With the bodywork and paint finished the sheetmetal was reunited with the '46's fresh new chassis. It was then treated to all-new glass cut and installed by Bob's Auto Glass (you guessed it, of Bakersfield, California). The Chevy's cockpit received an equal amount of attention as the rest of the pickup did, and that came in the way of a custom console fabricated by Gelie Strauss and a nicely stitched suede interior by Bakersfield Automotive & Aircraft Interiors (can ya guess where they're located?). As I said earlier, Nick's first try at building a cool classic truck was a complete success. I can't imagine what this guy will produce in the future-once he gets a bit of experience behind his belt.

Nick Hernandez
Bakersfield, CA
1946 Chevrolet

CHASSIS FRAME: modified stock
MODIFICATIONS: boxed, custom crossmembers
Rearend / RATIO: Currie 9-inch / 3.70:1
REAR SUSPENSION: Total Cost Involved four-bar, coilovers
REAR BRAKES: drum
FRONT SUSPENSION: TCI IFS, 2-inch drop spindles
FRONT BRAKES: disc
STEERING BOX: rack-and-pinion
FRONT WHEELS: 18-inch Intro
REAR WHEELS: 20-inch Intro
FRONT TIRES: 225/40ZR18 Bridgestone
REAR TIRES: 285/30ZR20 Bridgestone
GAS TANK: Summit Racing 20-gallon fuel cell

DRIVETRAIN ENGINE: 350 Chevrolet
HEADS: iron
VALVE COVERS: milled aluminum
MANIFOLD / INDUCTION: Edelbrock / TBI
IGNITION: HEI
HEADERS: block hugger
EXHAUST / MUFFLERS: custom 2½ inches / Flowmaster
TRANSMISSION: 700-R4
MODIFICATIONS: Kern Transmission, Bakersfield, CA
SHIFTER: column
BODY STYLE: pickup
MODIFICATIONS: 2½-inch chopped, shaved, and nosed
FENDERS FRONT / REAR: stock / stock
HOOD: stock
GRILLE: stock
BED: modified stock
BODYWORK AND PAINT BY: bodywork by Julian, paint by Lil’ Joe Rodriguez
PAINT TYPE / COLOR: House of Kolor / Tangelo Pearl
HEADLIGHTS / TAILLIGHTS: It’s a Snap / Watson’s Street Works
BUMPERS: stock

INTERIOR DASHBOARD: modified stock
GAUGES: Auto Meter
AIR CONDITIONING: Vintage Air
STEREO: Pioneer
STEERING WHEEL: billet
STEERING COLUMN: ididit
SEATS: buckets
UPHOLSTERY BY: Bakersfield Automotive & Aircraft Interiors, Bakersfield, CA
MATERIAL / COLOR: suede / beige, black
CARPET: black