Com­plete 3600

Street Trucks - - HOMETOWN HEROES -

THIS ’50 CHEVRO­LET 3600 PICKUP BE­LONGS TO TI­MOTHY BRUNNERT, WHO HAS FONDLY DEEMED IT HIS “OTHER WIFE.” WITH A (HU­MAN) WIFE WHO IS— THANK­FULLY—SUP­PORT­IVE OF HIS BUILD, TIM HAS BEEN LA­BOR­ING FOR YEARS TO GET THIS CHEVY IN TOP SHAPE

WITH THE END GOAL OF SEE­ING IT TEAR UP THE TRACK AND LOOK GOOD DO­ING IT.

The ’50 Chevy fea­tures a 1974 El Camino front frame clip. Tubu­lar con­trol arms and drop spin­dles

have the Chevy sit­ting solid and low to the ground with its clas­sic style. A 4-link in the rear and home­made C-notch serve as up­grades to the half-cen­tury-old pickup’s sus­pen­sion. Cou­pled with coil-overs on all sides and a new car­bon-fiber drive­shaft, Tim’s ad­di­tions keep the Chevy rid­ing smoother than ever. In the en­gine com­part­ment lays a 370-cid LQ4 mo­tor out­fit­ted with forged rods and pis­tons as well as a cus­tom camshaft to milk the most from the heart of this build. An out­fit­ted blow-through car­bu­re­tor and bil­let 80mm turbo un­der the bed also en­hance the Chevy en­gine block with su­pe­rior air­flow and gas-to-air ra­tio. A TH400 three­speed au­to­matic trans­mis­sion with brake rounds out the largest mods made to the 3600.

On the ex­te­rior, Tim has pulled var­i­ous parts—from the tail­light brack­ets to the bars of the fac­tory grille—to be rechromed, and he has stained and var­nished the wood pan­el­ing of the bed to match the qual­ity of the long-bed’s paint job. Dy­na­mat sound in­su­la­tion keeps the in­te­rior quiet, which will be es­pe­cially handy when Tim takes the ’50 Chevy out on the strip. New steer­ing wheel, col­umn, seat belts, air fil­ter and more grace the in­te­rior, while a cus­tom-fab­ri­cated cen­ter con­sole houses the 3600’s gauges and switches. Though the in­te­rior has yet to be com­pleted, Tim looks for­ward to shap­ing the cab as care­fully as he has the rest of the build.

With more than six years of work in­vested in his ride, Tim has seen the 3600 through all of its in­car­na­tions and is the proud au­thor of how the ’50 Chevy sits to­day.

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