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1946 Chevrolet Rat Rod / Hot Rod or Shop Truck with Short Bed

Short bed pick up BODY TYPE
GM Small Block V8 engine ENGINE
Gasoline FUEL

1946 Chevrolet S-10 Description:

Very unique 1946 Chevrolet pickup that sits on an S-10 frame and running gear. I bought the top of the vehicle (cab, front clip and bed) from a barn in Wisconsin and put this on top of a frame/engine that I bought in Michigan (parts yard used by GM and Chrysler to scrap out their parts cars, show cars and test vehicles). Frame was pretty clean and the engine was froma high mileage 1989 1/2 ton truck (350 CI small block with new Holley 680 carburetor) . Trans (700R4) was from a local trans repair shop I have used in in the past.
In the build, we lowered the suspensionwith drop spindles and then cut the springs in the rear. It rides low and hard. NO AIR BAGS. Wheels are 22 inchers from Craig's List and came mounted with OK tires. Bench seat is from a 1942 fire truck that was in Portland Oregon and is totally original. Same vinyl material on the seat. Gas tank is from a Jeep found in the parts yard and is capable to support fuel injection (This truck is screaming for a newer LS engine). Tank is located under the truck and not in the cab as is original design. Battery is relocated to a big shelf behind the right front wheel. It is protected with a cover. Have a remote jump start block on the front of dash area. Steering wheel is from a 1952 Chevrolet truck as they are cool.
Truck has power steering, power brakes, tilt steering wheel (from a 1969 Oldsmobile) rubber floor, 4 speaker Alpine Audio head with an amp and sub woofer located under the seat. Truck bed us functional I do use it for hauling landscaping, pumpkins and my mountain bike. I have tie down hooks to keep things in place. Also, the grill, running boards and rear chassis have RED LED strips for car shows or if you want to drive with them on (check with your local police first for legality). We use this truck as a "haunted" truck at Halloween and it is a hit in the neighborhood.
This truck is not perfect but it's cool and everyone loves its unique shape and stance. Lots of attention, thumbs ups and people (young and old) that want a pic next to it or in it. Improvement that I would do:
- Add the LS motor (lighter and more HP)
- Add Catalytic convertors to keep the exhaust smell down. Currently headers into mufflers and each exit under running board in front of the rear wheels
- Front window does not fold out. Getting the hinge and crank is hard to find (they want a core to rebuild). I think it could be done for about $1500 if needed.
- Side windows have cracks. There are the original glass and did not replace for that reason. New window surrounds are also needed. Jim Carter Truck Parts has all the trim materials
- I have a nice heater box from the truck. It needs blown out and reconnected. Heat line in and out are in the cab. Blower works.
I am selling as I have 5 vehicles and a couple Harleys. It is more than I want to deal with now. This is a unique ride and it will go down the road at 70mph. It is light weight and moves out nicely and with the Power disc up front and truck rear drums, it stops just fine.
I have been honest here. There is no warranty with this purchase.I will help your transport choice load the vehicle but I WILL NOT PAY FOR SHIPPING. If you want to drive, come and visit Detroit.


Item location:Macomb, Michigan, United States
Type:Short bed pick up
Color:Green and rust
Interior color:Black
Engine:GM Small Block V8 engine
Drive type:RWD
Drive side:Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title:Clear