Big Al's Featured Car's
1952 Chevy Pick Up
Owned by Dave Harrington
Pictures & Story by Big Al

I have been the proud owner of this 2 door 3 window truck for over 8 years and have worked on it for 3 years to get it where it is today. I found it in North Olmstead, Ohio when Bob Stevens still held the title to it. It didn’t take long for me to decide this was the truck for me and it soon found its way to my home in Garrettsville!
At present this is the only neat rod that I have although in the past I have owned several Motorcycles and Cars.
I have enjoyed taking this ride to some of the different shows such as Detroit, Cleveland, NHRA, Bob Daniels and Goodguys where I have won Pro Pick and Trick Truck Awards.

The body is all steel with a four inch chop and a Pie Cut Hood. The bed is all custom made and the paint is Black P P G with a touch of Green added to give the look of real depth! This was sprayed by Jim Blevins who also did the suspension work. The headlights are Frenched, the truck has been lowered and a Moon tank has been built into the lower grill in place of a front bumper. The glass is all tinted and the side windows are powered.

The chassis has a Scotts Air Ride Mustang set up with QA! Coil-over’s with Flaming River Power Steering. The stopping power is supplied by Wilwood Disc. The engine is a Chevrolet V-8 with 540 cubic inches kicking out more than 1,000 Horsepower. To get there it has Arias Hemi Aluminum heads with an Arias intake on top of that with an 8-71 Littlefield Blower sitting on top of that with Hilborn 4 Port Injection to start the Air/Fuel flow. This pushes the Air/Fuel down the cylinder to Arias Pistons. The spark is created by all MSD components to send Fire to the Air/Fuel mixture! Of course the Valve covers are Arias since Arias actually built the ticking time Bomb! The bottom is covered with a Summit Oil Pan and the coolant is pumped to an Aluminum Radiator through a Summit Water Pump. To get the spent gasses away from the engine are a pair of Zoomies by Stainless Works. This power is passed through a GM-400 3 speed transmission with a B & M Converter with a Tran’s cooler to keep the temperature down. The Driveshaft is custom built to take the energy to a Ford 9 inch rear-end with a set of 4:11 to 1 gears. This carries the spin to a set of Torque Thruster II Wheels with a pair of 26 X 7.50 X 15 Mickey Thompson Tires. The front are also Torque Thruster II Wheels with 15 X 7 Mickey Thompsons.

The Interior has a custom bench seat covered in Oxblood and Black Leather done by Portage Trim with a set of Simpson Racing Seat Belts to keep your butt in the seat! The gauge panel is classic and the Steering is from Flaming River with a Custom Steering Wheel. Needless to say, all of the wiring is custom.