One month. Thats how long it took for Steve Jones to build his truck. OK, truth be told, thats how long it took him to finish it. He found it parked on the side of the road with a For Sale sign on it, decided it was exactly what he needed, and snatched it up. The previous owner had started the rebuild and said it just needed to be completed. Steve didnt see it that way, so with the help of his friend Dan Coy, they went back through the truck, changing the stuff they didnt like and the adding stuff they thought it needed. Now that its finished, its driven almost daily. Problem is, Steves wife Debra has been hogging the keys. Seems she just cant get enough seat time. Go Debra.
Drivetrain: A 350ci ZZ4 crate engine provides motorvation with an Edelbrock intake and Holley 650 pumping the go-juice. Headers and twice pipes feed a pair of Turbo mufflers. A TH400 transfers power to the 12-bolt posi rear, which turns 4.11:1 gears. Dan Coy of Huntington Beach, California, handled the engine modifications and installation.
Chassis: Dan Coy also modified the ½-ton chassis. He clipped it just behind the cab and fabricated a Pro Street rear half from 2x4 steel tubing. A four-link suspended by coilovers locates the 12-bolt rear. Up front, the factory control arms are sprung with a pair of Belltech coils and dropped spindles. Drum brakes act to slow Steves hauler whenever hes a-haulin. Dan also added power steering for easier aiming.
Wheels & Tires: Fats and skinnies are M/T 29.0x15.5 and BFG 205/60-15 respectively. The tires are mounted on polished five-spoke American Racing wheels with 15x16s in the rear and 15x7s up front. Notice the offset of the rear wheels; the rims were split behind the center and widened to fill the tubs. With all of that backspacing, the wheels appear to be stock width when viewed from the curb. Sleeper city.
Body: Body modifications were minimal, with Steve and Dan adding Fleet-side truck inner fenders inside the bed for extra tire clearance, hidden latches inside the tailgate, and a rolled rear pan. A pair of 40 Ford truck taillights keep the rear of the Chevy looking clean. Check this outwhen it came time for the bed wood, the boys covered the floor with a sheet of Birch plywood, then fastened the polished strips over it. It looks high-buck, but Steve says he only has $150 in it.
Paint: Body Palace in Huntington Beach, California, applied the School Bus Yellow.
Interior: The interior was stitched by L.A.M. Upholstery in Huntington Beach, California, with black velour covering the factory bench seat. A late-model factory wheel tops a GM tilt column.