Custom 1940 Graham Shark Nose Pickup

Some restomods are poorly pieced together, and often not very well thought out. Well this custom Graham pickup is a very nice execution and the “Shark Nose” front end is quite appealing even in the military green paint. Built to be a shop truck for a WWII Jeep restoration shop, this Graham has stunning style, and is very well built. With several days remaining, this wild pickup is currently bid up to $17,501. Check it out here on ebay out of Longview, Texas. Thanks to Peter for sharing this stellar custom!

Having started off as a 1940 Graham parts sedan, the seller decided to base this custom off of a 1992 Chevrolet pickup. The engine is a “crate” 305 V8 equipped with an automatic transmission. There are many great features including air conditioning, heat, cruise control, and power windows. All welcomed modern amenities in this day and age. The great news about this being a modern frame and components means that this custom will be easy enough to get parts for. This miraculous conversion has acquired 2,300 miles since its completion.

A fantastic feat of simplicity, this interior is a small haven that screams comfort. The level of detail is very nigh, and the fit and finish of the custom interior is top notch for sure. Clearly well thought out with quality materials, this interior looks to easy to enjoy especially with air conditioning at the ready. There is a handy toolbox built into the cab behind he seat.

The styling is on point, and this is really a stunning truck. The cab is nicely done, and the fitment of the body panels is fabulous. The matte green army paint is cool, and there is no doubt that this Graham wouldn’t be a show stopper. The rear window is split, which is a neat touch, and the custom tailgate is a work of art as well. The fit and finish is excellent with no obvious signs of rust, damage, welding, or body filler. Needing nothing other than a new home, are you a fan of this custom Graham pickup?


  1. Nevadahalfrack Nevadahalfrack Member

    Dang it! Oh to suffer the curse of being born good-looking and not RICH. (Okay, not good-looking either..).
    What a very unique and cool truck-Kudos to the shop that built it, and a great price besides!

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    • Nevadahalfrack Nevadahalfrack Member

      Well, it was but they can’t possibly sell it for $17,500 and make anything from it.
      Still and all, super cool job.
      Thanks, Brian and Peter.

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    • Gerry

      I agree with you. On all points. lol

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      • Steve S

        I think I would of redone the original bench seat and kept the original steering wheel. Then I would of kept it a 4 speed manual transmission if it had a manual transmission. Then I would of kept the manual window cranks instead of making them powered. That’s my thoughts on some things I would not of changed. The seats that are in the truck looks like you are sitting on the floor boards of the truck which is fine for a sports car but not a truck. The seats look like they would be uncomfortable the way they are.

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      • Daniel G Rawinsky

        I agree with Steve S. I have only bought three new cars, all had standard shift. I have only bought one new van with automatic since Ford does not have standard in pick ups or vans. This truck should have been left original with the standard transmission, original engine, crank up window, I guess the 60-2 A/C could be okay if it was 134a. Other than that this is a very nice restoration or rebuild. I just do not have the place to work on a project this big, or the energy. Nice workmanship, good job!

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    • Dave Mazz

      Nevadahalfrack posted, “Dang it! Oh to suffer the curse of being born good-looking and not RICH. (Okay, not good-looking either..).”

      But you’re honest….and if you happen to play baseball, as a hitter, one outta three ain’t bad at all….:-) :-)

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  2. Haig L Haleblian

    The owner of the build has to have a good amount of money tied up in this awesome looking piece.

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  3. Gsuffa Gsuffa Member

    The builder did not miss a beat on this custom. But eBay ad title does not say “pickup” or ‘truck”.

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  4. art

    I am rarely a fan of resto-mods, most which look quite sad and amateurish.
    This is Stunning and a testament to the talents and vision of the bodyman who tackled this vehicle. Only the rear black rubber fender gravel shields are missing, something that can probably be tracked down.
    It’s as though the person time traveled back to 1940, spoke with designer Amos Northup, chatted about this concept, received drawings from Northup, and then zapped himself back here to create this vehicle. Fabulous. Would love to own it. Love it. This vehicle will stop traffic wherever it goes.

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    • Nevadahalfrack Nevadahalfrack Member

      Yeah! What Art said!

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  5. Skorzeny

    Please. Lose those rear fender skirts. Otherwise, it’s wonderful.

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  6. GP Member

    I just looked at all the pictures and this is a great job all around. Very talented builder. Keep up the good work.

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  7. Mike

    I’d go slightly less attention grabbing and remove all the army decals. This is a really nice thought out truck.

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  8. Bob C

    Bid up to over $27,000 and reserve still not met…..what a great looking truck

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  9. Little_Cars

    Another late model pick up frame added to salvage a historic vehicle. Executed well from a distance. However, as Steve S concluded, those seats and seating position leave something to be desired. No such thing as “footwells” in this pickup truck cab! The height of the dash would be problematic and … what if you had sciatica or any other form of back problem? I like me a Graham sharknose but everything from the cab back looks uglier now than the sedan it is based on.

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  10. Tort Member

    Beautiful truck and great job by the builder. Only thing I would have done is keep a bench seat, and no fender skirts. Saying that I could surely live with it as it sits!

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  11. Andrew S Mace Member

    Since everyone else is nitpicking, I might as well, too! I’d consider doing the headlamp chrome and hubcaps in white enamel, and I’d also lose the fender skirts. That said, kudos to the builder not just for creating this so beautifully but for using it (less than totally pristine bed floor gives it away). Well done!

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  12. Johnmloghry Johnmloghry

    This is way cool. Almost to good to be true. I know where Longview Texas is I’ve been there many times, but it’s out of my price range already and climbing.
    God bless America

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  13. Jay

    Ah cha cha cha cha

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  14. Mountainwoodie

    Gotta give it up to the builder. Like many of you I would prefer original interior seats and a 4 speed but I’m guessing that the demographic( i.e. old folks) who would pay north of 30 K for this would rather have auto and the creature comforts.
    That said, while I’m not in favor generally speaking of taking a rare car like a ’40 Graham and turning into a totally original build, concept wise, you have to admit it’s pretty cool.

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  15. Tom

    What a barge but unusual.

  16. bog

    I’d like to have seen one of his restored WWII “jeeps” next to it !

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  17. SumtingWong

    Sold 36K. Nice job by someone.

    Like 6

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