1953 Chevrolet Other Pickups Deluxe 1953 1953 Advance Design King Cab,short bed pickup custom.

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Apr 17, 10:59 PDT
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  • Year:
  • Make:
  • Model:
    Other Pickups
  • Trim:
    Deluxe 1953
  • Engine:
    235 straight 6
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  • Exterior Color:
    yellow and white
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  • Number of Cylinders:
  • Transmission:
    GM 200R4 Overdrive
  • Body Type:
    Extended Cab Pickup
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  • Options:
    CD Player
  • Power Options:
    power brakes
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  • For Sale By:
    Private Seller
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  • Drive Side:
    Left-hand drive
  • Title:
    1953 Advance Design King Cab,short bed pickup custom.
  • SubTitle:
    1953 Advance Design King Cab,short bed pickup custom.
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This truck was built about 6 years ago, started briefly then has been mothballed ever since.  It is a case of real life getting in the way resulting in it not getting put into service.  When I finished it, we moved to another house and I spent most of a year building my 1700sqft work shop, doing the landscaping in our big yard, putting up crown molding in the house, etc.  Then I started a project with my grandson doing a ground-up restoration of his 1959 El Camino which took a couple years.  After that I started my reproduction of Ed Roth’s 1963 Mysterion show car which took at least another couple years.   Now I am about to retire and move from California to Texas and have too many cars to move so something had to give.

I drove this truck in stock condition for about 5 years.  It got really tired (I was putting in a quart of oil every week!) and I got a company truck to drive so I decided to tear it completely down and while totally restoring it, make it a ‘factory’ king-cab.  I wanted to modernize it with all the conveniences but make it look like what GM would have built as a king-cab in the 50s.  To convert the truck, I lengthened the cab 2’ using Advanced Design pickup doors for the sides and the same door skins for the roof extension since the roof has pretty much the same profile as the doors.  I then lengthened the frame 1’ by cutting it, boxing it and splicing in pieces of rectangular tubing which perfectly slid onto the frame and shortening the bed 1’.  The body mounts to the lengthened frame with relocated stock body mounts.  I made a headliner which the original trucks lack by laying fiberglass over the top of the truck to form a headliner shell then upholstering it and screwing it inside the cab.  Below is a bullet point list of everything I can remember doing to the truck to get it to the point it is in the pictures. 

  • Chassis was stripped, lengthened, and powder-coated gloss black.

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