Given a chance, a young craftsman can do as good a job as a seasoned fabricator. Dennis Clark of Beacon, Iowa, put that theory to the test. After two bodymen did poor work on his '54 Chevy Stepside, he entrusted the body and paint to up-and-comer Jeff Waddelle. Jeff massaged all the exterior panels to perfection and painted the pickup PPG Tangier Orange before licking the front with purple flames. An '85 350/350 powertrain motivates the Bow Tie. Since Dennis was successful in trusting a young artisan for the Chevy's body, he used the same approach for the interior. Jeff Boatwright, a talented young upholsterer, tastefully trimmed the entire cockpit. The pickup incorporated parts from LMC Trucks, Rocky Hinge, Steele Rubber Products, and Fairlane Company. In addition to thanking the two Jeffs, Ken Stek, Irvin Phillips, and son Craig helped Dennis make the hauler run healthy and look outstanding. Great job, everyone!
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