1951 Chevrolet Pickup Custom Tanker
Get looks everywhere you go! This is a super cool custom tanker and you can be certain that you aren't going to run into anyone else with a street rod like this. It's definitely a one of a kind. This paint job is a Patina finish taken to a whole new level. The attention to details like the streaks running down off the side mirrors is amazing. Red, White and Blue is a winning color scheme and is complimented perfectly by the choice of the red, white and blue Amoco logo on the door and Standard Oil logo on the tank. Sweet looking red and white pinstriping dresses out the hood and cab and dropping the body down so low that the intake sticks up out of the hood looks awesome. Stretching the wheels so far out front that the fenders had to be pulled off which exposes the headers creates a good look too. Finish it off with gangster white walls on red rims and you can almost image that the truck could actually be used for high speed delivery of fuel oil or maybe something else. Moonshine maybe? Tax free liquor is still brewed and still needs to be delivered. But, no,... this truck is all about fun. Open the door and the patina effect continues on the inside too. The door panel does have a fresh vinyl panel where the door handle and window crank are, and the bench seat has been nicely recovered in red and tan, so no worries about things really being grungy. The three-spoke steering wheel with the Chevrolet horn button in the center is all survivor though. So is the stock dash board with its weather worn appearance that can only have come to look that way by spending well over half a century sitting behind an old gas station. There is an auxiliary fuel gauge under the dash and a shifter rising out of the floor. The chrome embossed with Chevrolet in script that runs across the dash is faded and worn just perfectly, and there is even the remnants of headliner soundproofing. Sitting behind that split windshield and looking at that vintage dash while driving makes you feel like you're rolling down the road in a time machine. Open the hood and you will find an engine that you would swear was just jump started and driven after sitting for 50 years. Someone did polish up that intake scoop and butterflies though. They feed air to dual Edelbrock 450 carburetors and a high-rise tunnel ram intake. You can tell it received some love during its resurrection though in things like the new aluminum radiator, new linkage pieces and lines for the carbs, and fresh belts, hoses and ignition parts. The long tube headers make the motor sound great and the power flows back through a 3-speed automatic transmission to those dual rear wheels. The whole truck is based on a two-ton frame, so it really can handle the weight of fluid in that tank if it wanted to. New 8.25 x 20 tires as well as new brakes and brake lines assure that you can haul it on down the road as well as haul it back down from speed when you need to. Guaranteed to attract attention. Best survivor look and patina paint we have ever seen. Come on down and check it out.