1959 Chevrolet Other Pickups
|Body Type:||Standard Cab Pickup|
|Warranty:||Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty|
|Engine:||New GM Goodwrench 350|
|Power Options:||Fuel Injection, Air Conditioning|
|Disability Equipped:||No, Well, there is a step by each door|
|Number of Cylinders:||8|
|Drive Side:||Left-hand drive|
|:||“Read description and watch video first.”|
If you have any interest, better show it soon! Going to auction soon. Erased from the internet afterwards. Also, I may help with delivery. If within a reasonable driving distance and paid/cleared first.
There is one short video of this on Youtube. Type "bad red 59 Chevy
pickup for sale" in the search bar to see it. For a free color sample,
ask. Send me a self addressed prepaid envelope, I will include a
painted piece of masking tape I used to mask off the truck when
painting. So you will see the actual color. If you like this truck,
and the only thing stopping you from buying it, is the manual
transmission, or the loud exhaust, I will convert either, after you
buy it. I will install an automatic transmission with floor shift,
and/or put quiet mufflers on it, if preferred. That's not out of the
truck is a frame off Frankenstein creation of the best of old and new.
Created by me. By taking two different trucks, and a ton of cash for
new parts, to create one awesome creation, that, basically, is a
classic truck body with muscle car power. I documented every step of
the build, and have a folder full of receipts, a paper telling what
part numbers to get if something wears out (brake shoes, fan belts,
etc), and a build paper I used to know what wires do what.
This is gonna take a while, so be prepared. First, I buy two trucks
from the same guy. a 1959 pickup and a 1989 C1500 pickup. Both 2WD. The
89 was a low mileage truck with only 87,000 miles on it. It was hit in
the rear. It had a 305 in it that I rid of, and the 5 speed manual
(NV3500) is currently in it now, with a new clutch setup, and new
cylinders and lines.
So, I gut the 89 completely. Bed was junked. Pulled the motor and
trans. Sold the motor. I cut off the frame of the 89, from the firewall
forward. I do the same to the 59. Now the straight axle setup is gone.
Welded the two together. So from the firewall back, its a very solid
1959 frame. Firewall forward, 1989. The rearend housing is also from
the 1989. So, when you need brake shoes, front or rear, you get them
for a 1989 C1500.
Bought a new GM Goodwrench 4 bolt main universal 350 motor, and a
Fitech fuel injection setup for fuel delivery. But don't fear. If you
prefer carburators, you unbolt the Fitech "carb", then put on your 4
barrel. Same intake. Currently Edelbrock Performer. Then, from Old Air
Products, I bought an air conditioning setup. I have no idea on the
horsepower, but very fast, in my opinion. The manifolds were made into
headers. At the end of each manifold, is now a collector. Like a
header. The complete exhaust, front to back (except the manifolds) is
2.5 inch stainless steel. Including the glasspacks. It sounds and runs
like a muscle car. I'm actually afraid of going full throttle on it.
The only stuff NOT NEW on this is the frame I created, parts of the
original bed, and the cab. Literally everything else is. Starting rear
forward: The tailgate is new. The stoppers were fabbed in to stop it
from dropping too far. Like a newer truck. The walls and floor are not
new. They are from another donor 89 C1500. The taillights are 64 Impala
that I fabbed in the new rear fenders. The licence plate light is an
LED strip inside the rear bumper that glows the plate when parking or
headlights are turned on. Reverse lights are super bright LED's also,
in the tops of the bed walls. The bed cover was made by me. Just a huge
4X8 plywood covered with outdoor material, and hinged in half. The
spare tire holder is custom made (again by me) by getting a Buick trunk
cut out, and I fabbed it under the bed floor. Room enough to hold a
donut spare, and jack related items also. Just flip the bed cover
forward, open the tailgate, lift the diamond plate looking rubber
liner, open the secret door, and there it is. Same as a hidden trunk
area of a newer car. The bed floor is no longer wood. It is the metal
floor I torched from a similar donor truck. As the original was hit.
