Saturday, March 28, 2009

Kool Lil' '38 Chevy Pickup

Hey Kats and Kittens! Thinking about how kool it would be to own a rat rod, but want something different from the everyday "run of the mill"? Do ya 'dig' the rockabilly music too? Well, I think I found the ride for you.

This kool lil '38 Chevrolet pickup truck is currently listed on eBay. The truck is out in California and appears to be a no reserve bid.

According to the listing, the truck's specs are as follows:
Chev 350 ci motor, basically stock for good reliability, it has a an Edelbrock Scorpion intake with a Holley 4 barrel carb, custom headers and a GM HEI ignition.
Turbo 350 transmission with a Genie floor shifter and a S10 10 bolt rear end.
The radiator cowl and grill is a completely custom made Base and sets the theme with barbed wire for strings.
The front end is a Pontiac Fiero with a Nissan manual Rack & Pinion steering. The wheels are custom built with Moon hubcaps. Brakes are power assisted discs up front and drums in the rear. Wheelbase is 108”
Both ends of the truck use air bag suspension that are pressure controlled from the in-cab switch and gages from the pump. Get the ride height you like!
The body has been chopped 6” but retains the full size rear window for great visibility. The bed has been channeled, chopped and shortened and the door handles have been shaved. Gas tank is from the ’30’s.
The custom cut glass for the windshield and back window are laminated.
The drivers seat is custom built and covered in leather.
The truck has all new wiring and it’s laid out nicely.

I'm really diggin' the unique look of the custom double bass radiator! This thing would definitely get second looks on the road or at any cruise in.I've hyperlinked this auction. So just click on the title of this post to find out more.
Got a few comments over the last couple of days! As always...THANK YOU! I appreciate ideas, comments, and suggestions from readers. It makes blogging all the more interesting. One reader gave me some suggestions on color choices, etc. on my sunvisor. Another gave me some ideas on some changes to this site. I'll be checking into colors at the local paint shop this week and adding some "Oldies" to my "jukebox" because of these suggestions.
The next week looks a bit slim for new items to post. As soon as April and warmer weather hits, you can bet I'll be getting the Nifty Fifty ready and getting out to some local cruise ins and shows.