David & Linda Faller’s 1937 Pickup
Customer: David Faller
Lives in: Oregon
Vehicle: 1937 Pickup
I purchased this 1937 Chevy 1/2 ton pickup in August 2011. It has gone through a total frame – off restoration and has been nicely modified. The only thing that is stock is the body, fenders and bed box which are all steel.
Power comes from a brand new ( 2004 ) Chevy crate 350 Cu.In. engine that has been nicely warmed with an Edelbrock Performer RPM roller cam, roller rockers ( 2006 ), Edelbrock Performer RPM aluminum heads, Edelbrock Performer RPM aluminum intake manifold, a Carter AFB 4 bbl. 600 cfm carburetor w/ electric choke, electronic ignition, 100 amp polished alternator, Lokar linkage Â and headers running out through Dynomax Mufflers & 2″ side exit dual exhaust. A new starter was installed in 2011 and a new battery was installed in 2012. It has a real cool sound, especially with the cam creating the rough loping idle.
The transmission is a Turbo 350. The front end suspension is Mustang II with power disc brakes and the rear end is a Ford 9″ posi-traction with power drum brakes. The truck has P/S and P/B, but does not have a heater or A/C, but will be installed in 2013 as all plumbing and vents are in place.
The interior has been redone complete with new Classic gauges, SunPro 8K Tach, a tilt steering column with a Grant steering wheel and is currently scheduled for a total re-do in early 2013. Sound is provided by a new Kenwood AM/FM stereo and CD changer with remote and 4″ Boston speakers (2012), which will be increased by adding 2 to 4 additional speakers with the interior re-do. The wheels are 15″ Eagle Alloy and the color of the truck is Dark Toredore Red. The pickup bed is solid Teak.
A spare tire in the bed of the truck is “highlighted” by being the last remaining 15″ Eagle Alloy wheel in the U.S. This little pickup is quite fast and a blast to drive.
Do you have any advice for people thinking about doing a restoration project? There are several places to obtain parts for your Chevrolet restoration, but I’ve found that the Filling Station in Lebanon, Or. Is the best for me. Also, join one of the Regional VCCA clubs for support, information and assistance in your project. In addition, you will become friends with terrific people.
What other vehicles do you own? 1954 Chevrolet Bel-Air 2 door Sport Coupe ( stock )
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