Roger Stucky says he and his wife, Ruthanne, just wanted a "fun truck," not necessarily a show winner. In less than a year, however, the '46 has already collected a best paint, best engine compartment and a car club's choice at area car shows.
RPM Motorsports fabricated a rear roll pan, which is ported to allow the inboard dual 3-inch exhausts to breathe freely. Teardrop '39 Ford-style LED taillights mirror the streamlined shape of the rear fenders.
The original rectangular gauge bezel has been replaced by three round Classic Instruments units that provide everything from speed to engine revs and all other vital engine information. Note how the main gauge cluster is artfully blended into the lower lip of the dash.
Directional input is supplied by a Grant cherrywood 4-spoke steering wheel on a tilt column that also provides cruise control. The garnet red/silver theme carries over to the subtly modified dashboard.
Power is supplied by a fully detailed 383-cubic-inch Chevy stroker motor mated to a Pro Built 700 R4 automatic overdrive. Edelbrock aluminum heads, an Endura Shine intake and a Demon carburetor combine to produce 482 horsepower.
There's not a ripple to be found in the super-smooth garnet red paint accented by platinum silver tracing the beltline and bed rails of the truck. Paint work was handled by Mark and Steve Derringer of American Classics Restorations.