1968 Chevy 1/2 ton Stepside Show Truck--Saving the Best for Last: Ok, Kick yer shoes off, Tip yer chair back, Rest yer feet on the desk, Grab yer drool towel and Feast yer eyeballs on this absolutely Incredible Show Truck! My, Oh My, this one will Start yer Engine and have you talking to yourself, did me! I am talking the Checkered Flags started waiving as soon as I was blessed by it's presence! Crank Me Up! I could not wait to crank this Juicy Machine Up, Drive it and Bring it to you digitally!! This MACHINE just oozes with a wonderful combination of Imagination, Perfection, Horsepower, Handling, Comfort, Style and Buckets of Dough! This Heart Beat will have you thinking about the Finish Line and Trophy's!! No Cautions or Spin-outs Here! Only Green Lights, Checkered Flags and a Juicy Kiss at the Finish Line! Thump, Thump! Do you have the Nerve to Take Turn 3 on the inside to Win this Beauty!
A True Vision is what it takes to orchestrate the transformation of this type of Show Truck! A creation of excellence with NO Expense Spared! Built with a "Nascar Attitude" that shouts "Winner"! A Wall Full of Trophy's and Magazine Features supports it's SHOW WINNER PEDIGREE! I will give you the list later, dude! I want to get on with the show! You know, Get Ready to Rumble! This Rig will Kick yer Butt in every category, including the drive! GENTLEMEN! Start Your Engines!
Powered by a Stroked, Balanced and Blueprinted 383 Cubed 4-Bolt Main Chevy Small Block built by Britco Racing Engines! Touting a before installed Dyno Tuned 380 Horsepower with 380 Ft lbs of Torque @ 3000 rpm! How did we get there? Align Honed, Decked and Bored 40 over! The rotating mass is created with a SCAT Crankshaft driving motion thru SCAT Rods connected to Probe 10 to 1 Slugs (pistons) equipped with Childs & Albert Rings! A connection to the Valve Train is provided thru a Tru-Roller Chain hooked to Clay Smith Engineering Roller Camshaft that pushes Crane Roller Lifters straight into 1.5 Ratio Roller Rockers! Fluid Motion! Controlling the combustion and compression is a set of Pro Top Line 23 degree Aluminum Cylinder Heads equipped with Quadspell Valves sprung by Isky Springs w/ alloy retainers! Oil to keep it juiced is contained within a 7 1/2 qt Moroso Pan that's pumped where needed thru a Melling High Volume Pump!
Now FEED, Fire, Cool, Propel, Exhaust and Dress this Power-train Up! Resting over the Valley is an Edelbrock Victor JR Intake Manifold topped with a Mighty DEMON 650 cfm Carb! Crisp Throttle and Torque! Ignite the Forced Fuel with MSD 6AL Ignition, MSD Aluminum Distributor w/rev limiter and Taylor Wires that Ignite the Fire! Keeping it cool is a Howe Aluminum Radiator, Edelbrock Aluminum H20 Pump, Cool-Flex Hoses and Flex Lite Dual Blade 4300CFM Fans w/ shroud! Polished Billet Accessories & Pulley's keep everything turning! Everything is hidden with custom formed firewall shields and listen to this, if you look close you will see the Air Filter Shroud is custom built from a spare center section of a 68 Hood! NICE Touches everywhere!
Transfers the power through a 2500 stall torque converter into a "TPI Performance" Built Chevy 700R4 Automatic Transmission that's controlled by a Lokar Shifter. Now pass the gas thru HPC Coated Headers with 2 1/2" Stainless Steel Exhaust completed with Flowmaster 40-series mufflers that flow into Nascar Style exit-pipes! TOO HOT!! THERE IS NOT A SPEC OUT OF PLACE & IT'S VERY PROFESSIONAL! On the handling and chassis side, the Stock Frame has been C-Notched, Painted POR-15 and treated to a complete Totally Stainless bolt kit! Out Back resides a custom Lincoln 8" rear diff equipped w/ 3.73:1 Posi Gears and Disc Brakes! Up Front sits Early Classic Enterprises 2" inch dropped spindles, Springs and Disc Brakes! STOP Yes, 4-wheel power disc brakes!! A Mullins 3-Turn Lock to Lock Power Steering box keeps it tight! Sending the rubber to the road is Colorado Custom Empire wheels, 17x8 / 17x9.5 polished alloy wheels wrapped in BFG G-Force 255/45 ZR-17 & 285/40 ZR-17 Speed Rated Rubber! Need I say More, Set to Go, Handle and Stop! Drive this ride and You will see!!
Now on to the Sooper Slick Body! I am going to rip thru this and let the detailed pictures do the narrative! Bodywork and Paint by "Extreme Metal & Paint" of Anacortes, Washington with Graphics performed by KillerPaint.com Mike LaVallee of Snohomish, Washington! Finished in House of Kolor / Sunset Pearl with Ghost Flames! Let's See, Cab Chopped 2" inches, Center Inserted 3rd Brake Light, Filled Side Markers, Louvered Hood, Stock Grill, Hella Hagen Lamps, Dual Frenched Antenna, Valley Mirrors, Pros Pick Box, Mar-K Rear Roll Pan, Flush Inserted Tail-Lights, Bed Steps Cut-Out for Exhaust, Oak Bed Slats and Electric Tonneau! I am talking Classy, Juicy and Perfecto!
On the inside, Stock Dashbaord w/ Haneline engine-turned gauges inserts, Auto Meter Artic White Face Gauges, Vintage Air Conditioning, Billet Specialties Steering Wheel, Flaming River Tilt Column, Power Windows and Custom mounted drink Holder in place of the Factory Radio! Did I Say Tunes? A custom overhead console with clock is the operation point for a Sanyo/CD/AM-FM Tuner, Pioneer Tweeters, Behind Seat Speaker Box and Two MTX Thunder 202 amps by Great Vibrations of Bothell, Washington! C & M Upholstery of Everett Washington modified a 89 Chevy Seat and tightly stitched the Perfect Interior with Beige Tweed, Soft Touch Vinyl and Mocha Carpet! Very Inviting and Sanitary! WOW! Am I done? Close!
In Closing, this Show Rig is as about as good as it gets and is as tough as it looks! It will knock yer socks off and curl yer toes! Don't be Shy and Bid to Own! You will NOT Disappointed!! Read below Known Items for it's Proven Pedigree!!
Known Items: A Careful and Well supervised 5 year build of a very high quality Show Car that Drives equally as well! CRISP! The rest is in the facts! Partial/Major Accomplishments: Featured in TV Advertisement 2004 for "TLC Rides", Cover/Feature Car June 2004 "Classic Trucks", Full Feature Due 2005 "Truckin Magazine", Spokane 2003 "Good Guys" Staff Pick, Seattle 2003 "Seattle Roadster Show" Best in Class & Best Paint, Portland 2003 "Rod & Custom Show" 1st Place Radical Custom & Outstanding Paint, Bakersfield 3-2004 "Good Guys" Best Truck and MORE! WOW! That's It BOO, BOO! Enough! I offer No Guarantees, Only Opinions!