The Paint: Not much
The Engine: 283 CID V8 rebuilt, Chevrolet with Edelbrock X-C8 aluminum intake manifold with 4 Holley 94-2 bbl carburetors, headers, and MSD electronic ignition, serpentine belt system
The Transmission: Saginaw fully synchronized 3 speed manual on the floor with overdrive drive shaft and new hydraulic clutch
The Differential: GM 10 bolt with highway gears
The Suspension: New Mustang II tubular A-arms and sway bars
The Interior: Original with 2010 Camaro black rear seat
Power Front Disc brakes with Wilwood calipers, and drilled/slotted rotors
All new electrical system by American Auto-wire, with new style fuses
All gauges work
All lights work
Vintage functional fog lamps
New Brass Works radiator
All new glass
Functional original cowl vent and crank-out windshield
1939 Grill shell/1937 modified hood to open from the front
If you are considering a vintage truck for daily use, or a weekend cruiser, and if you like the idea of a little “patina” here and there. Perhaps a Rat-Rod, Hot-Rod, Barn Find or any other somewhat overused term we've all heard for this type of truck, two things come to mind that are a must-have. Both are very important, and they are safety, and reliability!
This particular truck fits that bill nicely. This GMC was built by a professional shop with quality components that were installed and executed correctly.
To discuss the virtues of a quality paint job here would be pointless, or at the very least, a small waste of time. That being said, the look of this truck is great! Don't ya think? The engine is a rebuilt 283 Chevy with a very cool intake and carburetor set up that works great. This truck starts right up strong, and runs excellent. Push in the easy hydraulic clutch, pull the 3 speed manual shift lever down into first, ease the clutch out, and listen to the dual exhaust rumble as you cruise down the road. The truck is comfortable too with the late model Camaro seat that fits in the cab perfectly. All of the gauges are easy to read, and at night put of a nice soft glow that adds to the vintage vibe this truck has so much of.
Power steering and power front disc brake add to the driving pleasure of this truck, and of course, one of the bonuses of a truck with this style of paint is, you can park it anywhere without worry. Keep in mind, you're gonna attract quite a few onlookers no matter where you go as this truck comes fully loaded with “Character”!
That's a '51 Pontiac hood ornament, and '41 Chevy tail lights. The bed is solid, so you can actually use it without worry. This truck is all metal, and is truly a very solid, fun truck to drive. Those are vintage cast torq-thrust 5 spoke mag wheels wrapped in radial tires. The bottom line here is: This is a safe, reliable, nicely built truck, built with quality components that make it fun to drive anytime, anywhere!