The 1941-1947 Chevrolet and “GMC” trucks were often referred to as the Art Deco trucks, and I doubt anyone who helped coin the phrase ever thought one would end up looking like this. I love it, mostly because it is the perfect example of how you can wrap a long travel tube chassis with just about anything and make it cool. I think there are plenty of hot rod Art Deco pickups out there, and some of them even have clean patina on them, but I’ve personally never seen one that had this kind of attitude. With all the required long travel suspension, tube work, and power that you expect in a pre-runner made from a late model Ford or Chevrolet pickup, this thing is legit.
In this video you’ll get the full rundown on the build, the components that went into it, and of course a taste of the fun this sucker is capable of. Big burnouts, terrorizing the streets, hammering down in the dirt and sand, and climbing hills. Plus you’ll get some insight into the builder himself so you can understand just what makes this thing tick. Don’t let the rough and tumble looks deceive you, this thing is full of trick parts and technology as well, even though it is powered by a carbureted small block.