In­side the Build

Truckin - - INSIDE THE BUILD -

Year/Make/Model: ’58 Chevy Apache

Owner and City/State: Ash­ley Vow­ell; Fort Worth, Texas Club Af­fil­i­a­tion: BodyDropINC


Front Sus­pen­sion: ’97 S10 clip, 2-inch DJM drop spin­dles, Michi­gan Metal Works ex­tended con­trol arms, Ul­tra gas shocks, Slam Spe­cial­ties SS6 airbags, four SMC ½-inch valves Rear Sus­pen­sion: Cus­tom back half from the cab back, triangulated four-link bag on bar, Mon­roe gas shocks, Slam Spe­cial­ties SS6 airbags, ½-inch SMC valves, two Viair 480 com­pres­sors, 5-gal­lon tank


En­gine: ’04 5.3L, ce­ramic-coated head­ers, cold-air in­take, K&N air fil­ter, bat­tery mounted in ice chest in bed Trans­mis­sion: Turbo 350

Rearend: GM 10-bolt rear end


Tra­di­tional body drop, fac­tory with nat­u­ral patina, raised bed floor, mounted bot­tle opener, rust-etched logo on back win­dow


Vin­tage porch swing bench seat, ididit steer­ing col­umn, burlap head­liner, For­ever Sharp 14-inch steer­ing wheel, cus­tom switches mounted to dash with vase

Stereo: In­fin­ity hands-free head unit mounted in glove­box, two Pi­o­neer 6x9s un­der seat


Wheels: 20x8 Dodge spares painted to match, white lip, early ’50s Chevy caps

Tires: 245/35/20; Fed­eral

Spe­cial Thanks: Heath Spurl­ing, Austin Miller, Thomas Gray, Danny Vow­ell, Billy Vow­ell, James and Deb­o­rah Bur­rows, John Nix, Diego at A&K Muf­fler, Oc­tavio at Aut­o­Fab, and ev­ery­one who helped at some point.

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