Chopped, Dropped and Mean as Fuuu
Nick Weber and his father are the sole principle of Nick’s Customs. A shop based out of Jersey that builds good ‘ole bare hands, torched, cut and welded rolling art. So it’s no surprise that Nick’s 1946 Chevy Pick Up is nothing short of a masterpiece.
I called Joe to let him know I was coming up to chill with him at the next Formula Drift event at Wall Speedway when he says to me, “You have to see this truck I just finished shooting!” And after a quick pic he shot over to me my first reaction was; “Please tell me you shoot it for SoS..” And so here it is, Nick’s beautiful creation, through Joe Dantone’s eyes for all of you.
A lot of time and work has gone into every detail of this amazing build. The roofline has been chopped down 2 inches and the body 1.5 inches tapered to 0. A 3 inch stretch behind the doors, the hood has been converted to a 2-pc split open and just about everything else is completely custom.
Sitting bare millimeters from the ground, this truck’s mean stance engulfs 19″x8″ and a jaw dropping 20″x16″ 3-pc Billet Specialties wrapped in 245/30 Nitto up front and hidden deep in the rear tub are 29×18 Mickey Thompson R20 full race slicks.
To say that this build is a little bit of everything is an understatement. From Track, to Custom, to Mini Truck, to Stance, to full on Show… there is something for every enthusiast to enjoy.
And don’t think this build is all show, the chassis is a full custom 2×4 square tube frame strapped to a 540 big block with a bragging 11:1 compression. Squeeze into the bucket seats, strap into the 4-point harnesses and press the gas pedal to feel a thrust that makes you think your about to take orbit. I wouldn’t be surprised if this thing ran on rocket fuel.
Owner: Nick Weber of Nick’s Customs
Truck: 1946 Custom Chevy Pick-up
Photographs by: Joe Dantone
2 inch chop through side windows and windshield around rear window
Top of roof above windows and doors chopped 1.5 inches in front tapered to 0 inches at rear
3 inch stretched cab behind doors
Convert two piece center opening hood to one piece forward opening
Custom dash and console corbeau seats
Oak bed floor, raised to accommodate suspension and rear
Hand formed rear fenders and roll pan
Taillights hidden in rear panel
Custom 2×4 square tube from scratch
Mustang II front susp. With ride tech shockwaves
Adjustable 4 link rear With ride tech shockwaves
Willwood brakes 14” front 6 piston calipers 12” rear with 4 piston calipers
9 inch ford rear 3.90 gear
10 point roll cage
Front wheels billet specialties draft 19 x 8 Nitto 245 x 30 R19 tire
Rear wheels billet specialties draft 20 x 16 Mickey Thompson 29 x 18 R20
Engine and drive train
540 big block Chevy
Valley head service- thunder power 32 valve heads
Custom sheet aluminum intake
2 660 Holley carbs
Roller cam with belt drive
Custom stainless headers
4 inch stainless exhaust with 4 borla mufflers