Custom Classic Trucks Magazine cover truck for August 2003 "Diver
Advance Design Jimmy." Being built over a nine-year period at a
cost of over $200,000.00 set new standards for distinctive looks
and features unlike any build of its time. The conceived forward
thinking of Del Driver made this highly customized hauler into a
work of art. The extensive list of awards shows a lifetime
achievement. Working from the ground up started by grafting a
Camaro IFS front clip, boxed the rails and cleverly C-notched the
frame. Camaro 3.55.1 differential and rear suspension assembly
including the spring hangers and leaf springs. This gives a
11-inch-lower ride height from factory GMC but retains the full
suspension travel. Stopping power is '79 Camaro front discs and
rear drums. The chrome plated American Racing wheels and BFGoodrich
radials 15x7 front and 15x9 rears.
GMC 350ci four-bolt main "Crate Motor" has Cool Flex hoses, Billet
Specialties valve covers, breathers, air cleaner and March
Performance Pulleys gleam like a mirror. The polished aluminum
Edelbrock intake manifold with Edelbrock Performer four-barrel
carburetor is the perfect touch. A GM 700-R4 automatic transmission
with a shift-improvement kit makes for power to pavement a smooth
transition. The hand formed sheetmetal is in a class of its own.
The Fleetside bed has been narrowed 14 inches and shortened 18
inches. The hand-built tonneau lid is all sheetmetal and fully
powered by a ram. Power is the key word such as in windows, door
locks, and engine hood! Ever see a '48 GMC with a powered rear
window? The batteries even have a state highway patrol-style jump
Starting from the rear forward on body modifications '54 Chevy rear
bumper upside-down, blended rear fenders to bed, custom fuel filler
door. The running boards have smooth look with the exhaust piping
exit by the rear wheels. Chopped the cab 3-1/2 inches and sectioned
4 inches gives a cool split front windshield. It took two grilles
that had been widened in a stair-step fashion. The French
headlights have handmade metal eye-lid shades the perfectly work
the customized pancake hood. The front fenders were widened 1 inch
in the front and tapered to the rear. PPG Laser Red urethan
tri-coat paint holds the show-standard shine. The interior is
custom stitched tan European leather seat, hand formed door panels,
and headliner. The cab floor and bed liner are in Mercedes tan wool
carpet. No expense was spared in this world class build.
This high end Pickup could be yours for $78,900.00!
NOW REDUCED DOWN TO $67,995.00!
This car is being represented for a collector in the Seattle,
1948 GMC Pickup
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