Vehicle description1941 Dodge Pickup One of the fastest-growing groups of enthusiasts interested in older cars are street rodders, the owners and builders of street rods. By definition, a street rod is an automobile of 1948 or earlier manufacture that has undergone some type of modernization to engine, transmission, interior refinements or any other modifications the builder desires. A street rod is to be driven to events under its own power and is to be used as a safe, non racing vehicle for family enjoyment. In addition, a street rod is a means of self-expression for its creator. The builder of a street rod is not confined to guidelines set down by someone else; he can be his own man, and the street rod can be whatever he wants it to be, as long as the basic vehicle was manufactured before 1949. Just as the builder has options when it comes to adding the type of equipment he desires, he also can use as mild or as wild a paint theme as his imagination allows. He even can modify the lines of the body to suit his own design. The sky's the limit, and he can create without worrying about standards set down by someone else. -Thx to Autoweek For consignment, a dare to be different street rod in the form of a 1941 Dodge pickup truck. A chopped and channeled body, a flip front end, a big V8, a modern frame and chassis courtesy of a 90's Nissan pickup and a snazzy paint job are just the tip of the iceberg for this rod. Our consignor followed the non-conformist route for sure on this build and when he shot for the moon he certainly hit the mark, read on my fans! Exterior On the way to completion this wild rod had some modern interpretation put into the design including a chopped top with a sunroof, 17" channeled body, a flip front end, and a customized bed and tailgate. Some of the original Art Deco charm has been retained with the pontoon style fenders and V styled grille with horizontal ribs. The chrome trimmed headlights are within centerfold-esque curved fenders which flow back into long smooth running boards. Red bathes the body with some tasteful orange flames beginning at the grille and lick rearward along the hood and fenders before tapering off before the cowl and mid fender. A custom homemade bed is on the back with fiberglass F350 flares allowing room for wide, wide tires. A black tonneau covers the bed from the front to the tailgate. A ram over bowtie logo is airbrushed into the tailgate and below modern horizontal LED taillights are frenched into the back as is a license plate holder and frame. Underneath the black canvas tonneau bed cover we see some simple paneling as the bed floor and up front we see a one piece fiberglass reverse flip nose. Holding up this one of a kind pickup are polished 15" Weld Prostar wheels shod in newer blackwall rubber. Interior The hits just keep coming with the interior as we swinging open the suicide hinged door. Beige broadcloth panels for the doors are accentuated by a dark zig zag pattern along with horizontal stitching. The passenger door follows suit but was installed with the nicety of the armrest in matching material. Inside a door panel matching overstuffed bench seat with various tuck and roll stitching along with burgundy piping provides room for 2 comfortably. A heavily padded Grant steering wheel sits atop a late model tilt column fronting the dash that is metal that is bathed in body matching red. The flat dash houses various chrome bezel white face VDO gauges as well as a few toggle and switches for the power windows. On the glovebox we note signatures from Don Garlits, Bruce Larson, and Ronnie Sox to name a few along with an AM/FM/Cassette player mounted below. Clean medium pile carpet covers the floors and looks inviting enough to take off my loafers and run my piggies across. Drivetrain Under the flip front end is a 350ci V8 that sits nicely in the open and expansive engine bay. It has plenty of chrome add ons and is fed its air and fossils via a 4-barrel Holley carb and aluminum intake manifold. On the back is a TH350 3-speed automatic transmission and a Ford 8-inch Tracloc rear with 3.25 gears takes the power and puts it to the pavement. Undercarriage A perfectly preserved black steel frame courtesy of a Nissan pickup mixes with the underside of the wood bed and red painted flooring to create a beautiful environment for the underside. Power disc brakes are upfront, and power drums are on back. A Mustang II independent suspension with coil springs is on front and a leaf spring arrangement is on the rear. Headers feed combustion fumes to the rear of the truck via a pair of Turbo mufflers. Drive-Ability This truck is an eye catcher with the paint and custom rod cues, and a true performer on the test track. Here it showed me great acceleration, solid bias free braking, and fantastic handling. The interior was very comfy, and all functions worked as they should. A not often seen street rod all done in 41 Dodge truck form. A pleasant mix of fiberglass and steel, and snappy paint, a black canvas tonneau and a wood panel bed take this truck to the level of street rod heaven. There's nothing else like it and you'd be hard pressed to find another like it at any show. Gracing our Hallowed Halls in all of its custom glory, easy to find since it's the only one like it in our expansive 700 plus car inventory. Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 650 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display. This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.
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