Classic Trucks reader Glenn Root of Catheys Valley, California, recently sent us a note along with a few images of his cool ’49 Chevy pickup. According to Glenn, the truck is painted in a Kia Pepper Red Mica and powered by a 350/350 combo. The frame has been modified with a ’70 Nova stub and utilizes disc brakes up front with drums in the rear. The wheels are Vintiques 16x7 and 16x8s, and the tires are 205/55R16 front and 225/60R16 rear. Glenn frenched the headlights and shaved the cab. The bed is a custom replacement from Hanks in Galt, California, with tan oak bed wood and stainless rails.
The rear bumper has been raised 2 inches and moved back toward the bed 2½ inches, cleaning up the looks in the truck’s rear. It has Haneline gauges and a radio/iPod stereo system by Kenwood. The system was installed by Sound Encounters of Merced, California. The paint was done by Brent’s Customs of Merced and the wiring was handled by Sam DeGrace of Mariposa, California. The pinstriping was done by Judd’s Custom Paint of Chowchilla, California. The seat is stock and the custom interior was done by Glenn in his very own upholstery shop. Though not having been completed for very long, Glenn has still managed to log 3,600 miles on the truck so far and plans on many more.
If you have a Classic Cruiser and want to see it here, email at least six high-resolution photos and background info to the email address above, or mail prints to: Classic Trucks, Attn: Jim Rizzo, 1733 Alton Pkwy., Irvine, CA 92606.