Hey Chevy truck fans, check out this super bad, black suede ’57 Stepside from Pro-Touring.com. Owner Mike Holleman from Morehead City, North Carolina built this rig as his daily driver and the result redefines the notion of a hot rod truck.
A Jim Meyers four-link 9-inch rear end, Baer Track 4 front brakes and PBR rears completes the transformation from ‘57 era apple cart to thoroughly modern machine. Finally, reliable late model power was chosen via a ubiquitous LS2 /4L60E combo sacrificed from a 2006 GTO.
With the chassis and power train sorted out, the next step was getting the overall look just right. Mike chose the subtle addition of a modified VFN chin spoiler, custom rear valance with exhaust cutouts and teardrop taillights. Then the whole thing was dipped in a marine version of Black Imron paint mixed with 50/50 flattening agent.
Last but not least, a set of staggered Forgeline CFC3 Concave Series wheels were bolted up, 18×8 with BFG KDW 245’s up front and 18×12’s with 335’s stuffed under the all steel, tubbed bed. It took Mike a few trys to get the ride height right but the tweaking paid off with a stance that pegs the elusive sweet spot.
There ain’t nothing new under the sun, but Mike’s ’57 Chevy Truck is a textbook example of thinking outside the box.