Next, the cab. Cab is in excellent condition. Just a few dings that
were straightened, cab corners, and the steps had pinholes, so I
replaced them. All bodywork was welded in. Not spot welded. I mean
welded in. The doors and all glass are new. Door hardware, new. Wiper
everything, including electric motor: new. Steering column is from a
mid 90's Chevy van. Shaved the shifter. Tilt column. Wiper switch on
dash, as original, not on column. Shifter was the original, grafted to
fit on the newer trans. Seat is from the 89 in decent shape, but
recovered by a sewing shop. As were the visors. Taken from the 89 and
fabbed into the 59. I have another same exact seat, in excellent
condition, that goes with it, if wanted. Stereo is a Pioneer AM/FM CD
player with aux input. Four speakers in a row behind the seat. Door
panels were custom made by me. Diamond tuck material is on the door
panels, headliner, and visors. New carpet with padding underneath. Both
doors lock manually from the outside with the same key. Back glass is
now a sliding rear glass. It is riveted in. Windshield is new
installed by a local glass company. The emergency/parking brake was
also fabbed in from the 89. The release is under the dash. Also hidden
under the dash is a "delay button", that, when pushed, sets the
wipers to go one sweep, on those annoying days, where there's no wiper
delay, but you wish there was. There is also a push on/off button in
the glovebox, to turn on the glovebox light when needed. Two choke
cables above the "fake radio" open the vent in each kickpanel. The
fusebox is modern push in fuses.
And now, the front. It is a tilt front end. Bolted together, not
welded. So if you ever need to change one panel, you can. Easily. The
hood is really good condition used. The fenders and bumper are new. As
are the grille, headlight bezels, etc. Now, to tilt the front end,
you pull a hidden handle under the center of the bumper, and it drops
down. Then, you release two hidden hold-downs on each fender side, and
tilt it forward. Tailgate stoppers were fabbed in to stop it from
going too far. Everything works 100% as it did new, or better. The
inner fenders are plastic donors I fabbed to fit.
Now the suspension. I already mentioned the stainless exhaust.
Everything brake related is new. Lines are also stainless. 89 truck
stuff. The brakes are very powerful and stop very quickly. The rear is a
limited slip/posi. It has rubber stoppers mounted to the frame,
stopping the big meats from chewing up your new fenders.
And last, the paint. Like previously mentioned, I am not a
professional, like many TV shows. But still very good at a lot. My forte
is welding and custom bodywork. As for the paint, I'm not very great
at. Granted, there is very minor "imperfections" if you stare at it long
enough. But, hey, I built it to enjoy, not trailer and hide all the
time. So, you've been told. OK? No paint problems unless you're super picky and expect a million dollar finish for this price. No runs or fisheyes. Maybe a small (almost unnoticable) chip here or there. Where the doors or tilt front open/close.
This truck would be good for anything you wish, within reason. But, be
warned, unless you're used to high horsepower speed demons, be moderate
with it. It is very powerful. No idea on horsepower, but, to me, it's
wicked fast. It's currently licenced, inspected, and insured in PA.
Titled as a 1959 Chevrolet pickup.
ME: I have been building local custom hotrods for over 30 years, and
am kind of a local celebrity for that reason. Kind of like a "one man
Counting Cars, Fast N Loud, etc". I buy them, resurrect them, enjoy them
a few years, sell them and start over. Well, I decided to try to do
the same for John/Jane Q Public. I picked the coolest red (in my
opinion) I could find, gave black accents, and spent two years building
it. In between my daily shuffle. I know some owners of the cars I
sold, that are still driving them to this day. I even rewire
completely. If I don't know how, Google shows me. Not hard when it's
from scratch. Fixing current issues on newer electrical? No thanks.
Take it to a specialist. I make my stuff so that any average guy/gal
doesn't have to take it to a shop, if he/she has some mechanical
Within 24 hours, you must give a deposit of $500 to my Paypal account.
To show you're serious. If you don't, the truck will be relisted, and
you will be blocked from doing it again. After that, payment is up to
you. But I will NOT transfer the title, or let it be taken, until I can
physically take the money from my bank account.
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