Second '66
"Ace" Gordon of Mesa, Arizona, bought his first '66 Chevy shortbed Fleetside when he was 18 years old, but by the time he was 23 he had to sell it to pay for a life form that was brewing in his wife, Rose's, belly. Around 18 years later the life form got big enough to move out, and the coast was clear for Ace to pick another '66 and start where he left off. Ace didn't have to look very far to find his second '66, it was an all-original example owned by a paint company rep that serviced the autobody shop where Ace works as a painter. It was in 1997 when Ace pulled the '66 down to the bare frame, and by 2000 the truck was ready to roll. Since 2000, the '66 has had four different engines in it, with the last one putting out around 425 horsepower. Other features include a beefed 700-R4 automatic transmission, disc brakes, and a set of 20-inch wheels. Look at the bed floor and you'll notice there's a healthy set of flames painted from one end to the other. Ace said "thanks to his good friends like the manager at his shop, and Bryan Waller with his shop Custom Autowork, his second '66 really turns a lot of heads."