Many of the vehicles that have spent time in his collection have come and gone, but Craig has owned this one for quite a few years now, and has no plans to get rid of it anytime soon. He’s even building a matching Cadillac to roll with the pickup to shows, one that sports a very similar patina as the truck. So if you see Craig at an event, polishing the wheels and cleaning the interior, don’t ask him if he’s interested in selling his truck. After all, he’s just going to turn you down . . . Maybe. CT

Craig Gacom

Scottsdale, Arizona
1952 Chevrolet Pickup

Chassis

Frame: modified stock S-10 frame
Modifications: notched for rear axle
Rearend: stock Chevrolet S-10
Rear Suspension: stock S-10 leaf springs with shortened shocks
Rear Brakes: stock drum
Front Suspension: stock S-10, drop spindles
Front Brakes: stock S-10 disc
Wheels: 20-inch American Racing Custom Torq-Thrust II
Tires: 255/35 Hankook Ventus
Gas Tank: stock S-10, relocated filler neck

Drivetrain

Engine: small-block GM 350
Heads: stock, iron
Valve Covers: black, aluminum finned
Manifold: stock
Ignition: GM HEI/Taylor wires
Headers: stock V-8 manifolds modified to fit S-10 chassis
Exhaust/Mufflers: 2.5-inch cat-back exhaust
Transmission: Turbo 350 automatic transmission

Body

Style: pickup
Fenders Front: stock ’54
Hood: stock ’54, custom spur hood ornament
Grille: stock ’54 Chevrolet, narrowed and tucked bumper
Bed: stock, wood floor
Paint Type/Color: old/stock patina
Headlights/Taillights: H4 conversion/stock
Bumpers: horseshoe rear bumper made by Grunion Fabrication

Interior

Dashboard: painted Chevrolet Hugger Orange
Gauges: aftermarket
Air Conditioning: stock GM underhood, custom underdash
Steering Wheel: stock ’52 refinished
Steering Column: stock ’52 rebuilt
Seats: stock, recovered in black vinyl
Material/Color: vinyl/black
Carpet: black