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Rarely do vehicles we sell come out so lopsided in favor of the buyer, but the truth is, you couldn't duplicate this 1983 Chevy pickup with a budget three times bigger than the asking price. Stunning paint, a jaw-dropping stereo, and an overall slick look mean that this truck still has what it takes to get noticed on Saturday night.
You can count me as one of those folks who like the look of the long bed on a regular cab pickup because the proportions are almost ideal. Of course, this truck is done hauling stuff, but with the slammed stance, it looks about a mile long and thanks to a sizeable pile of cash going into the paint a few years ago, it looks fantastic. Super straight bodywork features shaved door handles and mirrors for a streamlined look. Once everything was blocked and straight, it received a few coats of plum-colored urethane, some airbrushed flames, and enough clear to make it all shine. In the following seven years, it was driven, shown, and enjoyed, but even so it looks quite good out in the sun. A billet grille gives the front end a sleek look and the bed is protected with a flush-fitting tonneau cover, which is important for reasons I'll explain in a moment. A custom rear roll pan, bright chrome bumper, and zero badges or identification make this truck look ultra-slick.
You know that a truck this dramatic on the outside needs to be special inside, and it doesn't disappoint. Low-back bucket seats flank a custom-made center console, making it effectively a two-seater. The gray leather seats are comfortable enough to live in all day and look great with only minor signs of use. The original dash is now full of Dakota Digital instruments neatly recessed into the original gauge pods, then surfaced with a color-matched dash panel. The doors look almost stock, but blend in with the rest of the interior with their gray coloring, and you'll note that this truck carries options like power windows, A/C, and a tilt steering column, meaning that it's very user-friendly today. There's a Pioneer AM/FM/CD/iPod head unit in the dash, which delivers sound to a bevy of speakers throughout the truck, including four subwoofers stashed in the bed itself, and the system is powered by five JL Audio amplifiers. Yes, five!
Following the sizzling paint and eardrum-flattening interior, the 350 cubic inch V8 under the hood seems rather ordinary. However, you shouldn't underestimate it, as it carries an Edelbrock intake and carburetor, headers, and a lot of chrome. For a truck like this, keeping it stock is not a bad idea, since reliability is paramount when being seen and heard is what you're into. It starts easily, idles well, and moves the slammed pickup with ease, all with a great V8 soundtrack from the twin pipes just ahead of the rear axle. A TH350 3-speed automatic transmission powers the original rear end, and the incredible in-the-weeds stance comes complements of an Air Ride suspension system that uses compressors, valves, and tanks neatly integrated into the bed. Thanks to the virtues of being a pickup truck, those giant 22-inch Gitano wheels and 265/35/22 performance radials fit well without a lot of major surgery.
This is a whole heck of a lot of custom truck for the price of a 5-year-old Hyundai. If it's attention you crave, this truck will deliver in a very big way. Call today!
- Air Conditioning
- AM/FM Radio
- CD Player
- Front Disc Brakes
- iPod Compatible
- Leather Seats
- Power Brakes
- Power Steering
- Power Windows
- Tilt Wheel
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