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1947 Ford Pickup Truck Custom Street Rod Award Winner For Sale

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1947 Ford Pickup Truck Custom Street Rod
This amazing '47 Ford was built by Chris Wilson
of Demon's Speed Shop in Tucson, AZ
to be His Personal Ride.
(THANK YOU Chris for reaching out!)
It was completed back in 2008.
Since then it's been featured in Street Trucks Magazine
and has won several awards.
It most recently won best custom at the 2015 Black Ice Show
in Upland, CA.
It currently has 4,525 on the odometer.
We drive it about 3-4 times a month
to car shows and local cruise nights.
I've taken it to shows 50 miles away in
90 degree heat on a number of occasions and
never had any problems with it.
It cruises nice at 65-70 MPH with low RPMs
because of the overdrive transmission.
It's registered, insured, and titled in California
as a 1947 Ford truck.
My family is growing so now I'm mostly looking
for a 2 Door Classic pre-'70s car with a
big backseat instead (see below).
Body and Frame
The cab is an Original Steel '47, and
the bed is all custom steel too.
Fenders and running boards are fiberglass, and
were sourced from Be Bop's Glassworks.
Notice the black vinyl that was used during
the assembly process to protect the paint where
these fiberglass pieces overlap
(front end by headlights, fender ends,
ends of running boards).
Obviously this is a frame-off custom,
and there's some cool kustom work in it too.
The entire frame and firewall
have been Rhino Lined.
There's a big Maltese cross sticking up through
the middle of the bed that always blows people away.
It looks like a thin cross
but has a thick support hidden underneath.
The front end is from a '69 Camaro and
has Rack and Pinion Steering.
The front grille is all kustom,
high quality and very unique,
far better looking than the stock vertical
"jail bar" grilles they came with.
The back tailgate is permanently closed,
and the rear bumper is pulled in nice and tight.
Kustom painted "Ford" on the tailgate.
The paint was done by Travis Martin
of East Side Rodz in Tucson, AZ and
has satin finished denim purple,
with glossy silver on the fenders.
I've always used Rat Wax on the satin parts
to maintain the right finish, and
of course it's garaged 24/7 when not in use.
Suspension and Brakes
This Truck Rides on Air Bags,
On All Four Corners.
It has an AVS ARC-7 series switch controller,
2 Viair compressors mounted perfectly,
and a hidden tank underneath them.
Never had any problems with the air system,
but the bags will leak down
if you leave it parked for a week.
It's a bit bouncy if the road isn't flat,
so probably not the type of ride to take
your grandma to her doctor visits in.
But it looks bad ass when you roll up
on a crowd, park, and drop it on the frame.
I mean, that's why you're still reading this, right?
Oh yeah, it even has a bolted-on frame guard
under the front cross section to protect
the frame's finish.
For brakes, it has disc brakes up front
and drums in the back.
It stops with confidence,
nice and straight like it should.
The wheels are 15" purple steelies,
with wide whitewall 6.0 bias ply tires, and
Moon Starburst hubcaps with
purple dice valve stem caps.
Engine and Cooling
283 CI GM V8,
Edelbrock Torker Intake,
Dual Rochester Carburators from
Vintage Speed with Custom Faux Velocity Stacks
and K & N Side Air Filters,
MSD Ignition,
MSD 8.8 Wires, and New spark plugs.
It has old polished B & M 2-piece valve covers
that have been clearanced inside
(+ new gaskets),
with new Earl's AN breather/PCV combo.
Has Aluminized Ceramic Coated Headers
(+ new copper gaskets), and
Hidden dual exhaust that exits before the rear axle.
The gas tank under the bench seat is new,
fuel lines are braided, with
electric fuel pump.
All aluminum Radiator,
2 Electric Fans push and pull with
Temperature Sensor,
Steel upper and lower coolant hoses,
brand new polished aluminum
Meziere Water Pump ($).
Transmission and Rear End
I just had the 700R4 Automatic Transmission
Fully Rebuilt in January 2015 at
Remac Transmissions in San Dimas, CA.
They are a well-respected local shop
that was recommended to me and
the Transmission came back with a
12 month warranty.
