Want to get into the 47-53 truck game? Take a peek at Skidmark, a 1953 Chevy half ton pickup sitting on a Chevy s-10 frame. This professionally done swap (no backyard hack job or cut frame) has been done with tremendous detail not seen in many other trucks at this price point. Bubba has an 350 small block Chevy engine and a Turbo 350 automatic transmission to power the truck. A new radiator and electric fan combo were added which will cool down the motor on hot days. Motor came from an older Chevy pickup and has high mileage on it but sounds awesome. The turbo 350 came from a transmissions shop.
To make the ride even better, the driveshaft was cut to fit this setup and balanced as well.
But what sets this truck apart from all the others is the level of detail. The inside of the cab, dash, doors, under hood and jambs have all been stripped and painted to compliment the outside patina. Brand new front grill with insert painted has been added along with new Chevy emblems.
The s-10 frame was the choice for building this awesome ride. With power brakes, power steering and modern design, the 53 body was mounted to the frame. Skidmark was lowered with new drop spindles and lowering blocks. A new 12 circuit wire harness was installed to power all the lights and new gauges.
The cab was stripped down and was patched/redone as needed. After the cab was complete, sound deadening was put down to make the cab tight along with new carpeting.
Notice the awesome wheel set? Brand new Riddler 650 18-inch wheels sitting on brand new tires complete the look that everyone wants.. low with big wheels.
The bed has been expertly redone with wheel tubs and a new bed wood kit.
Take a look at other builds and compare these items to those other trucks. None have this detail often just slapping together a cab and bed....often selling for higher prices. We watch all the ebay auctions and Craigslist/Facebook ads daily for these trucks and know they are selling with less features and for more money. Remember.. this is a 60+ year old truck mounted to a 26 year old chassis so there will be things to maintain on the s10 part.
This is a great way to get into the 47 to 53 trucks. Why buy something from a field for 5-10k, then pay 20k and wait many months to build it out. With this truck you are ready to go and make it yours.
Clean title in hand.