Underneath the truck, the RB's Obsolete frame features custom crossmembers and a Mustang II-style tubular front end with 2-inch dropped spindles, coil springs, Bilstein shocks, and 11-inch GM disc brakes. The Currie 9-inch rearend runs 3.54:1 gears and a Richmond Gear Powertrax locker, hanging on leaf springs, and Bilsteins, with CalTracs traction bars, and Ford drums.
The rolling stock is wide but retro. Painted 17-inch Wheel Vintique Billet Solid rims with 41/2 inches of backspacing are dressed up with polished rings and caps and wrapped with 225/50 and 255/55 Diamond Back wide white radials.
The white exterior is contrasted on the inside by dark blue synthetic leather and suede covering the Roddoors bench seat and door panels. Chuck Packard and Neal did the upholstery work. The wool carpet was installed at Carolina Rod Shop. The stock dash was modified with a billet center panel and glovebox door, and holds 5-inch SpeedTachular and quad gauges from Classic Instruments. The Billet Specialties wheel tops a Flaming River tilt column. The Kenwood navigation system and stereo, and a Vintage Air A/C setup complete the interior.
The final touch, of course, was the matching Coke box trailer, complete with a stainless toolbox. Those two components, along with the 14 thousand-mile tally on the odometer, indicate that the Munns' '52 stepside is no pampered pickup. Neal and Roxie are having a blast driving Snow Storm. One recent trip was to the Street Rod Nationals where the new rule changes made it possible for them to participate in the previously pre-'49 only show, and where we spotted the Chevy and shot these photos.