1952 Chevy Truck Specification.
This is an ongoing project. It is a rolling restoration. Completion 2017
Upgrades and modifications completed so far,
• 350ci (5.7L) small block, stock, generation 1 Chevy V8.
• Street Demon 1904 carburettor.
• Edelbrock 2701 aluminium inlet manifold
• Electronic ignition.
• GM Performance "Chevrolet" rocker covers.
• Sanderson performance "header" exhaust manifolds.
• SBC aluminium finned deep oil pan with high volume pump and hardened drive shaft.
• Car plan semi synthetic 10W 40 motor oil.
• Extreme Automatics Stage 2, 4 speed 200-4R automatic transmission with overdrive. Aluminium finned oil pan,
• Lokar 24" flexible dip stick tube with dipstick
• "Trick Shift" transmission fluid.
• Chevy Caprice rear axle.
• Front - Speedway Motors 11" disc rotors and callipers.
• Rear - drum brakes.
• Speedway Motors stainless steel power assist servo unit and chrome master cylinder.
• Speedway motors power steering rack.
• March Performance "Tuff Stuff" chrome saginaw power steering pump and reservoir and Mr Gasket chrome pulley.
• Grant Signature steered wheel.
• Iditit 30" custom steering column with options - key ignition, tilt, column gear selector, wiper control,
cruise control, polished levers, gear selector indicator.
• Front - Mustang 2 with Speedway Motors tubular upper and lower suspension arms.
• Coil springs from Eaton Springs Detroit.
• Bilstein shock absorbers.
• Rear - Leaf springs. 8 leaves reduced to 5
• Bilstein shock absorbers.
• Bump stops from a "Ford Ranger" truck fitted.
Wheels and tyres,
• American Racing 15" Ventura deep dish (-19 degrees) alloy wheels. 8" wide.
• Cornell 1000 235/75 R15.
• Spal high performance electric fan.
• Rebel Wire 21 Circuit wiring harness and fuse box.
• Air conditioning.
• 10 way power seats with integral seat belts.
• 21 gallon stainless steel fuel tank under the bed forward of rear axle.
• Heavy duty truck heater.
• HID headlights dipped and main beam.
• LED tail lights.
• Radio CD with 4 speaker surround sound, 5.1 channel amplifier.
• Bosch S5 battery. Battery box modified to take this battery.
• Summit Racing 140A chrome alternator.
• Gauge cluster has been upgraded to modern electric gauges without affecting 1952 original appearance.
• Single glass windows installed in 1952 doors.
• Truck bed mounted on 4 rubber engine mounts and isolated from frame, body and running boards.
(Eliminates rattles and stress fractures between bed and truck).
• Full size spare wheel under bed behind rear axle.
• No gutter rails to reduce wind noise.
• More legroom for the driver now available due to "podding" the foot-well. Firewall in this area is extended forwards by 2-inches.
• Hirschmann electric aerial.
Sound deadening materials,
Stainless steel nuts and bolts extensively used.
Planned upgrades and modifications for 2017 -
• Windscreen washer to be fitted.
• A hard tonneau cover will be designed manufactured and fitted in 2017.
• Radiator will be upgraded.
• Air conditioning compressor and compressor bracket will be upgraded.
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