The main frame is a stock 1950 Chevy with an 1983 S-10 front stub, which has been kicked up about 8 inches to get the car low. The stock steering was removed and a narrowed rack-and-pinion was installed with S-10 control arms swapped for tubular A-arms. It has stock S-10 front disc brakes, rearend, and rear drum brakes and a Chassis Engineering leaf spring kit with spring mounts moved to the inside of the framerail and further up to get a good stance. The chassis is all painted the same satin tan color as the engine compartment.
The engine is an 2003 Chevy truck fuel-injected 5.3L LS. It has a GM computer, Detail Zone engine harness, Greening Auto Company valve cover with coils inside covers, and old-school Chevrolet script on the valve covers. There is custom engine sheetmetal covering the ugly stock truck engine. The air cleaner is the stock oil bath that came on the inline-six; the insides of the oil were cut out and are fitted with a MAS air sensor; also custom are hand-fabbed metal fuel rail covers. It has stock truck engine brackets with an 140-amp alternator from PowerMaster, a Rick's Tanks custom stainless fuel tank with Aeromotive pump and a Flowmaster builder's kit 2 1/2-inch exhaust, stock LS exhaust manifolds, all heat wrapped using DEI titanium-colored heat wrap, again to tie the industrial feel into the project. To keep the car driveable with it being low, the engine and trans were moved way up in the chassis for oil pan clearance and back for better weight balance and looks. An Allstar Performance aluminum radiator with Spal cooling fans was also installed.
Body & Paint
The 1950 Chevy Fleetline has a mostly stock body, the hood seam welded with a slight peak, and the hood emblem is shaved. The center windshield divider was removed and 1950 Oldsmobile glass was installed. The stock taillights were shaved and replaced with four 1950 Pontiac panels. Bumpers were smoothed and shaved and one pieced. All trim is sanded and painted a metallic color with satin clear. The body is coated in a retro solid non-metallic medium blue, a with a satin insert on the hood, roof, and trunk for an industrial look. All paint materials are DuPont Chroma Premier. The flat part of the firewall was moved back 3 inches, with an 8-inch recess for the engine. All inner fenders, radiator support, and radiator cover are all hand fabbed. Inner fenders are blind mounted for a clean look.
Wheels & Tires
Polished Real Rodders wheels in 15x7 up front and 15x8 in the rear (has the look of a 10-inch-wide deep-dish rim) are all wrapped in BFGoodrich big 'n' little T/A radial rubber.
It has a stock front bench seat and custom fabbed rear seat. The seats are covered in tan vinyl with pleated inserts done in a canvas material for an industrial look by Hudson Rod & Custom. Other interior panels were done by Strange Motion. The industrial look continues with aluminum accents on the side panels made by Jamey Jordan of HandMade Seat Co. It has Mercedes square-weave carpet, a Ron Francis wire harness, ididit steel tilt column, and old Bell-style Sprint Car–influenced wheel. Air conditioning is by Restomod Air, insulated with BoomMat and Steele Rubber weatherstripping and seals.