Chevrolet Tracker 1951, Manual - Phoenix, AZ

Thursday, 11 November 2021

Item details

City: Phoenix, Arizona
Offer type: Sell
Price: $6,200
Model: Chevrolet Tracker
Year:1951
Mileage:4,000
Transmission:Manual
Fuel Type:Gasoline
Body Type:Pickup
Color:Green/Black

Contacts

Contact name Garcia

Item description

1951 Chevrolet Other Pickups 3100 350 Gen I Chevy Crate Motor MSD EFI
1951 Chevy Pickup 3100 4-Wheel Drive
With this truck, you get the great looks of a ’51 Chevy, with the attitude of 33” mud tires, and the ability to reliably and comfortably cruse down the highway at 70 mph.

Offered for sale in my 1951 Chevy 4x4 pickup. Chevy didn’t offer four-wheel drive in 1951, so this one is built with the help of a 1972 Chevy K15 truck. The project started in 2001 when I purchased the ’51 without an engine or transmission. Shortly after that I purchased the ’72 donor truck. The engine, transmission and transfer case were fitted. I later switched out the engine for a GM crate engine (Gen I 350, 4-bolt main bearings) and the transmission and transfer case for remanufactured units. Note that the SM465 transmission is a 4- speed manual but the first gear is a granny low. So, I relabeled the shift knob L-1-2-3. The rear axle was sent to Currie to be narrowed and retubed with Ford Explorer disk brakes and new axle shafts. The front axle housing was a new Dana 44 from Currie. Currie also provided the custom axle shafts. I eventually regeared both axles to 3.73:1 for better drivability. The 33” BFG Mud tires fit well because the truck rides on 6” lift leaf springs which were installed below each axle. Below axle springs are more stable and, in this case, netted less lift which was perfect for the 33” tires.

Inside the cab heating and cooling is provided by Vintage Air. The seats are also heated. The seat belts are self-retracting. New Vintage USA gauges provide the status of the mechanicals. The MSD EFI provides great drivability. The steering was upgraded to power and the disk brakes provide great stopping power without power assist. A Retro Sound radio (Bluetooth & USB) provides the music through an amp under the seat through a pair of 4x10 speakers mounted in the seat frame plus a 5x7 in the dash. There’s even an evergreen XM radio. It has one of the first XM radio conversions. The subscription was canceled a long time ago, but the radio continues to play all channels without cost.
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