15 Feb Highly customized Chevy : 1953 Chevrolet Panel Truck
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Creemore Valley Classics VIP Stories #14
This 1953 Chev panel truck has had 2500 miles since it had a frame-off total reconstruction. The 350 cubic inch crate engine has an automatic transmission, with a four-barrel Edelbrock carburetor and manifold. It has ceramic headers into a stainless steel dual exhaust, and a Camero front suspension and rear end.
It’s been outfitted with four wheel disc brakes and B.F. Goodrich TA radials/wide whites, and the interior was custom-made by the owner. The rear floor, console, and upper portion of the door panels were made with African mahogany with many coats of floor-grade lacquer. The front and second row seats are black E-46 BMW seats. The walls and lower portion of the door panels are done in a silver-grey velour with a black zig-zag pattern.
The audio system includes a top-end Alpine CD AM/FM deck (pre-amp out), with the front and rear speakers Klipsh-powered by two 50-watt per channel precision power amps. Two 10” Alpine subwoofers in a custom-made tuned cabinet are powered by a 230 watt precision power amp.
These are just a few of the highlights of this beautiful truck – one that needs to be seen (and heard) to be believed.
See you on the road.
Richard Rowand – Beeton Ontario