EXCLUSIVE: 1946 Chevrolet Fleetline Pickup

It might not be in a barn now, but this truck was found in the previous owner’s shop, where it stayed for a number of years. It was eventually moved to another garage and was left to sit yet again. Well, Reader Louis P found it and got it running again. It’s been highly customized, with a 350 V8 and the independent rear suspension from a Corvette. It also has disc brakes all around and power steering. There’s still work to be done to make it a nice daily driver, but it runs and drives as is. So, if you’ve been looking for a sweet truck to work on, be sure to contact Louis via the form below!

What Makes It Special? This is a restomod which has been sitting in a shop for quite some time. The prior owner passed away while his hobby vehicle was being built and his widow left it at a shop which went out of business. From there it went in to dry storage. It has a 350 Chevy small-block V-8 from a C4 Corvette and a fresh 700R overdrive transmission. The truck also has power steering, 4 wheel disc brakes, and full Corvette IRS. It runs and drives great and just needs some minor finish work to make it a great daily driver.

Body Condition: Rust free steel body and new hardwood bed with fresh sheet metal. The only body issue is that the vehicle could use some inner fender liners under the hood. The body is finished in matt black and the grill pieces have been painted or powder coated.

Mechanical Condition: The vehicle runs and drives great. No mechanical issues what so ever outside of the new electronic speed odometer being inoperative.

This truck has a great look to it as is. If I were going to change anything, it would just be the rims. Everyone has their own style though, so the next owner can decide what to change and what to leave alone. Honestly, if you are looking for something to make your own, this would be the truck to start with. The body doesn’t appear to have been modified, it’s rust free, and being flat black means you can change the color to anything you’d like. So, what do you think of this half-ton hot rod? What would you change and what would you leave alone?

  • Asking Price: $$25900.
  • Location: Carlsbad, Ca
  • Mileage: TMU
  • Title Status: Clean
  • VIN: 14DPF4478

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  1. cornet_4_life

    i want it

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  2. edh

    The wheels are horrible.

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  3. Kenneth Carney

    Just add some bumpers (required in Fl.)
    and drive as is. I sure hope my ’91 F-350
    turns out this good. If you’re looking for
    a turn-key vintage pickup, here it is!

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  4. geomechs geomechsMember

    While a resto-mod isn’t the way I’d have taken this truck, it looks like a good job. I sure wouldn’t kick it off my driveway. If it came my way, I’d change the color to something more conducive to the time period. I once saw one that was a royal blue with black fenders and it looked very sharp. I’d change the wheels to something vintique with dog dish hubcaps; add proper bumpers and call it good. And yes, the belly button 350 can stay. After all it’s a Chevy…

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  5. Superstreet

    Very Nice but how many people can afford 25k for a project in primer that needs wheels and so on.
    I’m an old rodder but 25k unrealistic number in MY opinion.
    I think 15k is a fair number come on lets all try and make the hobby available to everyone not just to the wealthy and hey 15k is a pile of buck at least to me!
    I guess that’s why I cant buy any old c10 f100 d100 anymore !

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    • walt

      What I see he has probably has $35,000-40,000 into it. Parts aren’t cheap & easy 2 find 4 old 1’s like these, nor some things u can’t do/modify, shop rates $100-150 an hour. Think u r a dreamer & should keep on reading this group, it takes $, lots of special tools, [walking, shopping, imagination, time-time] 2 build rods. I’ve had this 1 4 37 years & still change things. About $45,000 into it. No matter what u do some smart ass will say ‘u shoulda done this’ or ‘ I don’t like the color’. Get off ur butt & build yours, u’all will find out/wake up. u might b in wrong business/dream. 2 me what I c if done right is a very good deal at $25000, if u can get lower great

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    • walt

      U must b a dreamer, keep reading this site. What I c $25000 is more than fair, looks like he has almost $30,000-40,000 into it if done right! Finding a decent ride 2 start with, lots of time 2 build it, imagination of final look, walkin around/shopping 4 parts [junk yards, swap meets, special orders], ur special tools & what u can’t do take 2 Rod shop-$100/150 hr, & more time 2 put it together, Busted knuckles. I’ve have my 35 4 37 years now [$25,000-35000 in it], & then some broke down have nothin fool says ‘I woulda done this’ or ‘I don’t like the color’. Get off ur butt & build ur own, u’all find out what’s going on. Next & last chopping the top 3″

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  6. JP

    A Fleetside? Looks like a Stepside to me!

    Like 2

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