The builder says there''s more than $40,000 wrapped up in this truck, and I''m inclined to believe him. Which means you''re getting stuff like the 502 crate motor, slick leather buckets, and dazzling paint for half price. Chevy experts will surely write to tell us that''s a front clip from an ''84 grafted onto the ''73 cab, and the bed must have come from the same truck, too. But thanks to the unbeatable popularity and longevity of these trucks, the swap is totally seamless. Besides, if you''re looking at details like that, you''re totally missing the point. The trick twin snorkel hood is a good starting point, and the vivid electric blue paint says more about this truck''s intentions than I ever could on paper. It''s mean to grab attention, and that it does quite well. The bodywork is nicely done, so you know this wasn''t some half-hearted effort, and the clean, unadorned sheetmetal screams custom from the billet grille to the rear roll pan. There''s no evidence of cut corners here, so we can only speculate why someone spending this much money on a build didn''t see it through to the end. It''s no less impressive inside, where the completely custom interior looks like something you''d find at a street rod show instead of in a pickup truck. Those heavily bolstered black leather seats look straight out of a late-model F-body, and a wide center console was fabbed up, offering a complete entertainment system with AM/FM/CD/DVD player and a TV screen. If you''re good with electronics, it''ll be an afternoon''s worth of work to get it all working and the wow factor can''t be beat. The instrument panel features a polished billet face plate surrounding the original gauges, and controls include a leather-wrapped Grant GT wheel and a slick side-mounted shifter on the console. Like I said, the hard stuff''s done just waiting for you to get in and kick it up a notch. And there''s plenty of kick under the hood, thanks to a 502 cubic inch big block. The engine bay was clearly finished for show, and these engines certainly aren''t cheap. The list of suppliers includes Edelbrock, MSD, and Cool-Flex, all of which make this a Grade-A performance machine. Long-tube headers feed an X-pipe and a custom exhaust that sounds downright predatory, and the truck sits exactly right thanks to custom spindles, springs, and lowering blocks. A TH400 3-speed automatic feeds a built 12-bolt full of 3.73 gears, which will make short work of anything this side of a Corvette. Polished Torque Thrust wheels and fat Goodyears complete the look. If this truck were finished, there''s no doubt that the owner would be looking to get more than twice this much money for it. Instead, it''s an opportunity for the smart builder, especially since all the hard work and investing is already done. Call today! This vehicle is located in our Dallas/Fort Worth showroom. For more information, please call (817) 764-8000 or toll free (855) 877-2707.