As always, the last area to be finished was the interior. Now, sometimes this is where the wheels fall off a project-the cash crunch hits-shortcuts are taken and in the rush to see the project finished, the interior is treated as an evil necessity. Well not on this truck. This one got the full treatment. There's a hand-built center console, a smoothed dash, an instrument panel full of Auto Meter instruments, built-in A/C vents, built-in audio speakers, and a few handmade aluminum trim pieces to complement the fresh tan upholstery and high-end wool carpet.

As Bob and the guys at Getz's like to say, "It's an example of a simple handtools required kind of job." Of course, three years labor and a sack of cash helped a lot.

Along the way the truck gained the "Cin Bad" name. Bob's wife's name is Cindy and the paint color is Cinnamon, so the Cin seemed right and a blown 400 is without question Bad. So there it is...Cin Bad. Along with a name it also picked up some awards at a couple of Goodguys shows and has made one 800-mile freeway-flying round trip. So it's not just another pretty face, which is why Cin is really Bad in the best of ways.

Facts & Figures
Bob & Cindy Parks
Burlington, IL
1957 Chevy 3100

CHASSIS FRAME: 1/8” plate steel by Getz’s Hot Rod
Innovations
WHEELBASE: 114”
REAREND / RATIO: Ford 9” / 3.73:1
REAR SUSPENSION: Air Ride Technologies
REAR SHOCKS: Air Ride Technologies
REAR BRAKES: disc Wilwood
FRONT SUSPENSION: Heidt’s IFS
FRONT SHOCKS: Air Ride Technologies
FRONT BRAKES: disc Wilwood
FRONT WHEELS: American Racing / 18”
REAR WHEELS: American Racing / 20”
FRONT TIRES: BFGoodrich / 235 / 50ZR18
REAR TIRES: BFGoodrich / 295 / 45R20
DRIVETRAIN ENGINE: Chevrolet 400ci
HEADS: Edelbrock
INDUCTION: Weiand 8-71, Holley 660-cfm
VALVE COVERS: custom
AIR FILTER: K & N / housing by Brian Limberg at Getz’s Hot Rod Innovations
IGNITION: MSD
EXHAUST / HEADERS: 2 1/2” custom / 1 5/8” custom
TRANSMISSION: GM 700-R4
BODY STYLE: 3100 big-window
MODIFICATIONS: chopped 2 1/4”, roof extended, rear fenders shortened 3”, trim removed, door handles shaved, front bumper sectioned and turned upside-down, turn signal indicator lights frenched, fabricated toneu cover, hand-formed rear roll pan.
HOOD: pancaked 1 1/2” at the front, tilt
GRILLE: custom / ’57 Chevy car
BODYWORK/PAINT: Getz’s Hot Rod Innovations
PAINT TYPE / COLOR: DuPont / Cinnamon
HEADLIGHTS / TAILLIGHTS: Hagan / Billet Specialties
INTERIOR DASHBOARD: stock, smoothed
GAUGES: Auto Meter
STEREO: Panasonic
STEERING WHEEL: Billet Specialties
STEERING COLUMN: GM
SEATS: bucket
UPHOLSTERY: Don Albers
MATERIAL / COLOR: leather / tan
CARPET: tan