Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Auction Watch: 1951 Chevrolet Cab Over Truck Suburban Custom

Get a load of this 1951 Chevrolet Cab Over Truck Suburban Custom here on eBay bidding for $13,000 reserve-not-met with auction ending Sunday at 9:45AM Pacific.


 From eBay listing:

Item specifics

Condition: Used
Seller Notes: Lots of scratches , lots of patina , lots of work
Year: 1951 VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): 5jsd2114
Mileage: 5,000 Drive Type: 2 wheel drive
Make: Chevrolet Model:


Sub Model: COE Trim: not much
Vehicle Title: Clear Engine: 292 6cylinder

  Ok so here it is , I call it 51/50 Snubnose Suburban , I have more dam fun with this truck than any other car or truck I have ever had. But I am in the middle of another project so here we are. Sitting on a Chevy S10 frame , 292 six cylinder w/ a mild cam, 4 barrel carb and split exhaust w/ 700R tranny and gets 16 mpg , I have driven it to Oregon , Nevada and to the Bay Area . It gets more attention than 90% of the finished cars when at a car show. Most people tell me to never paint it , they ask if its a Hippy wagon , they ask if its a VW , They ask if its an original . They ask so much that I fabricated a story put it on a board so they can read about it . People love the story as much as the truck and yes about 40% of them believe the story. The board comes with the truck. Used cragars and new tires on the front . New cragars and used tires on the back. The back tires need to be replaced as they are weather checked. New wiring and new gauges . motor has about 7500 miles on it and the tranny has about 2500 miles on it. The air conditioning pump is installed on the motor but nothing else for the AC is. Electric windows , Door poppers to get in , 1 piece windshield , 1 door glass is cracked and 1 side window is cracked. The paint is awful; awesome ; colorful ; confusing and wild . It still needs work but that depends on where you want to take it. some people say finish it some say don't touch it. So its really up to you. It has new shocks  and power steering , no radio yet , it's tubbed for the 14" wide tires on the back and has a small back seat with room to put another one if you wanted. I am probably missing something , feel free to ask questions or come see it in person. For those of you who don't know what 51/50 means code word for Crazy

Questions and answers about this item

Q: Hello, I noticed a skirt on the rear passenger wheel in one photo but not in any other pics, are there two skirts, or just one? Thanks Joe
A: There are both skirts and they come with the truck but I don't have the clips that attach them Thanks
May 16, 2016
Q: Was this a real truck or did you add a coe to suburban ? KOOL truck Does run and drive good ?
A: Yes it is a cab over truck married to a suburban, Runs and drive very nice , only exception to that is it's a little tight where your feet sit when using gas pedal and brake
May 15, 2016
Q: what are the front buckets out of ? thanx Denis
A: Great question because I meant to write something about that, Mercedes buckets drivers side is electric , Lots of leg room is available but is a little tight where your feet are on the pedals. Best way to drive is using your... Continue reading
May 15, 2016
Q: Hello: Do you have a clear title to your Suburban? How was it constructed? Any more pics. Solid? Best, Joe Cincinnati
A: Yes it has a clear Calif. title as a 1951 suburban , Front end of a Cab over truck married to the back part of the suburban at the windshield and the door. Got more pics , anything specific you want to see ?
May 15, 2016
Q: How high is the truck and how long is it ??
A: The truck fits under my 7 foot garage door . Approx. measurements are 6'6" tall , 13' 6" from bumper to bumper , and 7' 6" wheel base Thanks

1 comment:

  1. Wow, I kinda like it! The made-up back story is amusing, if a little inconsistent. I notice on the story board (check the photos in the EBay listing) there are a couple of tiny shots of what looks like a finished product. Photoshop, maybe?


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