1952 Chevrolet Pickup Truck

by: Dave Hutchison

This "resto-mod" has been a labor of love for some time here at Pollock Auto Restoration. We started with a custom frame built by Schwartz Performance that included a highly modified modern suspension. We fitted Wilwood disc brakes all around that gives this vintage truck strong braking with modern wheels and tires that provide a smooth ride.

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At delivery, the proud owner of this custom pickup, that he has owned for many years, was on the way to give his grand kids their first ride! The 350 CI 300 hp crate engine provides smooth power and is mated to a modern five-speed gear box that shifts effortlessly.

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We machined and mated the original steering wheel to the Ididit steering column and finished the wheel in high gloss dark red. The hardwood was sanded and finished with a high gloss polyurethane. The cab is equiped with a Vintage Air system and a Retrosound radio to keep you cool while listening to your favorite playlist on the audio system!

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Chevrolet broke away from prewar truck styling with its 1947 models. Marketed as the Advanced Design trucks, Chevy placed an emphasis on cab comfort and safety. For the 1947 to 1954 models, stylists conceived the five-window cab, formally known as the Deluxe Cab, to eliminate the blind spots in the rear quarter panels. This allowed the driver to look over his shoulder to view the rear instead of poking his head out the window.

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