Custom Chevy Ratrod (Rat Rod), dually, flatbed w/ 454, 400 auto
Price: US $5,200.00 Item location: Reno, Nevada, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Chevrolet
- Model: Other Pickups
- SubModel: R30 Custom RatRod ***NO RESERVE***
- Type: Standard Cab Pickup
- Trim: Cutom Deluxe
- Year: 1988
- Mileage: 94,680
- VIN: 1GBHR34N6JJ134527
- Color: Black
- Engine size: 454 V8
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Tan
- Options: CD Player
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1988 Chevrolet Other Pickups R30 Custom RatRod ***NO RESERVE******Due to flaky buyers who really don't have the money to buy, I'm listing this truck again. Please don't bid unless you have the money and are serious about coming to get this truck. We're located in Reno, Nevada***
***Please read everything because the information will answer most questions. However, if you have additional questions please contact me.
This cool Rat Rod truck runs, drives, steers, brakes, and performs great. All the lights, gauges, mechanics, etc work. It gets lots of looks. I can't take it anywhere without people snapping photos or videos of it.
1988 Chevy R30 1-Ton dually long bed with the original big block 454 V8 and 400 automatic transmission (no leaks and runs great). I'm only the 3rd owner (1st was the original California owner, 2nd was a California dealer who took it as a trade-in and didn't use it, 3rd is me).
I turned it into a RatRod, Shop Truck, motorcycle hauler, surfboard or kayak hauler, road or mountain bike hauler, just a really cool daily driver, or whatever you can come up with. Truck could be used for many different purposes. This California emissions compliant truck passes NEVADA smog WITHOUT one single glitch and I can provide the Nevada Smog Certificate...It is a smooth and clean runner.
I put a lot of time and money into this rig. Here is a short list:
New rear main seal/gasket (no leaks). New oil pan seal/gasket (no leaks). New transmission pan seal/gasket (no leaks).
New exhaust manifold.
New bushing, bearings, and various new parts as needed during build.
Flip kit on rear to lower it about 7" from the original stance.
All new performance leaf spring bushings.
Brand new Monroe adjustable air shocks on the rear so you can adjust for a load.
Lowering springs in front to lower it about 3" from original stance.
Brand new Belltech Street Performance front shocks.
Front bushings and bearings replaced as needed.
The four rear tires are Bridgestone LT235/85R16 M&S Radials and in like new condition.
The front tires are brand new Goodyear Viva 3 All-Season 235/60R 16 which are the perfect size sidewall (60s) for getting the truck low and level. The truck rides nice, too.
Custom polished wheel covers over original 8 lug rims. Covers are High Quality. They look very nice with a great finish and very secure attachment.
Custom fabricated and narrowed metal flat bed frame. Includes a heavy duty welded hitch receiver.
Red Burgundy stained Douglas Fir 2"x 6" wood bed with 5 coats of exterior urethane. Bolted down with zinc carriage bolts.
Custom fabricated rear fenders and support braces.
Custom fabricated short headache rack which also acts as a support and mounting point for the 5" chrome stack exhaust pipes.
Custom 3" exhaust that flares to 5" for the 5" chrome stacks. Due to limited room, glass packs were placed inside the stacks. The exhaust has a real nice solid, deep tone. Two, new Catalytic Converters are inline under the body so the truck will pass NEVADA smog, which it does very easily.
Spun aluminum 17 gallon gas tank and big volume electric fuel pump to supply the gas to the fuel injected 454. New fuel gauge compatible with new sending unit.
Limo tinted rear window and front boarder. Side window tint is lowered a little from the Limo tint for closer compliance, but it's still dark enough for a cool, custom look.
Custom fabricated metal side window sun shades to give a chopped kinda feel.
Custom fabricated metal (14 gauge for stiffness and no vibration) front sun visor. Can be removed if necessary to repair windshield if damage should occur to the windshield in the future. NO problems with the windshield at this time but it does have some pitting and did have a small chip that I had filled/repaired by a specialty auto glass shop.
2" cowl induction metal hood.
New grill but there are a few metal rivets in the surrounding trim. Neatly done though.
New Pioneer AM/FM/CD/Playback of compressed MP3, WMA/ AND it has a aux input for IPod etc. I didn't change out the speakers. One speaker in front (driver's side), and two speakers in the rear corners. The sound is nice.
