1959 Chevy Pickup

1959 Chevy Pickup

 

Not every full build that comes through the shop gets show quality paint and body. Some just have the right character and patina to justify a coat of matte clear to preserve it. This 1959 Chevy Pickup is one of those examples.

 

  The ’59 Chevy came to the shop with specific goals in mind: full air ride chassis to drop it low, new reliable drivetrain, a few creature comforts, and retain the original character.   The chassis is from Total Cost Involved (TCI) with and independent front suspension and features Ridetech Shockwaves on all 4 corners. The engine is a Chevrolet Performance crate 350ci Deluxe (330HP/380ft.lbs) with a 700R4 automatic overdrive behind it.  The exhaust starts with a set of ceramic coated Sanderson Headers and flows through a full custom exhaust. The 4-wheel Wilwood disc brakes are tucked behind a set of Foose wheels (Front - 18 x 8  Rear - 20 x 8) wrapped in Toyo tires (Front - 255/45R18  Rear - 255/50R20).

 

After a few spots of rust repair and a new roof, the '59 Chevy Pickup headed to the paint shop for clear. The repaired spots were touched up and prepped and the entire body got a coat of PPG matte clear. The bed received a solid oak bed wood kit from MAR-K that sits atop the No Limit Engineering aluminum gas tank. To finish it off, the interior got an ididit tilt column and a set of Dakota Digital gauges.

 

 

Look for this truck to be featured at up coming shows!