John McCormick from Georgetown, Indiana, recently completed a '62 Chevy in dazzling Atomic Orange. The C10 is powered by a ZZ4/TH350 combo with dropped spindles up front and lowered springs out back providing that lowered stance. John borrowed a rearend from a '70 Chevy Nova, replacing the stock drums with disc brakes. He also shaved the doors and all the chrome before spraying it in the aforementioned nuclear color. A '66 Chevy grille removed the stock unit, along with a custom dash, chrome steering column, and banjo wheel. John's got seven years of blood, sweat, and tears into his truck and it really shows.
Beeb Tellier, of Windham, Maine, completed this '64 Chevy in 2007, seven years after he began the project. The stepside is powered by a 409ci small-block Chevy topped with a 6-71 BDS blower, aluminum heads and dual quads. The keg in the bed holds an auxiliary 15 gallons for when the frame-mounted 20-gallon tank runs dry; and with that engine setup, we're sure that's pretty often. Other features on Beeb's hauler are shaved door handles, frenched power antennas, one-off gauge panels, and a 2-inch-dropped disc brake conversion kit.
Chris Ruscha, of Verona, Missouri, resurrected this '65 Chevy pickup back in the mid-1980s. Purchased from a farmer for $1,500, Chris proceeded to do an entire frame-off restoration complete with a 327ci Chevy engine dressed to the nines in chrome and backed by the stock Powerglide transmission. Twenty-five years later, Chris still enjoys taking the old truck out to local cruise nights and car shows.
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