A 340 cubic inch V8 was rebuilt and dropped between the fenders, giving this pickup the moves of a muscle car. It’s got less than 500 miles on the build and with a 4-barrel carburetor (although it’s plumbed up to the engine bay should one want to switch to a fuel injected set-up) and a decent cam inside, it’s plenty potent to move the pickup without apparent effort. It’s beautifully detailed, too, with the bright Hemi Orange engine glowing from within the turquoise engine bay and all the ancillary parts wear factory-style finishes. A reproduction decal on the air cleaner looks right and niceties such as power steering and brakes have been added to make it easy to drive. You’ll note a giant aluminum radiator up front, all-new A/C components with R134a refrigerant, and beautifully refinished exhaust manifolds. It’s backed by a TorqueFlite 3-speed automatic and an 8.75-inch rear end with 3.25 gears inside, so it’s easy to live with and doesn’t get busy on the highway. The chassis is fully restored and is beautifully framed by the body-colored floors. There’s also a coil spring front suspension, disc brakes, new exhaust, and fresh shocks, plus a full-sized spare hanging out back. The stance was tweaked just a bit and you’ve probably already noticed the custom-made wheels with dog dish hubcaps and trim rings, designed for slightly wider 235/75/15 front and 31×10.5R15 rear Toyo blackwall radials.
Lithia Springs, Georgia, United States