1939 GMC Shortbed Stepside Street Rod
03 April 2006
Here is my Gallery submission. The truck's name is Jimmy Black. It's a 1939 GMC Shortbed Stepside Street Rod. It had a professional restoration done last year (2005).
It is all steel and almost all original sheetmetal! The truck had almost no rust when restoration began less than a year ago in Oregon. This truck has not been chopped or channeled. It is all stock metal. It has the original frame with modern running gear. It has a Fatman front end, with tubular A arms, chrome coils, Rack & Pinion steering. The rear end is a Ford 9" 3.25 ratio with Wildwood rear disc brakes. The wheels are 17" billet specialties with custom offset. The engine is a Chevy 388ci and shortly headers and dual exhaust with turbos that exit before the rear tires, sounds awesome.
The truck has a Walker radiator, that keeps it cool. The transmission is a Turbo 350 that works excellent. A custom-built 17-gallon fuel cell resides under the custom metal bed floor.
The interior is all new with custom door panels with the old GMC logo on them. The seat has been completely rebuilt and recovered in black and gray. It has a GM tilt column with a steering wheel that matches the wheels. The stock gauges have been rebuilt and made to work with 12 volts -- too cool! It has billet pedals and shift lever. There is a CD player in the glove box. It has all the stock bright work on the doors and the windshield still cranks out!!!
All the windows have been tinted and the headliner is completely finished in gray cloth.
Thanks for listening
Bolter # 9795
35 Miles NW of New York City in New Jersey