$2K receipt included with sale.
The push-button Lokar Shifter is mounted on the floor
where it looks kool.
It shifts smoothly through the gears and
I always cruise it easy in Drive anyway.
Has a Lokar Transmission Dip Stick.
The rear end is a Ford 9" and
I think it has a 3.50 ring and pinion.
Interior and Electric
The interior is in great condition and
matches the rest of the truck.
All of the gauges work
(oil pressure, amps, temp, fuel, and speedo),
plus additional air pressure gauges
for front and back.
The bench and door panels are upholstered in
black carbon fiber and silver glitter vinyl.
No rips, tears, or holes.
The silver glitter vinyl is a perfect match
to the floor of the bed.
It took me a few days to realize that!
The bench seat has a pair of lap belts.
The floor has all new rubber and
Mooneyes rubber floor mats.
The headliner kit is all black and fits nice.
No stereo, A/C, or heat.
This year didn't come with turn signals,
but the front marker lights would make
perfect turn signals if you ever wanted to convert them.
You can fully lock up the cab when you leave
it parked by rolling up the windows,
locking the driver's door with the interior handle
(no exterior key), and
then lock the passenger's door with the exterior key lock.
I just installed a brand new Optima yellow top battery,
and a brand new Aerospace Components tray.
I also just installed an expensive
Ultra-Mini Alternator from East Coast Auto Electric
that works great and
helps give the motor a clean look.
Kool Kustom Stuff
Aside from the coated frame and killer looks,
there's a lot of small custom machined and coated
parts that all match perfectly and
tie everything together.
It appears that they were all done together,
and this is just another feature
that really sets this truck apart from the rest.
All plugs and caps are aluminum.
For plugs, notice the hood hinge holes and
rail ends on the bed are plugged.
Also there are matching caps on top of the
rear air bags, the windshield wiper delete,
and interior windshield center cap.
The throttle and brake pedals,
glove box handle,
column pieces behind the steering wheel,
taillight housings, tailgate hinges,
interior windshield trim, hood ornament,
velocity stacks,
Carburator linkage connector,
nose support rods, and radiator overflow,
are all coated and milled to match.
It's very rare to see attention to detail
on this level.
Minor issues: It also has a very slow drip of motor oil
when it's left parked,
so minor that it's not worth chasing down,
but I usually leave a drip pan under the motor
in my garage just in case.
There is a 2" scratch on the passenger's front corner
that has been touched up.
It was there when I got it.
There are NO issues: starting, idling, overheating,
driving, turning, shifting, stopping,
or with the air system.
Possible trades:
Finished pre-1970 2-door cars, older rockabilly style,
bagged and chopped rides,
restomods, street rods, COE (old cabovers), and
Pro touring cars with dependable V8 drive trains.
(Only exception is pre-78 Corvettes and Cobra replicas.)
I'd also consider a muscle car,
but prefer big blocks or LS swaps.
I'd even consider patina finishes and sleepers,
but it better be amazing under the hood,
with suspension, brakes, and an interior to match.
No projects, rusted rat rods, motorcycles, boats,
or sand toys.
I'll go up or down on value, but
I want to stay in the $25-45K range.
Terms and Disclaimer (please read)
It seems that common sense is not that common anymore,
so please take a minute and let this part sink in.
I've described this truck as honestly and completely as I can.
I'm not a car dealer or opportunistic flipper,
just your average car guy that buys vehicles for myself
to drive and enjoy until it comes time for something
different to occupy my garage.
Regardless of how great this truck appears
or how many parts have been replaced,
understand that it is a 68 year old vehicle.
There is no warranty expressed or implied.
Remac will cover the transmission for a few more months
remaining on their 12 month warranty,
but they are in San Dimas, CA.
The Ford is sold as is, where is.
I will assist your transporter in any reasonable way I can,
but it needs to be picked up from my location.
Stock Number: BRYAN g CA
My Location: Elkhart, IN United States
Information Call Ray at Toll Free 800-852-1911
Or Cell 574-849-5323
Second phone: 574-970-0645 (24 hrs) Or

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