1951 Chevy Brew Truck


Grain Hauler - out of the fields of North Dakota

1951 Brew Truck

1951 Chevrolet 1 – ½ Ton Truck


  • 235 Cubic Inch six-cylinder re-manufactured engine
  • Bored over .30
  • Medium Lift performance cam
  • Single Barrel Rochester Carburetor
  • HEI Distributor
  • 12-volt electrical system
  • Muncie 4 speed transmission
  • Original rear-end, rebuilt
  • Rebuilt front-end and front and rear suspension
  • New Disc Brakes (Wilwood) and New Lines
  • New Wiring
  • New gauges
  • Wheels powder coated and new tires
  • Custom Stainless Steel fabricated dual headers; custom Stainless Steel exhaust system and stacks.


  • Off frame cab and front clip
  • Frame refinished
  • New chrome, front and rear
  • New lighting
  • New, original manufacturer, chrome spotlight
  • Complete interior cab restoration
  • Engine compartment refinished in factory proper colors
  • Custom fabricated Stainless Steel bed frame and accessories
  • Custom fabricated White Oak bed with Stainless Steel skid strips
  • Custom fabricated side boards on Stainless Steel stakes

Background: The truck started off as a Grain Hauler out of a farm field in North Dakota. It’s debut as the Crawford “Brew Truck” is May 2019. The custom white oak bed support, bed deck, and side stakes were done by McDonough Structures (Iowa City, IA). The random orbital finish stainless steel supports and bed frame were fabricated by Crawford Co. (Rock Island, IL). The body work, patina finish and interior was a collaboration of work by Mike Grosz and Tom Lindle (McCausland, IA). The “Hot Rod Six” engine build and mechanical work was done by Ken Ferdig (Blackduck, MN).