New Horse Blanket seat cover but the vinyl seat under it is in good condition. The seat construction is in very good condition...solid springs and integrity.
Rubber floor covering and two rubber floor mats. The driver's side floor covering has some tears under the floor mat. The floor mats hide the tears.
Some nice, quality stickers (Route 66, RAT PISS, GOODYEAR, UMI Performance, Harley Davidson).
Custom made plates on the doors cover some old mirror holes. The plates consist of real 20MM dummy rounds welded to 14 gauge steel and riveted in place. They look really cool and get lots of comments.
Almost all of the undercarriage and new fabrication metal work was primed and painted with Rust-oleum Gloss Enamel (rattle can). Or, in some areas where a rattle can wasn't feasible I used Rust-oleum industrial gloss enamel which matches the rattle can paint.
The Fender wells were stripped to metal and sprayed with Duplicolor bed liner/fender well coating to create a very nice and clean job.
The truck was originally white and I was going to do a faux patina kinda finish on it, so I sanded it and then rattle canned the the whole thing with three coats of Rust-oleum Gloss Black Enamel. But once I got the black on, I liked it so much that I decided not to do a faux (black and white) patina. I like the way it looks now. The paint is not perfect but it gives the truck a RAT feel without being too rough. If you decide otherwise, you can wet sand and seal the paint job if you want, patina it like I was going to do, or you can leave it as is and let nature and natural wear and tear turn it more RAT.
No body work was performed by me because I wanted some roughness. The little rock dents and body imperfections were left as is because I wanted a RAT feel. I didn't find rust but found some small metal/welded patches at the bottom cab corners (around 2"x 2" in size).
***CLEAN AND CLEAR NEVADA TITLE IN MY NAME.
***IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CONTACT ME.
***IT IS THE BUYERS RESPONSIBILITY TO INSPECT THE VEHICLE BEFORE BIDDING, OR AT LEAST ASK QUESTIONS THAT WILL MAKE YOU FEEL COMFORTABLE WITH A BLIND PURCHASE.
***IF YOU WIN THE BID, PLEASE CONTACT ME IMMEDIATELY SO WE CAN ARRANGE A WAY FOR ME TO RECEIVE THE DEPOSIT. (SEE THE NEXT LINE)
***A $500 DEPOSIT IS REQUIRED WITHIN 1 HOUR OF WINNING THE BID. IF THE DEPOSIT IS NOT RECEIVED WITHIN THAT TIME PERIOD, I RESERVE THE RIGHT TO MOVE ON TO THE NEXT HIGHEST BIDDER. THE BALANCE IS DUE WITHIN 3 DAYS OF WINNING THE BID, BUT I WILL HOLD AND STORE THE VEHICLE IN A GARAGE, FREE OF CHARGE, UNTIL SUCH TIME THAT THE WINNING BIDDER CAN ARRANGE FOR PICK UP OR TRANSPORTATION.
***BALANCE IS TO BE PAID BY CASH, CASHIER'S CHECK, DIRECT WIRE. I MAY CONSIDER A PERSONAL CHECK BUT NO FORMAL VEHICLE TITLE RELEASE OR TRANSFER WILL OCCUR UNTIL THE CHECK HAS CLEARED. NO PAYPAL OR CREDIT CARDS FOR THE BALANCE BECAUSE THE FEES ARE TOO HIGH. I'VE SOLD VEHICLES ON EBAY BEFORE AND WILL DO IT AGAIN IN THE FUTURE, SO I'M NOT OUT TO RIP ANYBODY OFF. WE WILL MAKE MUTUAL ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE TRANSFER THAT MAKES EVERYBODY FEEL COMFORTABLE.
***TRANSPORTATION COST AND / OR PICK UP OF THE VEHICLE IS THE FULL RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNING BIDDER. I WILL ASSIST AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE. THE VEHICLE IS LOCATED IN RENO, NEVADA.
***I RESERVE THE RIGHT TO PULL THIS VEHICLE AND AD FROM EBAY SHOULD IT BE SOLD LOCALLY BEFORE THE END OF BIDDING.
***PLEASE ONLY SERIOUS BUYERS. KNOW THAT YOU HAVE THE MONEY TO BUY AND THAT YOU WANT THIS VEHICLE.