ChassisThe chassis of Justin's '53 Chevy has been stripped, painted, and completely detailed, and features a Mustang II IFS kit with tubular A-arms and power disc brakes, GM power steering up front, and a four-link rear suspension with a 5-inch C-notch in back. The road-going or show-stopping stance comes from Air Ride Technologies' four-corner airbags with an onboard compressor and separate switch controls. Fuel is supplied by a new unit from Tanks and feeds the engine with a Holley pump.
DrivetrainPowering the classic cruiser is a fresh 350ci/700-R4 combo and a GM 10-bolt equipped with an Eaton 3.56:1 posi gear set and Moser axles. Sitting on top of the engine is an Edelbrock Tri-power intake mated to a set of Rochester carburetors. Additional highlights include a pair of Edelbrock finned valve covers, Sanderson finned exhaust manifolds, brackets and pulleys from Zoops, Lokar cables, and an MSD ignition system.
Wheels & TiresRolling stock was kept simple and in the style of the car with a set of 15x7 steel wheels mounted in 215/70R15 BFGoodrich radial wide whites from Coker Tire. Finishing off the classic combo is a set of '57 Cadillac full-wheel covers.
Body & PaintThe body of this Bel Air is a testament to styling and a pure honor to the work of builder Roy Kucia Jr. The body features many custom tricks, such as frenched headlights and antenna, shaved door handles and side emblems, nosing and decking, Hollywood fender skirts, and a set of Lee Church glass taillight lenses frenched into the quarter-panels. The Larry Watson-style burgundy and gold paint job was also the handiwork of multi-talented Roy.
InteriorThe inside of the Chevy was all done period correct with white pleats on the seats, door panels, and headliner with burgundy carpet by Roy Kucia Jr. The dash was left stock with the addition of a custom insert filled with VDO gauges. Tunes are supplied by an Alpine system and the passengers stay comfortable with a Vintage Air Gen II unit. Additional amenities include a Painless wiring kit, which incorporates power windows, keyless entr,y and remote door openers.