In­side the Build

Truckin - - ZERO DANGS -

Year/Make/Model: ’57 Chevro­let 3100

Owner and City/State: Michael Sewell; Man­dev­ille, Louisiana Club Af­fil­i­a­tion: Ground Zero


Front Sus­pen­sion: First-gen­er­a­tion Ca­maro front sub frame, Air Ride Tech­nolo­gies 2,600-pound airbags, tubu­lar con­trol arms, QA1 shocks, Wil­wood six-pis­ton big brakes

Rear Sus­pen­sion: Air Ride Tech­nolo­gies 2,600-pound airbags, dual 450c Vi­air com­pres­sors, ENDO-T 5-gal­lon air tank, C-notch fram­erails, QA1 shocks, cus­tom lad­der bars, Wil­wood fourpis­ton Big Brakes done by Toulouse Street Rods


En­gine: 408 small-block Chevy blueprinted en­gine, Dart block, forged 4340 crank, H-beam rods with 2000 Se­ries rod bolts, JE forged pis­tons, SFI dou­ble-keyed bal­ancer, Comp Cams 652/652 roller cam and lifters, Comp Cams dou­ble roller tim­ing chain and gears, pol­ished alu­minum tim­ing chain cover, pol­ished 210cc run­ner, 64cc cham­ber alu­minum heads, MSD ig­ni­tion, dual 750 Hol­ley carbs, ser­pen­tine pul­ley kit, cus­tom Mark 7 bil­let ra­di­a­tor, 17/8-inch Hooker ce­ramic-coated su­per com­pe­ti­tion long-tube head­ers, Mag­naFlow race muf­flers Trans­mis­sion: Mon­ster Trans­mis­sion TH 350 with 3,500-rpm­stall con­verter, shift kit, chrome Mr. Drive­shaft shaft

Rearend: Moser En­gi­neer­ing 9-inch rear end, 4:11 gears with Detroit Locker


In­dian Turquoise and In­dian Ivory White two-tone paint, pin­stripe by Vin­cent De­signs, cus­tom hy­draulic dump bed, cus­tom wheel­tubs and hump by Toulouse Street Rods, cus­tom­cut hood with re­verse tilt


Tra­di­tional white tuck-and-roll in­te­rior, Dakota Dig­i­tal gauges, ididit steer­ing col­umn, Bil­let Spe­cial­ties steer­ing wheel, Pain­less wiring har­ness, Vin­tage Air

Stereo: Alpine head unit


Wheels: 22x8.5, 24x15; Race­line Sta­tus 5 Tires: 255/30ZR22, 405/25ZR24; Pirelli P Zero

Spe­cial Thanks From Owner: Mr. Don, my fa­ther, Joe & Mike at Toulouse, Big Al Fred at Mark 7, and Ground Zero

Al­though the truck is stored in Mike’s garage in Louisiana, his brother and his 22-year-old son James take the Chevy around the block to make sure the flu­ids stay ac­tive. Al­though Mike is con­vinced his son does more than take it around the block, he knows that the two months he’s in the States, he has one bad clas­sic truck that’s built to drive. His men­tor and fam­ily friend (known as Mr. Don) who has helped him build mo­tors had a van­ity plate “Dons 55” on his cus­tom ’55 Chevy car, so Mike added the van­ity “Mikes 57” to honor him. For the six years Mike has owned the clas­sic, he has spent a to­tal of one year with the truck but has put his heart and soul into this im­mac­u­late build.

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