate width
American Racing Wheels bolt to all 4 corners. Lastly, I'd be remiss
if I did not do a shout out to the green neon which bleeds from the
underside of this truck, adding even more awesome to this awesome
Swing the shaved doors back and revealed is a custom interior
peppered with bolts of leather and suede inserts, a suede
headliner, and that same mixture on the door panels. Proudly
fronting these ultra-suede and comfortable power buckets is a
custom dash from a 56 Dodge that has been totally restored. A tilt
steering column, and a shiny billet style small steering wheel are
awaiting your eager hands to crank it up. Even a custom console
with a built in stereo, and green metal centers the cabin. A long
shift column, with a carved vulture perched atop sits proudly
within arm's reach.
The small block Chevrolet blown mill is covered with goodies
including chromed oil pan, timing cover and valve covers.
Performance enhancements have been bolted on, in the form of a
polished 671 supercharger, (2) 4-barrel carburetor plates, a 3"
belted drive pulley, GM 194-150 heads with stainless valve covers.
Inside the mill Comp cams, and hydraulic blower cam lifters, forged
7.5:1 compression blower pistons, and GM 5.7 rods with ARP belts,
and double keyed iron crankshaft.
From the rear of the cab forward we have a S-15 GMC frame, and for
the rear of the cab it finishes off with a custom frame. A 4-link
suspension and a 9" Ford posi rear with a 3.73 ratio adorns the
back and throws power to the rear wheels. Drum brakes in back and
disc brakes in front are noted, as is virtually no rust, or surface
rust on this very nice resto-mod truck.
Popularity, power, pumped up...or down via the bagging, this
custom-built truck is really a head turner. Why not own a real
truck that you can even use to attract attention instead of some
garage king (it's a truck it would be a sin to be a garage queen)
to roll around town in. You would quickly be the talk of the town,
and the fastest guy in town.
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 300 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania,
conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76
Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and
our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for
more information or to come see the vehicle in person.