1939 Chevrolet Pickup

Here are some photos of my 1939 Chevrolet half-ton pickup. My wife, Victoria, has named it my all-steel pickup “Baby Boy,” as she had previously named our 1939 Chevrolet Coupe project car “Baby Girl.” Victoria frequently drives our pickup to local cars shows. Baby Boy was born in New York State to a private collector, and my wife and I adopted him in the fall of 2017. After purchasing the little orange pickup, we had it shipped to its new home here in Mossyrock, Washington.

The pickup sits on a 1989 Chevrolet S10 pickup frame with a Camaro 305 SB, 200 R4 trans and Throttle Body Injection (TBI). The chassis and suspension are completely restored to like-new condition. It was originally built in 2004 by two longtime hot rodders who had a shop in New York. The truck drives, handles, and runs great. Creature comforts include: PS, PB, front disc brakes, 3” single exhaust and crossover, giving this boy some real rumble. Victoria loves him and is enjoying learning to drive him correctly.

Our other classic car is a 1939 Chevrolet Coupe that my wife named “Baby Girl.” It, too, is all-steel and has been an ongoing project for the last two years. She’s a full-frame-off resto-mod with a freshly rebuilt 5.3L GM LS engine with a 4l60E transmission, Firebird rear axle, 4-wheel disc brakes, coil over shocks, 4-link rear suspension, Mustang II front suspension, and a many other extra goodies that help power the Coupe down the road. When completed, her body will include 1946 Chevy truck headlights and a few other body modifications.

Don & Victoria Lorette
Mossyrock, WA

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  1. Charles Brewer

    I just finished a 1937packard with a LT1 corvette and 4L60 trans. We ysesa 2005 ford front and reared from a police car. We had to widen the car 6inches to make it all work.